Okay...a little bit about my blogging and reading. I have been book blogging for almost two years (in August). I have loved reading my whole life. I was lucky enough to have parents who had their noses stuck in a book constantly and it really rubbed off! I own a huge amount of books...3000+...that's 1900+ fiction and the rest non-fiction and Christmas books. I guess it's pretty obvious from those numbers that I'm a book lover...or maybe a hoarder? What I like to read is pretty much summed up in the tagline in my blog header. "An eclectic reader with an affinity for history and historical fiction" I adore historical fiction and that is largely due to my love of history. Up until last year, I was a history major and I'm hoping to get back to it as soon as I get some issues ironed out. If I had to choose a couple of other favorite genres, they would be fantasy (epic or high, not urban) and horror. I love fantastical worlds and I LOVE getting the stuff scared out of me! I am also a writer. I have a writing blog and I'm currently participating in a writing challenge to get me motivated. I'm actually in the process of researching my novel, but my ideas keep changing and that makes it difficult. I really want to write historical fiction, but I worry about authenticity. Can I do it? Can I write an historical that doesn't rip history to shreds? It's a worry and it's paralyzing! Back to this blog, I am a read-a-thon addict! So much so that I host seasonal read-a-thons. I just had my Spring one in April and my Summer read-a-thon is coming up in July. I also host two perpetual reading challenges, The Michener Challenge and the 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge.
Some personal things about me: I am a Yankee by birth. I grew up in Michigan, but have lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 20 years. I have two sons that I love so much and am grateful for every day. Being a mom is really the best thing in the world! I am a major cat lover. If you've been here before, you've probably seen my Cat Thursday meme. I used to have five cats, but now we are down to one very spoiled Alice. Let's see, what else? Oh! I have a fanatical love for Christmas. Yes, I'm one of them! I have a year round Christmas blog on which I post every 25th of the month, throughout July, and from Thanksgiving through Twelfth Night.
|My boys and Alice...her 4th birthday!|
Find me on Facebook: Personal page Blog page
Writing blog: The Story Inside Me
Historical fiction blog (w/ Marie @ The Burton Book Review): Historical Fiction Connection
Christmas blog: The Christmas Spirit