Location: Massachusetts (most of the time)
Purpose: To write reviews, reflections, and reactions to the novels, articles and works I read throughout the year and, hopefully, entertain and inspire others to enjoy reading new books and to think about the things they’ve read.
Qualifications: A lifelong book lover, I have been addicted to the written word since I was a very small child, reading whatever book I could get my grubby little hands on. Starting in the 8th grade I became a bit of a reclusive reader, spending much time reading in my bed room while being cynical and snarky and too smart for my own good while at school. This led to becoming an English major and wanting to write stories of my own that I could unleash upon the world.
While that desire has never left me, I learned in college that I enjoy writing about the things I’ve read and years later I’ve decided that fun needen’t have stopped because I earned my degree.
Books That Have Gotten Me Through: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; The Portable Dorothy Parker; The Diary of Anais Nin; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard; Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare; A Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis; The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye; and many others…
Parts I’d love to play in film/stage versions: ’Death’ in Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; ‘Jo March’ in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; ‘Beatrice’ in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare; ‘The Librarian’ in Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami; ‘Lady Catherine de Bourgh’ in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen…
Happy reading, my friends.