I work as a circulation assistant at a university law library to pay the bills until I win the Powerball Lottery jackpot and become a multimillionaire traveling around the world visiting libraries and bookstores and reading all day in exotic locales.
If you haven’t figured it out, I like to read. This blog is about what I’m reading and not reading (as sometimes happens), what I want to read and what I am considering reading. There is also occasional agonzing over reading, not reading, what I want to read and what I am considering reading. From time to time personal life slips in and stories about my husband, garden, libraries, or pet pictures might appear.
What do I like to read? All bookish folk know it is impossible to name just one or two favorite books. I will say I am an omnivorous reader and enjoy genre fiction (scifi, fantasy) and literary fiction, nonfiction (mostly history, philosophy, science, literary biography, diaries and letters, and books about books), and poetry. I also like to read ingredients labels, but generally don’t talk about that here. Favorite authors include Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Marge Piercy, and Adrienne Rich.
I’ve been blogging about books since Ocotber 2003. I had a brief brush with fame when I was listed among the Guardian Unlimited Books’ Top 10 Literary Blogs (article no longer available online) and again when mentioned by Cynthia Crossen in the Wall Street Journal. I do this for fun and try not to take myself too seriously (if I ever do, please, someone, let me know).
I welcome your thoughts, comments and reading suggestions (I love book lists!). I encourage respectful disagreement and discussion but reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate, rude and flame war inciting comments without notice.
Thanks for visiting. Happy reading!