Hi Y’all! It is November and I am bringing back #30DaysOfThanks for Year 4 aka #30DaysOfThanks2015. I had so much fun doing this last 3 years that I thought I would recycle the program again this year. Switching it up this year with 3 posts a day–1 author, 1 narrator, and 1 blogger that really touched me this year. I didn’t have room to thank everyone because really my life overfloweth with awesome bloggers, books, and listening enjoyment. I tried to fit in some new people who have come into my life/reading enjoyment the last year while still shouting out my tribe of many years. I am so glad that I didn’t have room because it means my life ROCKS!
Kristin from Always with a Book
Kristin and I have been friends for a few years now. She is one of those people who while we don’t read a whole lot in common–we do have similar tastes in the things we do read in common. She is also one of the sweetest and most supportive people I know! She really is just one of my favorite people ever!
About Kristin (from her blog)
Welcome to Always With a Book!!! As the name implies, I always have a book with me wherever I go.
My name is Kristin and I am an avid reader. I have been ever since I can remember and I owe all that to my parents who instilled the love of reading into me and my siblings. I remember always seeing my parents reading when we were young. We always were given books – for birthdays, holidays including Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter, and for report cards. And, not just any books – my parents always were able to pick put books that would interest us – not an easy feat for 7 children at different ages with varied reading interests!
Today, that love has continued to grow and I love nothing better than trying to foster that love of reading into my nieces/nephews and friends’ kids. Even my current job came about as a way to foster that love of reading. I currently work for Literacy Volunteers, working with immigrants learning the English language.
I am married to a fellow avid reader and we live in NY. There is nothing we like better than perusing bookstores. While we don’t tend to read the same things, we are very content spending time together, reading. Our other favorite hobby is playing Scrabble – he is much better than I am, but it’s still fun to play. We actually registered for the deluxe version of the game for our wedding and got it!!!
We also have a chocolate lab, named Maddie. We got her just after we got married in 2009 when she was 12 weeks and she loves sitting with either of us while we are reading! She is my sidekick when I spend time blogging – she sits in ‘her’ chair, right by my computer every day while I am on the computer.
Some of my other interests include scrapbooking, crocheting, baking, doing yoga, and walking. I am also a big fan of drinking tea and have recently starting experimenting with different types. There’s nothing better than a good book and a cuppa tea!!!
I started this blog as a way to share my thoughts on books. I never imagined it to grow to what it has become today and am thankful for each and every visitor and comment. I am so thankful for the blog world – I have ‘met’ SO many great people that have the same book addiction that I have. It’s great! My reviews aren’t perfect, I just say what I feel. If I inspire you to read a certain book, then great! If not, that’s ok, too.
I hope you enjoy your visit to Always With a Book and come back often!
Some of Kristin’s favorite reads:
- Last Night at the Blue Angel — Rebecca Rotert (audio)
- A Small Indiscretion – Jan Ellison (audio)
- One Step Too Far — Tina Seskis
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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