I started this blog so that I could share my thoughts about the books I am reading. Some books are for pleasure (guilty or otherwise) and some are required due to reviewing agreements or classwork that I am engaged in.
I am a 28 year old student and educator both. I teach for an afterschool program while getting a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Design focused on middleschool students in out of school time. It isn’t the exact degree name – but that is a really long degree name. I currently hold a BA in History and Anthropology focusing on Medieval Europe and archaeology respectively. I have worked for a while in archaeology – a field school in Sweden, and closer to home, a historical public archaeology dig in Houston.
I have a wide variety of hobbies and tend to indulge them in cycles. My current hobby obsession is raising and breeding fish. I have a variety of freshwater fish from river fish to African cichlids. I also love to cook and brew mead, invent recipes, and am even writing those down these days. I sew, make costuming and garb, embroider, cross stitch, crochet (badly), and embellish fabric. I also enjoy painting, wood burning, jewelry making, dancing and playing the flute. And singing – mostly Irish drinking songs.
Most of all, however, I love to read. I read a variety of books, and enjoy everything from young adult fiction, manga, science fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, memoirs, history texts, etc. Authors, if you would like me to review your work, feel free to send me a message, and I will give you my contact info.
I keep a librarything at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/krisvalkyrie
As I continue reviewing books I will likely have contests up here, so keep posted.