We’re adding some new voices here at “Reading Our Shelves,” and first aboard is Angie Haddock. She’s a native Northerner living in the South (Nashville). Angie used to work in TV, but now stays home with a rambunctious toddler.
She says, of her reading life:
I read a lot as a tween/teen, and then stopped reading for fun when I was in college. A lot of us probably go through that “burned-out” phase. It took me a while to get back into it. In my mid-twenties, I spent a lot of time in the wicked worlds of Gregory Maguire, or with the snappy dialog of Elmore Leonard. I credit two books for turning me on to non-fiction: “Life Itself” by Roger Ebert and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
Now I read a lot of non-fiction: memoirs/biographies, self-help, spiritual, socio-political stuff, and a few books about parenting/kids. I also still read fiction, to keep myself sane – historical fiction, sci-fi, and diverse literature are some favorites.
Other loves include watching soccer, drinking tea, eating ice cream, and doing yoga.