So sad that I can never attend the BEA (Book Expo America) or the BBC (Book Bloggers Convention). Not only is it held in New York (far, far away from Chicago), it’s when I’m wrapping up the school year for my third graders (May 23-27). Happily, there’s the Armchair BEA…where all of us can attend vicariously. The question for today’s kickoff asks, “Who are you and how do you blog?”
I never meant to be a book blogger. I didn’t even know there were such a thing as book bloggers when I began my blog in 2006. It was pure, joyful, exhilarating chance that I came across Les, Bookfool, and Booklogged. Finally, I knew I had a topic about which I could write with unceasing passion.
I feel a bit self conscious writing so blatantly about myself, as if I resemble the Brian Andreas’ StoryPeople character who says, “We haven’t much time so let’s just talk about me.”
But, here’s a short list before I end the post:
- I can never remember a time when I didn’t believe in God.
- I can never remember a time when I didn’t know how to read.
- I can never remember a time when I didn’t disdain sports (except for cycling and canoeing).
- I can never remember a time when I didn’t want to be a teacher.
- I can never remember a time when I didn’t long to wear cherry red lipstick.
A bizarre collection of facts, to be sure, but there you have it: me in a nutshell. Except I totally forgot to write about what I like to read best (although I’ll read anything but romance):
- Classic literature
- Japanese literature
- Children’s literature
- The Bible
Sorry, I just can’t seem to get inspired about writing a whole autobiography tonight. This short post will have to suffice, which is good because it gives you plenty of time to read more introductions here. And, thanks for visiting.