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 (known affectionately as "The Beard"); a dog named Indy (who is named after Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.); and cat named Po (who is not named after Edgar Allan). 

I spend my 9-to-5s working for a non-profit foundation doing grant management and grantee oversight. I work from home, with said dog and cat variously curled up by my side. 

My favorite author changes weekly, though Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mark Helprin and Ernest Hemingway consistently make appearances. My favorite whiskey is Jefferson's.

In addition my own blog, I have contributed to Bookgasm, BiblioBuffet, MarthaStewartWeddings.com and regularly review titles for the bi-weekly e-newsletter, Shelf Awareness for Readers, and Readerly.

If you want to talk about books, philanthropy, books, running, non-profits, books, grant writing or grant management, poverty alleviation, remote working, bagels, books, the Oxford comma, cooking, cookbooks, or books, drop me a line at ofabookworm at gmail dot com. I'm also on Twitter @kerrymchugh.


All opinions on this blog and my personal social media channels are mine and mine alone, and do not reflect the opinions of my employers.