Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Meg of write meg!

Today we welcome Meg of write meg!  Please give her a warm welcome!


Howdy ho, bookworms! I’m Meg, the curly top behind write meg! My blog is a compilation of book reviews, love stories, photography and recipes. Though once literature-heavy, I now consider my site a place to explore my favorite things -- and since getting engaged last December, that also includes the chaos and excitement of wedding planning. (It’s a part-time job, I tell you.)

While I’ve always been a reader, I didn’t begin reviewing books until 2008. I studied English Literature in college, worked as a bookseller for many years and greatly missed my time spent chatting books after I accepted a full-time newspaper gig post-graduation. Looking for a way to continuing sharing novels with others, I discovered book blogs by Googling for thoughts on a recent story -- and wow. I missed talking books, and realized these folks talk about books all the time. A match made in heaven? Indeed.

Though my tastes have shifted over the years, I primarily read and review women’s fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction and young adult stories. Once skeptical of non-fiction (too boring!), I’ve been converted -- and now love memoirs, especially when they center on love, family and growth.

If you forced me to name my favorite books or you’d steal the last cupcake before I got a bite, I’d offer a shortlist including “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri; “Everything Is Illuminated” by Jonathan Safran Foer; “The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets” by Eva Rice; “Life After Yes” by Aidan Donnelley Rowley; and anything by Megan McCafferty. (Jessica Darling + Marcus Flutie 4ever.)

write meg! arrives from Maryland in the U.S., where I was born and raised. My hometown is about 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., so I spend quite a bit of time in the city. During the daylight hours, I work as a newspaper columnist and editor for three papers in the suburbs -- and I really love my job. I get paid to write and surround myself with words . . . does it get any better?

If you’d like to track me down, I’m all over the place. A few links . . .

Blog
Twitter 

Hope to see you! And bring cake!



Thank you for joining us today, Meg! Remember to check out Meg's blog, write meg!, and leave a comment or question below.

4 comments :

  1. Thanks for stopping by today Meg! I do not tell you enough how much I enjoy your blog, particularly your photos. They are amazing!! :)

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  2. I love your writing style! Congrats on getting married. I would say planning a wedding is like a FULL time job! I haven't read any of your "faves" but I have half on my TBR. The others I need to look into! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. I love that picture! Congratulations on the wedding. :)

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  4. I started book blogging for the same reason! Worked in a bookstore for so long, found I missed the book chatter. Love the pic!

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