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?