I have always been a bookworm, which is probably one reason why I majored in English. My mother told me that I always had a book in my hand and I remember in elementary school on our trips to the library I was always the last one to line up and to check out my books.
I am a voracious reader and tend to spend entirely too much time and money in the bookstore. I have an iPad, which became my buddy when I returned to school — the less bulk I had to carry the better. I still much prefer to hold a book in my hand than read it on a computer.
About The Broken Spine
The Broken Spine actually was my brain child for a book club. It got off to a pretty good start, but then unfortunately dissipated due to people’s schedules. Even so, that has not stopped me from reading, but what it has stopped to some degree is discussing books with others.
I decide to start The Broken Spine blog in order to share my thoughts on the books I’ve read, I’m reading, or contemplating reading. Please feel free to make suggestions as I’m always looking for new books. And most importantly, please feel free share your thoughts.
So Why This Blog?
I love to read. I love to write. I love to critique. I love to explore new literature and rediscover the classics. I also started this blog because I wanted to take an opportunity to write about literature in a non-critical way. As an English major, you’re trained to critically interpret and write about literature and I wanted to take a step back and read just for pleasure. It’s highly unlikely I will be able to throw all those years of training out the window, but I’m definitely going to try and give a less critical or rather less academic critique and analysis of the literature I read.