About

Ten Facts about Lu

1. Lu is short for Lulu, which is the nickname I was given when I was 7 years old. To this day, when my mother calls me Leslie I’m pretty sure it’s because I haven’t cleaned my room. It is what people on the internet have called me since my days in the AOL MPAW message board. Lately I’ve been thinking about how it’s probably time I make my online life match my IRL life since they blend together so much. But call me Lu, call me Leslie, I’ll just be happy we’re friends.

2. I blog about books and my life. Eventually, if I get my act together, I’ll blog about crafts again. Like most bloggers these days, I’m trying really hard to find the balance between blogging and life and the content I want to post about. I am not always successful and sometimes this blog sits quite for a few weeks at a time. I’ve recently committed to learning more things. I hope to write about that here.

3. This blog has seen me through many stages of my life, from graduating from college, to graduate school, to my first real job at a publishing company in NYC. I’m so glad that I got a chance to work in publishing, and while I’m glad I lived in NYC for a while, the city wasn’t for me. I’m now back in my home state of VA working for a statewide nonprofit in the construction industry. It’s TOTALLY different and a welcome change. I like the challenge.

4. Some days I think I’m a writer. Some days I’d like to write a novel. Or a book of poetry. Many days I think that sounds like a horrible idea.

5. Sometimes I listen to music. Every once in a while, I post about music.

6. I often crochet. I want to learn to cross stitch, knit, and sew. I’m working on it.

7. I speak Spanish, but not as well as I did yesterday. I need to find someone to speak Spanish to!

8. I started this blog in the winter of 2008. I was a sophomore in college. Now I’m a proper grown-up with a full-time job.

9. I read all sorts of things. I will read anything once, mostly because I am the queen of not finishing a book. If a book isn’t doin it for me, I just stop reading and move on. I used to feel guilty about this. Now I don’t.

10. The etymology of ruminate gave me a minor mid-blog-life crisis, but I quickly got over it.

This is a very recent picture of me.

This is a very recent picture of me.

22 thoughts on “About

  1. HecksYeah! I love your blog, you remind me a lot of… ME! Your reviews are very accurate and I enjoy them to no end. :) I am also a sucker for alliteration.

  2. Hello- I was looking up everything I could find about 2666–came across this blog and I am SO HAPPY!
    Last night I was thinking how much I wanted to find a book club that reads books I like- this is it! I am home- thank you

  3. Found your blog through your interview with Book Journey Blog. I love books and wish I had been as focused in my twenties as you are! Could then say I was well read as I am approaching 40. I am a gifted ed teacher in North Carolina. I love YA lit and try to stay ahead of my awesome readers so I can keep up with the conversations they are having about their reads. I bookmarked this blog. Looking forward to your reviews…

  4. “La Luz que hay dentro de las personas” acabo de leer este cuento corto de Banana Yoshimoto y por casualidad luego di con tu blog. Tienes une hermosa luz Lu. Acabo de empezar a leer tu blog, pero desde ya, ya me atrapó. Saludos desde Uruguay, Laura*

    • Laura,

      Nunca respondí a tu comentario, pero quiero decirte que este comentario es lo mejor que he recibido. Hoy fue un día frustrante, y este comentario puso un sonriente en mi cara. Gracias, Laura. Espero que has visitado mi blog más. (Lo siento… no he escrito (ni hablado) español en mucho tiempo. Necesito practicar!)

  5. HI Leslie, I finally had some time to check your blog. Great writing! Please come to speak Spanish with us!
    Martha

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