Hello, Book Blogger Appreciation Week People! If this is your first time to my blog, welcome! I'm Chris, this is Chrisbookarama. I've been a book blogger for 9 years. Chrisbookarama is where I discuss the books I've been reading as well as other topics. You can find me other places on the web, check out the icons on the right.
Let's start this week of Book Blogger Appreciation by answering today's prompt.
Day 1 Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle.
This was a tough question. In fact, Memory (@xicanti) and I were scratching our heads over it on Twitter. The wonderful Anastasia (@heretherebebks) piped in with a book suggestion and that got the ball rolling.
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Anastasia said she thought I was a classic feminist book like this one. I really liked that thought! Plus The Yellow Wallpaper is weird and creepy and I love that kind of book. They feature regularly on the blog. Thanks, Anastasia!
- The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell. I loved this book when I found it. A story about a young bride who is rescued from doom by a strong older woman. Also, there are disguises! I love a book where a woman is in disguise. That is my jam!
- Bossypants by Tina Fey. No, I am not a successful writer/comedienne. I wish I was as funny as Tina Fey. I try to be funny though. Mostly, I relate to the title. I am a bossypants.
- Home to Woefield by Susan Juby. The protagonist of Home to Woefield has aspirations of being a farmer. She doesn't give up, even when it appears to she might fail. Every spring I set up my little backyard garden with hopes of growing big, fat tomatoes and giant pumpkins. I haven't grown even one tiny pumpkin. I have grown a handful of tiny tomatoes. I know I'm going to try again this spring. It's what I do.
- Run Like a Mother by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen. I run and I'm a mother, so this is an obvious choice. This is a great book if you want to start running. It's very helpful.
Well, those are the books I think represent me. I hope it makes sense! Happy BBAW!