Well…I have a deal with my husband that I get one “book” related trip a year and this year I will be 30 (eek!). I know let’s not mention that again. So instead of having my big book trip be NYC, BEA & BBC this year. I decided it will be what we are tentatively calling “The Dirty Thirty Tour of the United Kingdom”. And not just any trip to the United Kingdom mind you. If you know me or you follow Stiletto Storytime, you know this trip has literary purposes…meaning it’s all about some Jane Austen. I can’t tell you how long I have waited…probably about twenty years of my thirty to visit Jane’s land. So very excited and a good trade off for missing BEA? I think so.
So I am Armchairin’ it this year. For those of you whom I have yet to meet…my name is Courtney. I am a former librarian turned book reviewer and freelance writer. But those things come second to me real job as a SAHM to the cutest little man you’ll every meet. I have a two year old- so life and reading can be hectic but I somehow make it work. Stiletto Storytime will celebrate it’s fifth birthday in December.
I review and write about just about all age levels and genres. As a librarian I find that I just can’t choose one area. I love getting books into people’s hands so I try to host lots of giveaways and love working personally with authors, publishers and publicists. My other big interests here at Stiletto Storytime are classic and young adult literature and of course Jane Austen. (Did I mention I am a Janeite?) Oh and I love shoes…can you tell?
So welcome to Stiletto Storytime and to Armchair BEA 2011. Let’s have some bookish fun!