Coffee, Books, & Armchairs (Armchair BEA, Day 1)

Wow, I didn’t realize how late it had gotten!  I was too into watching ‘The Rite’!  So, I’ve signed up to do the virtual BEA, and part of that is blogging about something specific on certain days.  Today, I shall tell you all who I am, why I blog, & some more things about me.  Here goes…

My day job as a high school English teacher seems to have prepared me well to be a book blogger.  I blog about books my kids read & books I teach.  I blog about books I enjoy reading for fun.  And much of the time, I blog about books of which I’ve received an ARC copy from the author.  Those are the most fun.  Who knows?  I could discover the next Stephen King or J.K. Rowling or Danielle Steele (whoa, where did that come from???)  The bottom line is, I love books, I love reading, I love coffee,  & I love blogging.  So, put all of that together & what do you end up with?  Coffee & Literature!

So where did I get the title of my awesome blog you ask?  It was honestly a matter of trial and error. I’ve gotten so used to Coffee & Literature that I don’t even remember what the original name I wanted was; all I remember is that it was already taken on both & Blogger.  Last July, I somehow came up with the idea to review books.  I had some time on my hands and thought it would be a great idea.  I had no clue that I would end up getting to review ARC copies from authors or that I would be inspired to write my own novel, Welcome Home, as a participant in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  But that is what the little monster has become, and I love it.

A little about me, you ask?  Sure!  I turned 30 in April & have taught English for three years.  I have one Master’s degree in Education (curriculum & instruction) from Freed-Hardeman University, and I will be

getting a second Master’s degree beginning in the fall.  This time it will be in Journalism.  See, more writing!  I’m addicted!  I’m married with 5, count ’em FIVE, furkids (thought I was going to say just kids, didn’tcha?)  I have three cats, one big mutt, and an adorable Yorkie.

Where do I blog from?  I’ve got several places, actually.  One is on my great room couch (I’m there now, actually).  One is at my desk in my upstairs office at home.  The last two places I normally blog from are either at the local Panera, Starbucks, or a local coffee shop called Green Frog.  You can see pictures of my desk on the header for my blog.  It’s quite comfy & very geeky with all of the Mac stuff.  🙂

So, that’s a little about me. I hope you enjoy my blog, my reviews, & your own participation in Armchair BEA 2011!

Happy Reading & stay caffeinated!