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’m a 28–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.  By day, I’m a bean counter – or I was until quitting the soul crushing corporate world I worked in until July 2011.

In between sleeping, eating, and job searching, I run and organize a bookclub in the Atlanta area!  We’re called Atlanta’s Lady Litwits and meet once a month to discuss our book of the month and at various other times to wine, dine, or catch a movie.  Our little internet home is this blog – so you’ll find posts pertaining to our monthly meetups, member interviews, and novel selections.  We’re currently operating at around 50+ active members.

We welcome all readers, though!  I post a little book ‘review’ (take that with a grain of salt) on every single novel I read and so we actually resemble an ordinary book blog.  You’ll also find non-literary posts – sometimes a great recipe from one of my lovely book club ladies or perhaps a home decor post as I attempt to make my house a home.  No one trick ponies here!

As far as book selection is concerned, I have a deep passion for classic literature so you’ll find a good bit of that here.  The Litwits focus on more contemporary fiction and I find myself opening up to that world more and more as I read the fantastic blogs others take the time to upkeep.  You’ll also discover other little surprises along the way – chicklit, science fiction, fantasy, memoirs, and the occasional general non-fiction selection.  Did I also mention my love of dashes?  My newest obsession is YA (why didn’t we have this much material when I was a teen?), but I’m very discerning when it comes to my YA selections.

I have never participated in reading challenges as I’ve always figured them to be an exercise in the art of failure (at least for me), but never say never!  I do hope to read all of TIME Magazine’s 100 best English language novels written since 1923 as I’ve neglected the 20th century in my reading history thus far.

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