Welcome to our little corner of the internet! There are two of us blogging here at Bookish Pursuits – Christine, aka Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue!
I am Christine – mother, wife and lawyer. I have lived 50 years on this green earth – 40-ish of them as a reader. This blog is dedicated to my life as a book hoarder and devourer of the written word. I am seldom seen without a book near at hand. Now that my children are older, I have much more reading time than I did when I was a mother to young children.
I am proud to say that I have raised one reader, and am on my way to raising a second. My daughter is in her junior year in college as a biology major, although she is still a voracious reader of fantasy literature, YA and otherwise, and my son is a junior in high school. He is a musician much more than a reader, although he does love a good story! I’ve also been married for more than 20 years to the most wonderful man I’ve ever met, who puts up with my reading and book hoarding issues without (much) complaint.
There are authors that I loved as a child: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle and J.R.R. Tolkien. Characters that I count as friends include Lizzie Bennett, Anne Shirley, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, Lady Julia Grey, and Lily Bart. I am a book nerd, openly, unashamedly and sometimes loudly passionate about books.
Forty-odd years ago I learned to read, and I realized that I could see the world through different eyes. From Sara Crewe to Laura Ingalls, I was a Victorian orphan and an American pioneer. The greatest gift that I have ever received was the gift of literacy – thanks, mom.
So, come on in, pull up a chair. Here I will talk about what I am reading and what I have read. I hope you’ll join me in the conversation.