Although I am literate, I’m not literally a housewife. My name is Jennifer. I am a native Michigander, but I now live in Virginia with my family. I act as a Sr. Project Manager for an insurance company by day, and as a wife and mother of two tween daughters by night. Oh, and did I mention that I love to read?
I am approaching my 8th full year as a book blogger. In the past I’ve tried to read and try to finish two books per week, but that nearly cost me my blog. As much as I love to read and blog, life does get in the way from time to time. Now I’m focusing on reading books already on my shelves and all the audiobooks I can squeeze into my day.
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 audiobook narrators with people all over the world. 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.
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, I manage the Armchair Audies blog, 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.
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. 2015 will be our fourth year and we now have a Facebook page as well.
* I accept pitches for audiobooks only. *
As I do a considerable amount of driving during the day and enjoy relaxing at night with an audiobook and something crafty to do with my hands, I am as enthusiastic about listening to and talking about audiobooks now as I ever have been. The same is not true about print. Given the nature of my job and my life, I am not actively accepting ARCs, review copies, or answering pitches for print books. 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. Given my currently live situation, I’m just not able to fit as much print reading time into my day.
Please note that all unsolicited review copies that I am not interested in reading will be donated to my local public library.