Hey there! I’m Amber and this here blog is my own little slice of the Internet. Welcome to my slice!
I’ve loved reading since I was a kid, so much that I used to get in trouble for reading during class instead of paying attention. My teachers used to have to actually pry books away from me just to get me to focus. Excuse me for wanting to get lost in literature more than learn about fractions (or whatever math I was learning back then)!
Now that I’m older and while I have some time on my hands before life starts back up again. I want to get back into books. I want to lose myself in literary worlds like I used to, and I figured this blog would be a great way to help me do that. It’ll be my little accountability keeper. I can’t maintain a blog about books I read if I’m not reading books, right? So here we are!
I have no idea where this blog is going to go (if I can be honest, I don’t expect it to go anywhere, really), but I’m happy I finally made it! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for years but never followed through due to doubt, fear, and sheer forgetfulness. Now that it’s here, I’m ready to throw myself into it!
A little about me: I’m a recent graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. In August I’ll be moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to start grad school at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers) and pursue an MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which is a longer, more complicated name for Speech-Language Pathology or Speech Therapy. A career field that allows me to work with children is my ultimate goal. I’ve always gravitated towards organizations that provide services for kids, whether it’s a camp counselor position or some tutoring/mentor program, but specifically working with kids with disabilities (physical and cognitive) has always been a passion of mine. As much progress as American society has made towards equity for people with disabilities, there’s still a lot of work to be done for these individuals, and that’s why I’ve dedicated my studies to being and ally and advocate for people with disabilities.
Outside of academia, I love cats (I have one and she is my furry little terror), mangoes, Kate Spade, nail polish, and books (obviously). I love to travel, though I’ve yet to use my passport to leave the States. I’m always down for a road trip, even if it’s only to the next state over. Little fun fact, if you couldn’t already tell, The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney princess movie! Ariel is my girl, and has been since I was about three! I know a blog about books might suggest that Belle is my princess, but nope! I’ve loved that red-headed fish girl and her singing crab since ’98 (god, I’m getting old). Combining my love of books with my love for Princess Ariel and we get… a nerdmaid, hence the cheesy name of this blog!
So that’s me in a nutshell! Again, I’m super excited about this and I hope you’ll like what you see here! Thanks for following me as I embark on this journey to make reading a higher priority in my life.