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.
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