I grew up reading in a large, loud family, where I quickly learned to tune out the world around me in favor of the page in front of me. This skill has allowed me not to drown in the books in my to-be-read pile, although the speed at which I read books has yet to catch up to the speed at which I acquire them. After six years in New York City, I relocated to Maryland to be closer to the water; my large, loud family; and a job. I live there now with my wonderful husband (pictured left), a dog named Indy (who is named after Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.) and cat named Po (who is not named after Edgar Allen).
I spend my 9-to-5s working in advertising, which is like Mad Men in that I work on ad campaigns, but not like Mad Men in that there is considerably less drinking in the office. I read books, blogs about books, ads, and blogs about ads. Sometimes I even read books about ads or ads about books in an effort to screw with my work/hobby balance.
My favorite author changes weekly, though Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Helprin and Ernest Hemingway consistently make appearances. My favorite whiskey is, and always will be, Jack Daniels.
In addition my own blog, I have contributed to Bookgasm, BiblioBuffet, and regularly review titles for the bi-weekly e-newsletter, Shelf Awareness for Readers.