Musings From A Bookmammal


Hello there! I’m a bit late to the blog party–I’ve enjoyed reading blogs for quite awhile, but just recently decided to take the proverbial plunge and join the fun.

I’m a woman living in the Midwestern U.S.ย who loves books, reading, writing, cooking, eating, reading while eating, and sharing thoughts about all of the above–plus a bit more!

I’m currently on my third career. I was a high school teacher for nine years–then I worked in the retail book business for seven years–and now I’ve been in educational publishing since 2001. I feel that this is where I was meant to be–it’s a great mix of “teacher stuff” and “book stuff”!

Some random things about me–
–I have multiple bookshelves in every room of my home except the bathroom. They’re all filled to bursting. They help to make my house my home.
–I have two cats who I love dearly, but who Iย definitely do NOT dress in human clothing. Ever.
–I’ve never had a cavity.
–I make a mean spaghetti sauce.
–I’m a newcomer to yoga and I love it.
–My day is not complete without a little chocolate.

I’m planning to use this blog to write about bookish things during the week, and about other topics on the weekends–this plan is, of course, subject to change at any time. You’re welcome to come along and join me!

28 thoughts on “About

  1. We may be soul mates. Except the cavity thing. I’m envious of you!

  2. Hi there! I think your blog is spectacular, so I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

    Here are the rules, if you’d like to participate: Post 7 facts about yourself, nominate 7 other blogs for the award, and be sure to link back to the person who nominated you. Of course, you may choose not to make a post — I still think your blog is lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Wow! What a great surprise–Thank you so much! I would love to participate and recognize some blogs that I especially enjoy. I’ll join in in the next few days, and will also check out the blogs you’ve awarded. Thanks again!

  3. Hello!
    I have nominated you for SHINE ON award. You can check the details here –

  4. Can’t find your mention of White Chicken Chili. It was you wasn’t it? I’m beginning to doubt myself. Anyway, I made it in the slow cooker and it was delicious! If it wasn’t you I’ll pass on the recipe!

  5. My interest was peaked to visit your site after a stop at mine, especially with the title “book mammal.” Love it, particularly the photo at the top and the quote about having bookshelves as decoration. Yup, that’s pretty much my house, too – books are present everywhere…except the bathroom, too -though magazines find their way there. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t dress my cats up either. How undignified is that! Thanks again for visiting!

  6. You are welcome! Worms can be fun, too(I have composting worms. :)) – but I totally understand…mammal is new and inventive anyway. Take care!

  7. Your blog is amazing! As a fellow bookmammal, I enjoy every post. I just nominated you for an award.

  8. Hey!
    I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Check the nomination post here –
    Congratulations! ๏Š

  9. Hi,
    Looks like you’ve already been nominated for a fair few awards already. But obviously you clearly deserve them!
    Just letting you know I have nominated you for the dragon loyalty award.
    Cheers, Louise

  10. Hi !
    I have really enjoyed reading your blog so Iโ€™ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! Follow the link for more info

  11. I enjoyed your blog and getting to know a little bit about you during the A to Z challenge. I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster ward. I hope you’ll accept and have as much fun with it as I did. Here’s the link with more details:

  12. Hiya! I’ve just nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. ๐Ÿ˜€ Details are here: The Very Inspiring Blogger Award…

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