I Read Therefore I Am
Charles Kingsley said Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book! I tend to agree with him. And who am I? I’m Carla. I was born smack dab in the middle of Manhattan. I have been an avid reader since the second grade when my best friend introduced me to The Baby-Sitters Club. This blog is my way of putting that passion to good use.
By way of credentials all I have to brag about is a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and a hopeless addiction to writing poetry. Sometimes nice editors at awesome literary magazines even publish my work.
Though I tend to gravitate toward literary fiction and nonfiction, by no means do I limit my reading to those genres. When I need a good escapist read I reach for an urban fantasy. Peruse my bookshelves and you’ll find material on a number of subjects and variety of genres: science fiction, romance, poetry, psychology, self-help, sociology, young adult fiction, women’s studies, philosophy, queer studies. Likewise, I don’t limit my reviewing to a particular subject or genre. I read what I feel like reading and review what I feel like reviewing. And, while I believe I have fairly wide-ranging tastes in literature there’s a firm possibility I’m the only person who thinks that, so if you would like to recommend a book for review, go right ahead. I’m always looking for something new to read.
I love discussing books, particularly with people who disagree with my opinion, however, there are some things you should keep in mind when posting a comment:
1) All comments will be screened.
2) Comments containing profanity, threats of violence, personal attacks, rants that have nothing to do with the content of the book in question, or any other form of harassment directed at me or any other commenter WILL NOT be made viewable.
3) This is a personal blog, not an open forum. I am under no obligation to make abusive comments viewable, nor am I obligated to respond to them. If you want to put your two cents in around here you must be respectful of those who disagree with you, otherwise you will not have a voice here.
I hope you get as much out of reading this blog as I get out of writing it.