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 (sometimes) booktube at Brooke Lee. I’m a 35–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 boss bitch bean counter?
In between sleeping, eating, and working, 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 of the month and at various other times to wine, dine, or catch a movie.
All readers are welcome here! We’re going to keep book things loosey goosey and very informal as that’s my #brand. You’ll also find non-literary posts – sometimes a weird personal essay or even a mad rambling on why Sansa Stark is the greatest literary hero of the modern age.
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 WHATEVER FLOATS MY BOAT AT THE TIME, LMAO. I like messy women, 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’ve spent two years reading 40% 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 ran this blog from 2011 through 2014 before taking a long break – well, I peaked my head in from time to time. 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!
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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…
I really love your blog, and especially your reading list, so I nominated you for a super sweet award. Please check out my blog if you’re interested. Keep up the good work. http://mouthfulofwords.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/tis-the-time-to-give-awards/
Thank you so much – that was so sweet! I hardly know what to say. Just doing my best to create great book conversations.
It is my pleasure. You’re doing a great job! Keep it up. I might take a cue or two for my book conversations. 😉
Brooke I didn’t realise you had a WordPress blog! It’s fantastic! You should be plugging it more over on Booktube. Keep up the great posts! 😀
Thank you, Didi! I’m super awkward at self-promotion so I tend to mostly avoid it. Christine asked me to do a video on blogging, though, so I’m thinking that might be a good vehicle for the discussion.
Great idea for a video! I’m thinking of doing a post on my blog about other bloggers.
Nice blog! I can’t wait to peek around some more 😀
Thank you so much!!
I’m not sure if you accept awards, but I nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can see the rules here: http://bftreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-liebster-award/
It’s really easy to accept, go check it out!
Great name: Litwits!