Hey there, readers!  Let me give you the rundown on me and this blog 'o mine.

I'm Kelly, 31 years old, Connecticut native and western New York resident.  I've been married 7 wonderful years, and I have a completely-freaking-adorable 3-year-old son (Small Fry) and an equally-freaking-adorable 1-year-old son (Tater Tot).  They already seem to have an acute appreciation for the complete unabridged works of Eric Carle, so I must be doing something right.  I'm a stay at home mom to those two ruffians, and my reading life is largely defined by their chaos. :)

I started this blog in August 2012 after a long internet blogging history.  From LiveJournal, to MySpace, to Blogger, and Wordpress (and now back to Blogger), I've been around.  However, all of my past blogs have been personal/life blogs, with book posts thrown in.  I started to realize I was pretty tired of talking about myself all the time (spoiler: my life is not that captivating).  Book posts have always been my favorites to write, and hence, The Well-Read Redhead.

I have always been an avid reader.  Most of this behavior traces back to The Babysitters Club series, of which I was a psycho-fan by the ripe old age of 8.  (If you like this blog, send Ann M. Martin a thank you.)  I had all of the books (would buy them as soon as they were released), and I insisted on bringing my entire collection with me whenever my family went on road trips.  Five hour drive to Pennsylvania?  No problem Ma, I have 74 BSC volumes AT THE READY.  For packing purposes, my parents hated this compulsion, but found it difficult to argue with a love of reading.  One of the many reasons why I think reading is a better hobby than, say, cage fighting.

Over the years, my reading habits have never waned (the exception being 4 years of college, during which it was hard to read anything other than textbooks and beer labels).  After college, I reunited with my library card and have been happily devouring books ever since.

When I'm not reading voraciously, I love to travel, run, scrapbook, hike, and snowboard.

You can also find me on:
Twitter @TheWRRedhead
Email me at thewellreadredhead@gmail.com!


  1. Nice to meet you, fellow book lover and red head. I found you through "Joy's Book Blog" and BBAW. Welcome to book blogging! I'm a huge fan of "The Time Traveler's Wife" and had to hop over and see your other posts. I've promised my husband less computer time too, but we'll see...

    1. Thanks, nice to "meet" you as well! I found your blog via Joy too (when she mentioned you on appreciation day). Looking forward to reading through more of your posts!

  2. Kelly! If you're into these things, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award! I love your blog. You can see your nomination on my blog, http://julieschicklit.com/2013/03/18/sunshine-award/

  3. You sound pretty awesome, just saying. I had dreams of living in NYC, too, but being from Canada with absolutely no journalism connections there and with a boyfriend whose roots are planted firmly in Calgary, I don't really see that dream being realized anytime soon. Or ever.
    I think I've only ever read maybe three BSC books in my life. I used to obsessed with Sweet Valley Kids and The Magic Tree House when I was in elementary. The library couldn't keep up with those books fast enough for me.
    I know what you mean by university taking up all your time. I went from reading 6-8 books a month all 12 years of public school to maybe scraping by 1-2 books a month in university. It was a real shocker. Thankfully I'll be done school in December, leaving me plenty more time to read for fun. Yipee.
    And now I'm rambling. So yes. Great blog and you've gained a new follower! :)

    1. Thank you so much! I love me some new followers! :) Good luck with the last part of school. I feel like my reading life was so liberated after I finished!!

  4. I've really enjoyed interacting with you both through our penpal exchange and on your blog, so I've nominated you for the Shine On award. Thanks for being so awesome :)

  5. Thanks for entering my give away :)


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