March 20, 2014

Have We Met Before?

I recently decided to revamp my "Hey Y'all" page. It's probably only been edited once since I started this blog, and I thought it needed a little love and attention! To be honest, I'd never given much thought to the "About Me" details. It's pretty standard to have that information on a blog, but I realized recently it's one of the first places I go when I'm blog browsing.

With that in mind, I thought it was time to make a few changes on my own page. I wanted it to really reflect who I am and what I enjoy! Rather than just update it, I decided to post it because duhhhhh I don't want you to miss out on all this excitement. So, allow me to re-introduce myself:
Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by So Obsessed With. Grab a sweet tea, pull up a chair and come sit a spell with me. I'm Hannah - a Southern sass with some book nerd thrown in for good measure.

To tell you the truth, I've been a book lover ever since I was born. My mama tells me that I couldn't fall asleep unless I had at least one book in my crib, and I had Madeline memorized at a very early age. The stories that follow me around in my family? Oh, you know, the time I ate a word off the spine of a book and one of my parents later found it in my diaper. Or when I stayed up late reading in the bathroom and tried telling my parents "I had a stomachache" when they finally discovered me. Both of my grandmothers love to read, so I think I come by it honestly. I grew up loving words, and it's an obsession that's never waned.

I attended the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and majored in Public Relations. I graduated a few years ago, and I still can't believe I'm a real, live grown up. Although, for the most part, I've always been a little old lady inside. There's nothing I love more than being at home, in my pajamas, hanging out with my husband and our dog. I've got a dash of wanderlust inside, but there's still no place like home for me.

My mister and I met while on a trip to South Africa through UGA, but we grew up only fifteen minutes away from each other. I went halfway around the world and fell for someone right down the road! South Africa has had a special place in my heart since then, but I'm still a Georgia girl through and through. I love all things Southern: the people, the weather, the food, the places and the traditions.

Back in November 2011, I figured there was no better way to chronicle the books that grabbed my heart than in this little corner of the world. It's my hope you'll be so obsessed with books right alongside me! So, hello wide world, it's nice to meet you. Drop me a line at soobsessedwith [at] gmail [dot] com.
When I decided to start blogging, I knew how important it was to come up with a name that I loved and meant something to me. Something bookish seemed best, but many of the ones I thought of were already taken... And what if I didn't always want to talk about books? Then, it hit me!

So Obsessed With

For years, the mister has teasingly told me that I suffer from a serious case of obsession. When something strikes my fancy, it hits me hard. This sparks a furious need for me to read/find/make/buy whatever it is that's crossed my mind. But when the wind blows something else my way, I'm off on another adventure. My obsessions can last anywhere from a few days (DIY bracelets before I remembered that I hate the actual DIY part) to a few months (stalking eBay for copies of Domino magazine). 

Since my lifelong obsession has always been reading, I figured writing about it was the best bet I had of sticking with this whole blogging thing. That's turned out to be true, and I've got a lot of words here to prove it! My obsessions can sometimes influence what I read, too. Whether it's books set in specific places or particular topics, I'm often reading books based on what's currently captured my mind. Now that I've told you the story of my blog name, it's time to finally answer...
Rather than continue talking your ear off, here's an "About the Blogger" bingo board that I created to highlight a few of my favorite things. Hope you spot some things we've got in common!
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

24 comments:

  1. Your "about me" is just too cute! Makes me want to revamp mine, lol. Also LOVE the bingo board. Gilbert Blythe, LM Montgomery, Jojo Moyes, Melina Marchetta and Rainbow Rowell would totally make my list (or board) too :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! It was so fun brainstorming a way to update it. And yayyy for good book taste :) So glad those authors (and Gilbert!) are favorites for you, too.

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  2. Adorbs. Cutie chart. LOVE that you ended it with, "Y'all come back now, ya hear?" I was doing that for a while too.

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    1. Thanks Juju! That's so fun - I didn't know you were doing that for a while. I actually (this is horrible) didn't realize that it originated with the Beverly Hillbillies. I googled it before adding it to my post and laughed when I found out that was the source.

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  3. I love this so, so much! Your updated "about me" is so cute, especially the bingo board part. Now I kind of want to update mine too :D Great idea!

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    1. Aww thanks Alexa :) I had so much fun putting it together. Glad it didn't seem cheesy haha!

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  4. I love this!! And the BINGO?!?! Amazing!! I seriously love this post because I love you and it just screams Hannah! Southern Belle with (A LOT) of sass :)

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    1. Girl, you're the best! Thanks for the sweet words :) I'm glad it's more "ME" since that was what I didn't like about my old "About Me" page. Not enough personality!

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  5. I love this bingo board!! It's so fantastic..and also those are the BEST book boyfriends! <33 the Jane Austen ones especially

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    1. Oh thank you! I had fun coming up with it :) And yes, I love (almost) all of Jane Austen's men. So hard to choose just two!

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  6. Oh, you had me at Frederick Wentworth! :D Love this (and your blog) so much!

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    1. OH WENTWORTH. How much would you love to receive a letter from that guy?! *swoon* And thank you for the kind words!!

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  7. I've just discovered your blog so this post came at the perfect time for me! I love the blogger bingo idea - do you mind if I borrow the idea and do my own? (P.S. You have a new follower for life - anyone who loves Gilbert Blythe as much as I do is simply a 'kindred spirit'!)

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    1. Thanks so much for following! Anyone who loves Gilbert Blythe wins major points in my book. And I'm so glad you stopped by at such a great time! Now you know a little more about me :)

      Thank you so much for the kind words on my blogger bingo idea - I'm glad you love it! I worked really hard to come up with something for my "About Me" that would be more unique to me and my blog, so I'd actually prefer if you didn't do it, too. I'm so flattered that you like it, but I want it to be something that is more personal to my blog. I hope you understand, and I really appreciate you asking about it first. Best wishes!

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    2. That's totally fine and I completely understand - I already have a totally random list of 'about me' facts, I just liked the idea of putting them into a bingo grid! It's all good though, I like lists too!

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  8. I love this so much! I want to revamp my about me page, it is so boring , and this has inspired me to really work at it!!

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    1. Oh yay! I'm so happy to hear that :) Have fun revamping it!

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  9. Audiobooks and re-reading. Fast friends we were meant to be and so it was.

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  10. I love this so much, and especially the bingo part. (Oh my god, yes to slow burning romances and complex characters - my favorite things in books.)

    <3

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