Today we welcome Meg of write meg! Please give her a warm welcome!
Howdy ho, bookworms! I’m Meg, the curly top behind write meg! My blog is a compilation of book reviews, love stories, photography and recipes. Though once literature-heavy, I now consider my site a place to explore my favorite things -- and since getting engaged last December, that also includes the chaos and excitement of wedding planning. (It’s a part-time job, I tell you.)
While I’ve always been a reader, I didn’t begin reviewing books until 2008. I studied English Literature in college, worked as a bookseller for many years and greatly missed my time spent chatting books after I accepted a full-time newspaper gig post-graduation. Looking for a way to continuing sharing novels with others, I discovered book blogs by Googling for thoughts on a recent story -- and wow. I missed talking books, and realized these folks talk about books all the time. A match made in heaven? Indeed.
Though my tastes have shifted over the years, I primarily read and review women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction and young adult stories. Once skeptical of non-fiction (too boring!), I’ve been converted -- and now love memoirs, especially when they center on love, family and growth.
If you forced me to name my favorite books or you’d steal the last cupcake before I got a bite, I’d offer a shortlist including “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri; “Everything Is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer; “The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets” by Eva Rice; “Life After Yes” by Aidan Donnelley Rowley; and anything by Megan McCafferty. (Jessica Darling + Marcus Flutie 4ever.)
write meg! arrives from Maryland in the U.S., where I was born and raised. My hometown is about 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., so I spend quite a bit of time in the city. During the daylight hours, I work as a newspaper columnist and editor for three papers in the suburbs -- and I really love my job. I get paid to write and surround myself with words . . . does it get any better?
If you’d like to track me down, I’m all over the place. A few links . . .
Hope to see you! And bring cake!
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