I read, therefore I am.

The only thing missing from this picture is a stack of books…because truly a glass of wine and a good book, is there anything better?

I started blogging at WordPress a couple years ago under the header “Read ’em and Eat”. When I started I was trying to make a site that might be a useful resource for book club novices; a place to select a book, find some questions and even get a recipe or two.  Sadly, I don’t have the time to do it properly and, truthfully, there are already sites that do it way better than I ever could.

In December 2009 I went to a panel discussion about reading and was introduced to the term ‘ludic reader’. Turns out, that’s just what I am: I read for pleasure. I decided then and there that I wanted to rethink/redesign my blog and really focus in on what I most enjoy: chatting about the books. So, this is my attempt at a book blog version 2.

My name is Christie. I live in Canada with my family.  I teach high school English, but have had (it seems) a hundred other jobs. I love to travel. I love to cook. And I love to read.

I’d love to get to know you.

Updated May 27, 2016 to add: My new header was handpainted by my talented friend (and member of my book club!), Marianne. She does sell her work. Shoot me a note if you’re interested.

17 thoughts on “I read, therefore I am.

  1. elysabethreichman March 18, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    I just came across your blog and I am bookmarking it!!! I can’t wait to hear more.

    • Christie March 23, 2010 / 12:06 am

      I’m thrilled that you think my blog is worthy of bookmarking. Thanks!

  2. marianne March 25, 2010 / 11:33 am

    i love your blog too miss christie—maybe i will learn to read again!!! i am reading ‘the bishop’s man’ right now and hope to have it finished for bookclub!! i am having trouble reading OTHER PEOPLE’S pics,but i will struggle on!!! I again had to wait for one hundred pages to pass before i struck up any interest!! wish me luck!!

  3. Lisa August 19, 2010 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Christie! I just discovered your blog through CBC Books Featured Reader. I love that you’re not afraid to say when and why a book doesn’t work for you. I’ve read too many book blogs that only review books they liked. Kudos on the fresh and honest approach!! I too will be bookmarking you.
    L 🙂

    • Christie August 20, 2010 / 1:09 am

      I’d completely forgotten that I’d done that CBC thing! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Kaitie August 30, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    I love this and I love you! xoxo

    • Christie August 31, 2011 / 8:41 pm

      Right back at you, sweetie!

  5. librini November 4, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    And I am jealous because you live in Canada! Italy is good for holidays, but not so good for permanent staying….

    • Christie November 4, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      It is my dream to be able to live there for at least three months. I just love the heat and the wine and the pasta. 🙂

      • librini November 6, 2016 / 1:08 pm

        Well, if you travel here (and if I do not move to Canada!) don’t forget me. I live in the North East of Italy, about 50 minutes from Venice (by train):-)

      • Christie November 6, 2016 / 1:09 pm

        I would love to meet up with a fellow book-lover!

      • librini November 6, 2016 / 1:10 pm

        Oh, here there is not plenty of book lover… Italy in my opinion is a book-lovers-poor country. This is why I am here in the web, to look for book lovers from all over the world!

      • Christie November 6, 2016 / 1:14 pm

        I love the Internet for that very reason – so may opportunities to meet people from all over the world. We are way more alike than we are different, really. 🙂

  6. Anne Egseth August 23, 2020 / 11:05 pm

    Hi Christie,
    I like your site, and would be so happy should you care to consider my new novel This Is All He Asks Of You to review, and as a possibility for your book club!

    ‘If you liked Where The crawdads Sing, you will love This Is All He Asks Of You. It is incredibly unique in its storytelling, and captivates you from the start.’ The Glitterguide Magazine.

    All The Best

    • Christie August 25, 2020 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks for the offer to review your book. Unfortunately, I don’t read ebooks.

  7. lesinal January 27, 2022 / 6:51 pm

    Good afternoon! Are you on Goodreads so that I could follow you?

    • Christie January 29, 2022 / 3:53 pm

      I certainly am: goodreads.com/theludicreader

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