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.

13 Responses to “I read, therefore I am.”

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

    1. Christie Says:

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

  2. marianne Says:

    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 Says:

    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 🙂

    1. Christie Says:

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

  4. Kaitie Says:

    I love this and I love you! xoxo

    1. Christie Says:

      Right back at you, sweetie!

  5. librini Says:

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

    1. Christie Says:

      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. 🙂

      1. librini Says:

        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):-)

      2. Christie Says:

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

      3. librini Says:

        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!

      4. Christie Says:

        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. 🙂

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