My name is Michelle. I am a twenty-something year old who consults in the Washington, D.C. area, currently doing work with emergency management. I have a B.A. in English and Government & International Politics. But that’s the boring part.
I grew up without a television in my bedroom. What seems uncommon these days with most families, I was instead encouraged to read. I had to go to bed by 8 pm but I could read until whenever.
With some brief lapses, I have stuck to the idea that reading a book before going to bed is the most therapeutic thing.
* a release;
* an adventure;
* an education; and
* a lifestyle.
As one of my favorite high school teachers taught me, “Pages in, Pages Out.” In order to be a good writer, one has to read. In that vein, I am a writer as well as a reader. I live happily in a world balanced by words.
About Playing Jokers
Playing Jokers is a blog hosting book news and reviews. My little tagline to explain the name quickly is: all suits of genres and bookish news. The name is derived from a username I’ve used for years: deckfullojokers. The original meaning behind that is that what I post can be a deck full of wild cards–you never know what’s going to come next. Jokers also can be used as the trump card in certain card games. I appreciate both those meanings and wanted to continue with its theme. I need to make sure no one is coming here expecting some Batman fan fiction, right?