Sunday, October 9, 2011

About Me

Greetings! I'm C. I've had several blogs in the past--personal and related to ugly things one could buy on the Internet--but haven't blogged about books or beauty before.

Who am I? I'm a voracious reader, and have parlayed that love of books into a career teaching high school English and an in-process M.A. in English Literature. In my spare time (what spare time?) I'm also an equal-opportunity recreational reader, and am just as likely to crack open chick lit or a romance novel as I am to settle down with Dickens or Faulkner. In other words, anything in print is fair game as far as I'm concerned.

I'm also a newcomer to the world of beauty products. At the age of 30, shortly after having my second child, I realized that I wasn't happy with how I looked. In addition to losing over 20 lbs I decided to start paying more attention to my skincare and makeup routines. This led me to the purchase of my first-ever eyeshadow (which I'll be discussing in my next entry) and I haven't looked back since. One might say I've become a trifle obsessed with all things beauty.

Makeup and books may seem like an odd combination for a single blog, but to my eye they're two sides of the same coin. My definition of feminism really boils down to the fact that I believe that being an intelligent, articulate, and erudite woman doesn't have to mean that you can't also love looking pretty. Welcome to my world of beauty and brains!

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