Although I am literate, I’m not literally a housewife. I live in Virginia, act as a Senior Business Systems Analyst during the day, and live as a wife and mother of two young daughters by night. Oh, and did I mention that I love to read?
My name is Jennifer and I am a 41 year old married mother of two girls aged 10 and 8. I work full-time as a Project Manager for an insurance company. I love to read and try to finish two books per week when at all possible. As much as I love to read and blog, life does get in the way from time to time.
About Literate Housewife
The next best thing to a good book is sharing and discussing it with others. Social media has created a wonderful platform for discussing books, authors, and narrators with people all over the world. Literate Housewife has been an active book blog since January 2007 as a means to carve out a piece of my life just for myself. It was the best New Year’s Resolution I’ve ever made. It might also be the only one I’ve kept up. Ha! My blog isn’t the only place I discuss books. I have a Facebook page and I maintain an active presence on Twitter as well (@lithousewife). My Twitter feed is where you’ll most often find my immediate reactions to books, authors, and narrators. It’s also my number one source for recommendations. There are so many wonderful books I’ve discovered by following some really incredible readers, publishers, and authors.
As my friend Kristin reminded me, I’ve always wanted to live in a room above a garage (like Fonzie for whatever reason). Literate Housewife has become that room for me and I love having as many guests as care to stop by for a visit.
In addition to this blog, I am the co-founder of the Armchair Audies, an audiobook challenge for those who like to take an active roll in preparing for the APA’s Audie Awards. 2013 will be our second year and we now have a Facebook page as well. I am also a founding member of the Bloggers Recommend Advisory Board.
* Currently not actively accepting review copies or responding to pitches. *
Given the nature of my job and my life, I am not actively accepting ARCs, review copies, or answering pitches unless something catches my eyes for an upcoming Bloggers Recommend Newsletter. Over recent months my enthusiasm for blogging in general has waned. While I only ever accept books for consideration, just having them in my living space feels like a whole lot of pressure. For the time being, I am going to read only when and what I want to. With the exception of Bloggers Recommend and commitments previously made, I certainly will not be reading to any outside deadlines.
Please note that all unsolicited review copies that I am not interested in reading will be donated to my local public library.