With a paradoxical love for both books and trees, I was, for a long time, one of those classically shy girls who would rather spend the afternoon with a book than with a person. That changed, though, when I started college two years ago. There are definitely still times when I prefer to hide away with a good book, but my comfort with myself and others has improved tremendously.
I do my best to live by Mrs. Ramsay’s words in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, “Life stand still here.” I, like Lily Briscoe, am always looking for those moments when the world is especially clear. It is through expressing those moments, I think, that we are able to make our small imprints on the world.
Currently I’m an English literature major with a journalism minor, and my goal is to be an editor at a publishing house someday. I have been lucky enough to work as a publicity intern at a publishing house in New York City for the summer of 2013. The experience has been fantastic and has introduced me to areas of the literary world I’ve always been curious about. My internship is actually what opened my eyes to the book blogging community, about which I’d somehow managed to stay in the dark!
While my friends and family find my love for all things literary endearing, most of them aren’t nearly as engrossed by a conversation about extraordinary dialogue and character development or the merits of a roller-gel versus a ball-point pen. Hence, this blog will allow me to connect with people who are just as unapologetically enamored with the literary world as I am.
If you wish to contact me, my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow me on twitter at: @MidnightTinged
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