Well hello there, internet user. I will take the initiative to assume that whoever may be reading this post has already read Hannah’s introductory post. As she said, we are life-long best friends who have teamed up for the ultimate crime-fighting, book reading duo. We fight the crimes Hollywood overlooks, like illiteracy, overused clichés, and grammatical injustice.
I suppose I should begin by introducing myself. I’m Lindsay. I’m Southern. I actually like running. I got an English degree at Valdosta State University without any intentions of becoming a teacher (*gasp!*). My nickname at work is “book lady.” I live for the classics; I could read The Iliad, The Odyssey, Beowulf, and absolutely anything about Greek or Roman mythology a million times and still be tickled to pieces. It takes a force of nature (or an annoying amount of pokes and nudges from Hannah) to get me to read contemporary literature, which is one of the many reasons I am so excited about this voyage. Yes, I just called it a voyage. This will force me to read the contemporary pieces I’ve been avoiding as well as the classics I usually set aside so I can reread Frankenstein.
So anyway, I am very excited about this! I think we just (literally, just) decided to begin our blogging “voyage” by reviewing George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (so far). I should be finishing the fifth book within a week, hopefully, so we should have some juicy tid-bits to talk about soon enough. Then, we shall delve into the “new” stuff, as Hannah said, beginning with The Great Gatsby. We’ll try to keep y’all interested and coming back for more! Type to you soon!