Hi! My name is Savannah, and this is my personal book review blog, Playing in the Pages.
I've been reading for as long as I can remember, and I've always loved curling up with a good book.The summer before my junior year of high school, I decided to utilize this obvious focus in a more productive standpoint, and have now been happily blogging for over eight years.
In most respects, I'm much like every other book blogger: tea is my beverage of choice, I love my planner, and the question of what books I'd recommend causes my brain to completely short circuit. Still, I think I stand out, because of my commitment to pursuing quality reviewing material, my appreciation for a variety of backgrounds and interests - which both allows me to choose from a wide pool of subjects and genres, as well as give special input from my own life - and, of course, my unique sense of what makes a book good, as well as what could make a book great.
While reading and writing have always been my twin passions, I've also held a strong interest in fashion ever since I was in middle school. I don't think I would ever be confident enough in myself to have my own fashion blog, but thanks to my writing ability, keen sense of style, and a little self-motivation, in November 2012, I was one of 15 out of 300 well-qualified applicants to score a position as a contributing editor for CollegeFashion.Net, as the "Looks from Books" editor. While the Devil wears Prada, I happen to prefer jeans and sweaters, so this opportunity was one I was very happy to hold. My stint writing for the site culminated in December 2014, after two full years of writing, and 53 complete posts.
I loved studying through four years of college at the University of Washington in Seattle, and spending time with the amazing girls I'm proud to call my Sigma Kappa sisters (Mu Chapter). They are some of the most interesting and influential people I've ever met, and they inspire me every day to be that much more ambitious, hardworking, and confident. That's probably why I returned to serve as an Alumnae Advisor!
This is all enough information about me. What I really want to hear is about you!
What are some of your favorite books? What passages most made you cry, and what characters caused you to laugh until your sides hurt? Who do your books remind you of, and what do they inspire you to do? Like I said, I've had nearly nine years to speak out with a cavernous echo to the blank response of the Internet; I've had plenty of time to talk. After all this time, the reason I'm still here writing, is you.
So, what do you say: Do you want to be friends?