Who is the GeekyBookGirl? Growing up in Southern California in a small but urban area I was exposed to a educational system that even in it's advanced placement was severely lacking. I developed a love for books in my late teens, mostly post high school, because classical literature and the "deeply interpretative" nature of advanced placement classes rigid and left no room for personal analysis and love of the actual text. I will openly admit the first novel that sparked this love of reading, as cliche as this may sound, was Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I loved this book and truthfully was very enamored with the character Holden Caulfield. My lover for literature would only be further entrenched by reading the beats, Jack Kerouac's On the Road and The Subterraneans come to mind.
I will openly admit I am also a bibliomaniac or at least will admit to the fact that I compulsively by books sometimes. I do not like to loan out my books because they are extremely precious to me, and I only loan those books out to individuals I know who will care for the novels like I do. I also am a huge believer in self education, or at least the betterment of self through continuing the educational process post schooling. My largest flaw is I tend to write like I talk, mostly in run on sentences and stream of consciousness writing where grammar and punctuation will fall by the wayside. I also am a huge procrastinator and find that procrastination has become like a well honed habit of mine. It will explain sometimes for the lapses you will find between posts. Not because I don't want to type about what I have read and share it with you, its mostly because I get lazy and unmotivated.
Sometimes I find it hard to read as much as I would like to because I work four 10-hr days a week and most of the time I work four 12-hr days a week with adding a 5th day of additional hours of overtime, so sometimes I find myself hard pressed for time to drag myself to this little laptop and discuss in detail the books I am reading. I will promise that as I have decided to become more dedicated to this blog that I will religiously post more often and actually work to get my blog out there, so to speak.
BookGeekism was started as my personal account of my journey through the 1001 books you must read before you die in addition to the other volumes I will read throughout the year. I As I have stated, this blog is moving in a somewhat new and more personal direction as I focus more on books that will help me become more versed in the classics as well pursuing a "Classical Education". I will continue to post reviews, my own opinions of books or anything book related that I may come across. I will not lead you on to believe that I am someone with a Doctorate in Literature or any other degree related to the world of Literature. I just am woman who loves books and loves to read. This is my journey through the pages and lines of wondrous tomes.
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