"All books are either dreams or swords,/You can cut, or you can drug, with words." - Amy Lowell, 'Sword Blades and Poppy Seed'

About the Blogger

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<---- This is me (Brenna).  I am a recent graduate of Indiana University with both an MLS and an MA in history.  At IU, I worked at the Lilly Library, which is a rare books and manuscripts library a.k.a. heaven.  At present, I am on the job market and keeping my fingers crossed.  I was raised on the written word and when I was awake before the rest of my family as a child, I enjoyed sitting on the stairs staring at our wall of books (and, yes, I can say nerd).

I also enjoy the study of history.  I have yet to meet any history that I don't like, though I must confess a preference for non-American over American.  If America had medieval history, then maybe we could talk.  My areas of research have thus far been the history of capital punishment in England, and the intersection of the history of capital punishment and the history of sexuality (think Law and Order: SVU taking place in London in 1700).

In my free time, I enjoy knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching, both for myself and the people in my life.  Someday, I plan on combining my love for needle crafts, history, and books by knitting socks that include the opening words of Beowulf in Old English.  The pattern exists.  I am not kidding.

As a life-long bibliovore (seriously, I don't think that I'd survive without a steady diet of the written word), I enjoy sharing my opinions on books, as well as finding out what other people think about books.  Reading may not always be a social activity, but talking about the books afterwords definitely should be!

If you have any questions or comments about the blog, feel free to contact me! I'd love to hear what you have to say!