Saturday, May 1, 2010

A New Meme - Saturday Spotlight

Happy Saturday everyone! Lori of Lori's Reading Corner has a new meme! It is called Saturday Spotlight! Her description is:

Welcome to my new meme….Saturday Spotlight, where each week we will have a chance to showcase something new. It will be the place to gather, talk and shine the “spotlight” on all things book related. Not to mention a place to discover new to us authors, characters, series and places.

The first day of this new Meme, the topic is Ourselves! This will give us the chance to introduce ourselves to one another and learn more about each other, what we like to read, why we started our blogs, etc.

About me....I am 45 years old and live in North Carolina. I am originally from Westchester County NY, and have moved around quite a bit: West Virginia, Florida, Massachusetts and Nashville TN are places from the past that I have called home. When I arrived in North Carolina 11 years ago, I found that it was finally a place where I could put down my roots and stay forever.

I work for Ditch Witch of North Carolina, a heavy equipment dealer. We sell trenchers, backhoes, and other construction equipment. When I first started there in 2002, I was the receptionist/switchboard operator. Three years ago I took on the task of Accounts Payables as well. This is a small family-owned business. I think of all of my supervisors and co-workers as family so each day when I go work, I feel like I am visiting relatives instead of being at work.

My love of reading started when I was very little. My mom would read to me every night. By the time I was in elementary school my favorites were James & The Giant Peach, Daddy Longlegs, Charlotte's Web and The Little House series. My love for reading has never wavered. It is my favorite pastime, other than spending time with my pets, who are usually snuggled up on my lap while I am reading so I can enjoy both at the same time!

I love to read Autobiographies/Memoirs, Coming-of- Age novels, Contemporary and Southern Fiction, Horror, Post Apocalyptic and YA novels. I very rarely read Historical/British fiction, Sci Fi/Paranormal, Mysteries or Chick Lit/Romance. I started my blog because of my love of books and reading, and wanted to share my love of reading with others that feel the same way.

I am so glad that I started my book blog. I have met so many wonderful people who are supportive and caring. Thank you to all of you....I love having an "extended family" that I can share things with every day.

Please stop by Lori's Blog and participate in this fun meme.....I look foward to meeting you!


Kay said...

Missy, it was nice to learn more about you. I hope you have a nice weekend!

Mash1195 said...

Am visiting via Spotlight Saturday and have become a new follower. Nice to meet you and look forward to your future postings and reviews.

Lisa said...

How lucky you are to have a job you love and love to be at and that you've found a place to put down roots!

Sa Toya said...

Thanks for introducing me to this meme and Lori would not have known otherwise.

I wish I had a pet, I'm working on that :)

I still love James & The Giant Peach and Charlotte's Web :D

I hope I get a job I love too :D

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I am a former North Carolinian myself. :-) Your job sounds interesting and demanding -- I'm glad I got to know you a bit better.


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