Who Runs This Place?

Welcome!  You may call me Brooke (as that’s my name) and contact me directly at bblanton.84 (at) gmail (dot) com or follow me on Twitter (@wickedinnuendo).  I booktube at Brooke Lee. I’m a 33–year-old lover of the written word – so much so that I completed a BA in English from the University of Georgia in 2007 just for fun (fun? what a lie. but it sounds better this way).  By day, I’m a bean counter. Well, I audit the bean counters which makes me a bitch bean counter?

In between sleeping, eating, and job searching, I run and organize a bookclub in the Atlanta area!  We’re called The Litwits and meet once a month to discuss our book/comic/movie of the month and at various other times to wine, dine, or catch a movie.

All readers are welcome here!  I post a little book ‘review’ (take that with a grain of salt) on every single novel I read (well, that’s the goal).  You’ll also find non-literary posts – sometimes a weird personal essay or even a mad rambling on why Mozart in the Jungle is insanely deserving of a bigger audience.

As far as book selection is concerned, I like to dip my toes in many oceans (what does that even mean?).  I will focus on contemporary literary fiction. I like messy marriages, lyrical writing, and found families. I like the weird and the bizarre. A short story is just as welcome as a long, epic saga. I’m trying to love science fiction and fantasy. You’ll also discover other little surprises along the way – memoir, a wide-ranging array of nonfiction, young adult selections, poetry, and so many comics.  Did I mention my love of dashes?

I’m vowing to read as many 2017 releases as possible in order to finally participate in the Tournament of Books discussion next year.  HOLD ME TO THIS, Y’ALL.

I ran this blog from 2011 through 2014 before taking a three year long break. I focused on other social media platforms (like my booktube channel), but miss writing so much as it’s my most coherent communication medium. So happy to be back.

Before you find yourself bored to death, let me just thank everyone who takes the time to familiarize themselves with my little slice of the interwebs!  Feel free to openly express yourselves in the comments or by email, and I always love recommendations!


11 thoughts on “Who Runs This Place?

  1. Hello Atlanta Lady Lit Wits!

    I just ran across your blog and decided to write you about my new philanthropic organization called Gone Reading International.

    We market a line of unique gifts for readers in our online store and donate 100% of the profits to fund new libraries in the developing world. You can read more about us at http://www.GoneReading.com, or I can email a short “about us” document.

    Any chance you can mention us in your blog???

    We’re finding that readers love what we’re doing, but spreading the word on a philanthropic budget is a challenge! Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance for your time.



    P.S. In thanks I’m more than happy to list you in the “blogs we love” page we’re just about to publish! Just let me know…

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