Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
I'm Carrie. I live in Des Moines, Iowa, where I work as an academic librarian. As the name of my blog indicates, I'm a nomad and a reader. By my count, I've moved twenty-times in my thirty-three years, but Mr. Nomadreader and I bought a house last spring, and we both hope we're living in it until it's time to move to the retirement home. I started blogging in March 2007, and I've moved many times in those seven years. I started blogging when I started working temping as a receptionist when I was applying to graduate schools. I had a lot of time to browse the Internet, and I initially started the blog as a place to write about everything I read: online, in print, and what I watched on tv. Once I discovered the vibrant book blogging community, I started reading more and talking mostly about books. There have been so many changes in my life since I started this blog, and one of the biggest, the nomadbaby, is set to arrive August 9th. I'm sure this blog will continue to morph, and after more than seven years, I can't wait to see what it continues to become.
What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
What is your favorite blogging resource?
If I had to pick one, I'd choose Edelweiss. A majority of the books I read come from Edelweiss in the form of digital galleys, but I also use it organize reviews, easily submit reviews to publishers (of the books they provide and the ones they don't), and find out about upcoming titles.
Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
"It provided him with a way to structure his behavior, and a way to explain that behavior, both past and present, to himself. Perhaps fiction has, for me, served a similar purpose--what is a narrative arc if not the imposition of order on disparate events?--and perhaps it is my avid reading that has been my faith along." (Alice, about her husband's fundamentalist Christianity)What book would you love to see as a movie?
So many! The one that first comes to mine is Audrey Magee's forthcoming debut novel, The Undertaking, because it's so dialogue heavy I think it would adapt so well. As I read it, I found it incredibly visual, and at times it felt almost like I was reading a script.
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