Heather was an English major (EM) in college and spent a lot of time reading Shakespeare and Chaucer. She still has the complete works of each in two large tomes, although admittedly they have occasionally been used to prop up cribs, kills bugs and flatten leaves over the past two decades. She discovered Jane Austen, her favorite author, shortly after discovering Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, when scores of other women discovered Austen, too.
She is journeying along this path of reading Modern Library’s Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century with her friend Andi, who came up with idea after they saw the movie Julie and Julia together. After watching the movie while sitting on the floor of Heather’s family room juggling two newborns, keeping an eye on the other three kids, and balancing wine glasses, anything seemed possible.
When Heather is not reading and blogging to keep up with Andi, she is a writer and teaches developmental writing at a community college. She also tries to keep her household of husband, teen, tween, toddler and dog at a manageable level of organized chaos.
Visit her at her other blog as well – heatherpaquette.com
To remember something, I must forget something. I am at my memory capacity. This may be due to working full time, mother of two, sewing ministry, blogging with my friend Heather, wife, age or just too much adult beverage. Maybe all of thee above.
I am Andi the ME of EMME books. I am a nerdy mechanical engineer that desparately misses the right half of my brain. Couple this with wine and a good friend that listens and you have the beginnings of a blog! Join Heather and I on our journey of discovering not only our dormant right halves (which Heather is rediscovering in her new adventures but that is her story to tell) but also remembering that we are still more than mom, honey or coworker. We are intelligent women that have deep thoughts, interesting perspectives, witty insights and seek adult conversations. Join with us in our reading journey to see if an English Major and a Mechanical Engineer reviews of the same novels are even close. (Although Heather does have the unfair advantage of being trained in this field – I think I hold my own!)
Grab a book, any book and READ!!