About Us

We knew we were different when we played “Library” when we were little. Not joking.

If you clicked on that link, you’ll understand that 1) entertainment is hard to come by in small towns and 2) to say that we’ve always shared a love for books and reading is putting it lightly. We’ve also always shared a talent for having an opinion on everything and, quite frankly, we’ve enabled each other in thinking that those opinions are craved and worshiped by the general populous. However, living in different cities since high school meant that we had to find a way to read things and get those non-stop opinions to each other and our rabid fans (a.k.a. our moms). Thus, a blog was born. Since its inception, our lives have changed in ways that make us busy (there are significant others, pets, properties, new degrees, and big-girl jobs to attend to), so our commitment to this blog is simple: we’ll blog when we can. Don’t give up on us, please.

Hannah –  World traveler, brunch enthusiast, cocktail drinker, and aspiring-know-it-all. I’m first in alphabetical order but younger than Lindsay by six months.
My favorite books include (but are certainly not limited to): A Song of Ice and Fire series, Harry Potter everything, and (most recently) Red Rising.
My favorite characters are: Arya Stark and Draco Malfoy

GrootLindsay – I got an English Degree from Valdosta State University (Go Blazers!) and a Master’s Degree in Secondary English Education at University of Georgia. I teach 9th grade ELA, I’m married to a total hottie, and I have a puppers that is cuter than any dog needs to be. Pic included for reference.
My favorite books include: The Hobbit (you’re always my #1) and thought-provoking classics, like FrankensteinDracula, and The Iliad (I guess The Odyssey can come, too). Favorite series works include The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Red RisingExpanse, and A Song of Ice and Fire.
My favorite characters are: Frankenstein’s monster, Gollum/Smeagol, Grendel, Sevro au Barca, Amos Burton, and Arya Stark.

We are both Ravenclaws. Deal with it.
We both have literary tattoos.
We have a lot to say.

46 responses to “About Us

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  8. Hey Chicas, Did not see a place to contact you directly so I am contacting you here:

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! Here’s the link to the nomination post: https://thegenreminx.com/2016/05/16/my-first-liebster-award-i-would-like-to-thank/. I hope you will accept the award and post your nominees soon.


    The Genre Minx

  9. Thank you for the follow! You are two lovely souls. 🙂

  10. noteablepad

    Thank you for the follow 🙂 Amazing blog you have here! And I LOVE the blog name ‘untamedshrews’- I haven’t been a fan of Shakespeare’s tamed shrew 😀

  11. Thanks for following my blog 🙂 Looking forward to catching up with your posts

  12. Ravenclaws for life!!! Thanks so much for following my blog. I’m glad you did because now I’ve seen yours and I’m hooked! 😀

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  14. It’s official. I love your blog.

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  17. Hey, thanks so much for following me! It means a lot 🙂

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  28. Alex West

    Great blog! And thanks for following mine.

    • Alex West

      Ummm… Am I blind? I cannot actually find where to follow this blog via email. I can only see the WordPress Follow button at the top but I think that just makes it come up in the reader.

      • Alex West

        Disregard, clicking the ‘Notify me of new posts’ box under this reply seems to have done the trick. So that’s what that does…

      • Lol I’m gad you found that! My absent co-blogger is the tech-savvy one so I would’ve been lost as to how to solve the issue. I’m glad you like our blog; yours is awesome and I look forward to reading more!

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  30. Robin

    Lindsay and Hannah, this blog is so awesome. And I can still see you both as like 4th graders or so “playing library”. Ali was a bit younger than yiu two (JJs age) but how I remember Hannah singing LeeAnn Rimes songs on the way home from early county elem school. Great memories. Hope you girls are doing well! (Ps: Ali’s married now and graduating from college in 2 weeks). 🙂

  31. I love the concept behind your blog. Not only does it spotlight BOOKS, but it also gives more than one perspective. Plus, having two writers takes the pressure off of just one person having to post regularly.

    • Thank you so much, Jayne!! It means a lot to get positive feedback! We try to bring different things to the blog to keep people interested and I think Hannah’s “Read This, Drink That” segment is such a creative spin on the books we read. Anybody can have an opinion, but we hope we can bring fresh perspectives and entertainment into the mix, too! Thanks so much for the comment and the compliment!

  32. Firstly, thanks for the ‘Follow’, otherwise I would not have discovered your awesome blog. Some very interesting posts … keep them coming 🙂

    • Just a further note, I’m intrigued Lindsay, why you think Grendel is a misunderstood character (Beowulf is a fav of mine so …:) )

      • This is one of those stories, much like Robin Hood, that lacks a defined author, so many versions exist and cloud the details. My version leads me to believe that Grendel, and his mother, have their motives, secret though they may be. Maybe it’s his anger-prone ancestry (a.k.a. Cain), maybe the constantly overwhelming noise of Heorot, the meade-hall (I know I want to attack my neighbors when they’re too rowdy), or some versions hint at a long-standing revenge mission. I just have a soft spot in my heart for characters that either are misunderstood by fellow-characters or lack the chance to tell their own side of the story. That’s just me! Anyway, I’m so glad you like our ravings and I am so excited to be a part of your Tolkien talks. He’s my main man! Thanks for following!

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