Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thinging Through Tuesday

Well, it's not Tuesday, I'm a day late but I hope I will be forgiven as I was out of town. So the idea is that one day each week we all write on the same topic and leave the links in the comments so all can enjoy! This week the topic is to introduce ourselves. Here goes....

My name is Carey and I have been a avid reader all of my life. I never wanted to go outside and play as a kid, I was always happiest on the couch with a book. The elementary school librarian used to tease me when I came in, "What are you doing here? You have read everything already"! Good thing it didn't discourage me. I majored in English Literature in college and then answered the often asked question "What are you going to do with that degree?" by going to be a flight attendant for a major US airline. That was almost twenty years ago. I have been very happily married for over twelve years to my husband Mark. We travel as much as possible and we try to make it to England/Scotland/Wales at least once a year to soak up the history and buy books (like we need any more). I'm very fond of good historical fiction, so you will see alot of that in the reviews. Lucky me, my profession has a lot of down time and I spend most of it reading. I do not have a laptop because I don't want to lug it around, plus it would take time away that I would rather be, you guessed it, reading!

Today I received my second ever ARC, Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan. Already my TBR pile is growing! I'm looking forward to the ARCs breaking me out of my Historical Fiction rut!!!

It's great to hear from all of you and to be part of this great community!


Marie said...

you sound like me when i was a kid! i'm getting "songs for the missing" too, from barnes & noble; I'll check back to see your thoughts on it. nice to meet you and thanks for participating!

kbookreviews said...

Your blog looks great :)

jlshall said...

Hi, Carey. I envy you, getting to travel to the UK every year - it's been about 20 years since I last visited. It's a wonderful place for book lovers. I like historical fiction, too, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

Elizabeth said...

Hi - I found your blog at LT and just wanted to say hello. =)

The Tome Traveller said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting and your great comments. I am a first time blogger and am having a wonderful time!

rainbowdarling said...

I would have been one of those kind of library kids, too, had the librarian ever noticed me. I guess I was too quiet or something. (Got over that pretty quickly!)

Your travels sound very exciting. I hope to hear more about them. :)

LisaMM said...

HI, I found your blog at LT and will start doing the Tuesday Thing as well! I'm also doing the BN First Look book club. I started Songs for the Missing a few days ago and am fully engrossed in it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thank you!!

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Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.