About Me

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Welcome

Welcome to The Well-Read Wife. My name is Mandy. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with my husband Nate and my two sons, British and Bruce. I LOVE to read! In my spare time I also enjoy knitting, watching television, and working feverishly to instill a love of reading in my sons. I also love net casting and crabbing on my pier (we live on the water).

Background

I have loved to read as far back as I can remember. As a toddler, I loved it when my mom and dad would read books like The Runaway Bunny to me. The Summer before first grade I took part in a Summer reading program at the local library. As part of the program, I had to keep a record of how many books I read. That Summer I read over 300 books. Later on, in the fourth grade I would begin to read classics like The Good Earth. By high school, I was an out of control book snob carrying around copies of books like On The Road and Generation X. Because, you know, they are so deep man… *cringe*

As I have gotten older, my reading preferences have changed. For instance, I read a lot more young adult novels now than I ever did as a junior high or high school student. I am also more open to authors of all genres. I love paranormal storylines of all types. I read numerous series in the paranormal, mystery, and romance genres. However, I still love to read the classics and new literary fiction as well.

My undergraduate degree is in English Education. After teaching middle school level grammar and writing for a few years, I quit teaching to become a stay at home mom. I love being a SAHM, but I look forward to devoting more of my time to writing about the literature that I love so much (and possibly some that I don’t love).

The Well-Read Wife

I started this site to share my thoughts on everything literature-related. Sometimes I write book reviews. Sometimes, I write about how books have affected my life. Sometimes, I write about gadgets that make reading easier (i.e. Kindle, Nook, etc.). Basically, if it has anything to do with books or reading, I’m going to write about it!

Why did I call my site The Well-Read Wife? Why not some other name? Very simply put, I am a wife and in my opinion, well-read. So when you come to this site, you know what you’re going to get: A married woman writing about what she likes to read.

Contact Information

I am currently accepting ARCs from all genres for review. Feel free to contact me via email or snail mail. And, for the love of God, please follow me on Twitter!

email: wellreadwife@gmail.com

mailing address: The Well-Read Wife, 45 Hardy Court #231, Gulfport, MS 39507

Twitter: http://twitter.com/WellReadWife