Welcome to my blog! I'll make this introduction short so I can get down to the business of blogging. I'm an unemployed librarian with waaay too much time on my hands, so I decided to start writing about my two favorite subjects: books and desserts. Well, all kinds of cooking, but desserts mostly. My idea of a wonderful day is reading a good book and eating something delicious. Preferably chocolate.
I won't claim that I have many qualifications to review books -- I wasn't a lit major so I can't profess to know too much about literary theory or criticsm. The little I know I picked up in my children's lit classes in library school (which were by far my favorites). I just read a lot of books -- I think I've read about 90 so far this year, so I should easily finish more than 100. A few years ago I realized I was sadly deficient in my knowledge of classic literature, so I've been trying to read the books and authors I somehow missed in high school and college. I also enjoy children's literature, both classic and current. I belong to several book groups so I'll probably include some of those selections as well.
As far as cooking goes, I actually have some credentials. After I finished journalism school and suffered through two terrible jobs, I decided to pursue a lifelong dream and go to cooking school. I received a culinary certificate and also cooked professionally (mostly making desserts) for about five years. I also worked for about nine months as a professional restaurant critic for a free weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 90,000. So I'm pretty confident writing about cooking, restaurants, and food in general.
OK, time to start blogging!