Sunday, April 1, 2012

About Me:

Here I am at Ernest Hemingway's House in Key West, Florida 
  • I love to travel, especially if there is a beach involved. 
  • I am a mom to two sweet boys.
  • My favorite spot to read is at the beach.
  • I originally started this blog as part of my professional development plan as an English teacher in order to keep up with the books that my students and I read.  It ended up being such a worthwhile experience that I stuck with it.
  • I have been blogging since December 2009. Some of my book  recommendations have been featured in magazines, such as Woman's World.
  • I am a Pennsylvania certified teacher. My certifications include Middle School English Language Arts as well as English Language, Literature, and Composition 7-12.  Also, I am a certified Reading Specialist K-12.
  • I have my Master's degree in Education with Reading Specialist certification.
  • I participated in Independent Bookstore Day as a featured blogger at Chester County Book Company. They had a display of my latest recommendations.
  • Also, I had the opportunity to interview Jenny Han in front of a live audience...truly a dream come true!
  • Feel free to email me at Chris327@mac.com if you have any questions or connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Here I am interviewing the amazing Jenny Han at Chester County Book Company.

At Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, which is home to The Long Room. It's the most beautiful library I have ever seen!     
Here I am at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park on the Big Island of Hawaii.
I am at "Mark Twain's Rock," which is the rock he wrote about in his "Letters From Hawaii."


Here I am visiting Highclere Castle (home to Downton Abbey) in Hampshire, England. I had the opportunity to meet The Countess of Carnarvon. She has written a few books about Highclere Castle and the real Downton Abbey.  I was also able to attend cocktail hour in the library (*swoon*) and tour the castle. 

My featured blogger display for Independent Bookstore Day at Chester County Books     

In this picture, I am visiting Jane Austen's house in Chawton, England. It is here where she revised Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. She also wrote Mansfield ParkEmma, and Persuasion here.