*taps microphone* …Hello?

27 May

Hi, I’m Annalisa, and I’m a bookaholic.

Hi Annalisa.

As my sister has far more eloquently described, we are a family of readers.  Some of my fondest memories of our camping trips to Yellowstone are of Mom and Dad reading us stories both in the car and at the campfire before bed.  I was that kid that was always begging to go to the library all summer, whose reward for doing her chores was getting her book back.  In a phonology class in college, we got to talking about how we knew what some words meant, but not how to pronounce them correctly, which our professor promptly told us meant “you have more book friends than real friends.”  This was not at all an inaccurate assessment.

Now that you have my “qualifications” for making judgments about books, I suppose I should explain why we’re doing this.  Primarily, this is a way we can share our passion for books with other people and each other.  We’ve spent hours discussing books before, so it seemed a natural extension to write about them in a way where we could feed off of each other and get others involved too.  We’re so excited about this that we’ve already made a list of books that we want to read (see here), and it’s fairly eclectic.  Most are novels that one of us has read while the other hasn’t had the chance, but we have some that neither of us has read (usually from an author that we both enjoy), and some are books we’ve read so many times that we lost count years ago.  Hopefully there will be something there that you enjoy, in addition to reading us flail excitedly over them.

You’ll notice that Joie and I have very different writing styles.  I can guarantee that those differences will also show up in which books we like and dislike, so if you happen to see smoke billowing from the Colorado Springs area, don’t worry; it’s probably just us having a chat about why the other one is being absurd.

Thanks for reading; we hope that you’ll stick with us while we’re getting this up and running!


Posted by on May 27, 2010 in General


7 responses to “*taps microphone* …Hello?

  1. rjlouise

    May 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I love your intro post! It’s got nothing to do with superior writing skill (hah) and more to do with different styles. So, woo hoo! We got the ball rolling, yay us!

  2. Diane

    May 27, 2010 at 10:05 am

    *pouting…lip out and everything…* I can’t get the “see here” link to work…

    • Diane

      May 27, 2010 at 11:33 am

      nevermind…I got it…you can’t click on it in the email subscription…you have to come to the page…yay!

  3. Holly

    May 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Hooray!! I have been looking for a way to stalk you for ages! What better way than via wonderful book reviews? I’m very pleased. 😀

    • rjlouise

      May 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

      We’re pretty pleased ourselves, though we aspire to do more than just enable stalkers. 😉 I’m glad you’ve decided to read our blog. We’re already having fun.

    • anlichan

      May 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      I have never been so happy to be stalked! I look forward to chatting with you more. 😀

  4. Gareth Whatcott

    July 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    The “smoke billowing” comment seems like eerie foreshadowing now. It’s hard to laugh with something so terrible but it is almost funny in this context.


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