Howdy, BookLikes.

After using Goodreads for quite some time and attempting failing to create my own book blog, this here site looks rather perfect for me.


My GR shelves are currently importing, with something like 28 hours to go, so while it's doing that, here's a little bit about me.


I love to read.  Everything.  I've never met a book I wouldn't at least pick up and flip through.  I can count on probably one hand the number of books that I've started and never finished.  I named my blog (as well as my column on the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club site) "Look!  A Book!" because it really well sums up how easily distracted I am by books.  It is worse than shiny things, I swear!  SQUIRREL.


I live in New Jersey with my parents, even though I am 26.  I have two younger sisters, 19 and 22, who also live at home.  My boyfriend and I have been together 3 and a half years and are working steadily to getting an apartment of our own within the next six months.  The wedding is coming ... eventually.


I work in a Senior Living Community in a program called the Expanded Services Program.  The residents I work with live in their own apartments and are considered independent living.  However, these folks need a little more cuing, possibly some lifting and supervision standing.  Basically, my days are full of dementia, unsteady gaits, runny shit, and the most wonderful people who lived the richest lives that I've ever met.


I recently bought a car, and got well and truly swindled, so if I show no love towards car salesmen, it's only because they're bloodsucking vampires who remove check-engine lights.


I'm starting a yoga class on October 14th, so be prepared for the hippie, eastern lore, rambles that are on their way.  My job requires a healthy dose of both obnoxious positivity and healthy cynicism - and honestly, that pretty much sums up my personality.  I want to see the good in people, i do a lot of work to see the good in people, but at the same time: fuck them all.


Books are my escape from all of that, they always have been.  I didn't have a ton of friends growing up because the characters in my books were simply more interesting and less cruel than the people who were interacting around me.