I’m 37, living in Georgia with my husband, Mike and our cat, Jack. I’m originally from Newfoundland, Canada but have lived in the United States for several years now. So far I’ve lived in three Canadian provinces and three American states. I have a severe case of wanderlust and love to travel, even though I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like.
I’m an avid reader and I work at a public library, so between one thing or another, I’m pretty much surrounded by books 24/7 – and that’s just the way I like it! But I also consider myself an athlete – these days I’m as likely to be out running or on my bike as I am with my nose in a book!
In addition to maintaining this blog, I’m actively involved in BookCrossing and a couple different book clubs, including one I started at my church. I like teas and tisanes, red wines, am obsessed with anything chocolate and my guilty pleasure is watching Survivor.
Why I started A Life in Books: I’d wanted to keep a reading diary for ages so I could keep track of what I’d been reading and my thoughts on those books. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve wondered if I’ve read a book or not, what a certain book was about, how long ago I read a given book, etc. At the same time, I had several people telling me I should have a blog/myspace/live journal/etc. with my response invariably being that my life wasn’t exciting enough to write about on a regular basis! However, the online format seemed a perfect means of keeping a reading diary, and thus A Life in Books was begun. Since that time, I’ve come to realize how many like-minded folks are out there, fellow bibliophiles who also look to the Internet to talk books – which has turned into one of my favorite things about being online.
In 2011, I decided to broaden the scope of my blog, so from that time, you’ll start to notice that my posts take a more personal tone and include more details about my life outside of books.
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