92 Biography: My name, nickname actually, is Jay. I hail from the Buckeye state and work in a treasured job in the Library field that I acquired only a few years ago. A library lover through and through, hence this Call No. class format. Welcome to my 3rd blogging year. The focus has changed since I started but still encompasses home fragrance and other good smelly things; books, reading and reviewing has become a recent passion. As a vendor wax addict and former candle collector, both collections are featured often. My favorite scent category is Fresh. Sharing and discussing my finds is a favorite pastime, and motivation to write.* Popping in for a look is much appreciated and I’ll always respond to a comment.
370 Education: Bachelor’s of Secondary Education with a History concentration. Fields of study: U.S. History, Social Science and Political Science. Some graduate course work in Intervention Education with 13 years experience before branching out into Library Science. Worked at Yankee Candle in summers and weekends for over a year, learned all the candle tips!
640 Home and Family Mgmt.: I have a happy home with my husband of 16 years and our little Boston Terrier pup.
610 Medicine and Health: A cancer survivor going on 7 years. My cancerversary is October 26, 2010. Cancer “clear” as of June 5th, 2012. Five year remission date June 5, 2017. My treatment, while life-saving, resulted in infertility, causing me to champion female reproductive cancer awareness. If anyone is currently going through similar issues, feel free to reach out with questions.
780 Music: Alternative, Brit Pop, Brit Soul, Classic Rock, Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock n Roll.
Artists: Eric Hutchinson, Green Day, 21 Pilots, Haim, OAR, The Violent Femmes, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Bare Naked Ladies, Adele.
Classics: Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, The Beastie Boys, The Violent Femmes again, and actual classical music.
796 Athletic & outdoor sports & games: Baseball fan of The Cleveland Indians, NCAA Basketball enthusiast and College Football fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes.
800 Literature, rhetoric and criticism: Book reviews given on occasion, especially if strong feelings are generated by my current reads. Participating in The Bookish Jay and Reading Mermaid’s 2019 reading challenge, constantly behind on my tbr.
Writing style: Informal, hyperbolic, parenthetical. I blame comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Favorite genres: Historical fiction, Nonfiction, Memoirs, Young Adult, Bildungsroman, Classic Literature.
Novels: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Diary of a Young Girl, Fahrenheit 451, The Harry Potter series, The Poisonwood Bible, Pride & Prejudice, The Princess Bride, The Road, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, To Kill a Mockingbird.
811 American Poetry: Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash, Edgar Allan Poe, Shel Silverstein
821 English Poetry: William Shakespeare, W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, A.E. Housman, Spike Milligan, Alexander Pope
895 East and Southeast Asia Poetry: Rupi Kaur-newer feminist pov, highly recommend.
060 Associations, organizations and museums:
High School Speech and Debate assistant coach. Started the team with my educator husband 10 years ago. Members of the OHSSL and National Forensic League. The most time-consuming and rewarding task, also the reason I will be stressed out from October through February.
Band of Bloggers-writing and responding to a monthly newsletter with fellow female bloggers since Jan. 2017. It’s lot’s of fun, recent post here.
Member, supporter and/or advocate of: IMLS, ALA, HSUS, Angels for Animals, YMCA, Livestrong, Autism Speaks, supporter of the Arts, particularly theater.
Thanks for reading!
*Disclaimer: All opinions and photos are my own, without compensation unless stated.