Hey there, readers! Let me give you the rundown on me and this blog 'o mine.
I'm Kelly, 30 years old, Connecticut native and New York resident. I've been married 6 wonderful years, and I have a completely-freaking-adorable 2-year-old son (Small Fry). He already seems to have an acute appreciation for the complete unabridged works of Eric Carle, so I must be doing something right. His little brother (Tater Tot) just arrived in December 2013, adding a new level of adorable chaos to our household.
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, scrapbook, run, hike, and snowboard.
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