My name is Kate, and normally I Armchair sitting down.
Besides Kate, I also answer to Katie, Keeks, Kirby, and of course, Midnight Book Girl.
I’ve been blogging for about 2 years, but it’s really been this past year that my site has taken off and become a priority in my life.
I started blogging in order to participate in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, sadly though it was after Dewey passed. I named my blog Midnight Book Girl because of the book The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike- my favorite YA horror author ever.
I read a lot, and I have a job as a home health care nurse assistant/companion caregiver that allows me to read quite a bit. I feel really blessed to have a job that I love… and one that lets me read!
I don’t have a particular genre I read, I like mysteries, thrillers, horror, and I do read a lot of YA. I can’t believe that before I started a blog that I sometimes felt like there was nothing to read that I hadn’t already read- now my tbr pile is overflowing and it’s hard to pick what to read next!
I read books in any form, but I will admit to being a happy Kindle owner, and more recently a Nook owner. Someone once made the point that as long as people are reading, it shouldn’t matter in what format.
I normally carry a tote bag filled with my e-readers and a few paperback/hardbacks. One of my greatest dislikes/fears is to be stuck somewhere with nothing to read. I also carry around the chargers for my e-readers.
I own a LOT of books. I have several book cases that are arranged just by color. I’m a fairly disorganized person, so my other bookshelves are kind of haphazardly shelved. And I feel bad about that.
I almost flunked first grade because I couldn’t learn to read. It turns out I had dyslexia. I’m super grateful to my book loving parents, they had me tested at George Mason University, discovered my learning disability and found me a tutor. By the time I started second grade I was reading on a 5th grade level- thanks Mrs. A!
Once I finally got started reading, I never stopped! I read while sitting, I read while eating, I read while exercising, waiting in lines, getting a pedicure, and yes, I read in the bathroom.
Okay, that’s enough with the “I” and “Me”‘s! How about you?