Greetings & Salutations, Gentle Readers!
You can call me Naomi de Plume (cue flourish of a feather boa). I enjoy the life of the mind, and this will not be a blog where you learn how to DO things, like cook. Or craft. Or knit. Because, as much as I adore all those things, I am not the Barefoot Contessa. Or Martha Stewart. Or Alice Starmore. I am Me, and I love books & geekiness best of all.
So a bit about me: Norwegian genes have made me tall and blonde and curvy, and I like to see that moment when people underestimate me because of my looks… then I open my mouth. I love the theatre, and soccer, and bad movies, and 80’s hair bands, and wine, and dogs, and fairy tales, and punnistry. All of these things will appear in future posts: consider yourself warned.
I have an advanced degree in Shakespeare from Very Distinguished University, and now work as an administrator at Very Small College. I like my job and my students, but I miss the intellectual rigor of teaching Literature-with-a-capital-L at Very Distinguished University. So you, Gentle Readers, are my new laboratory. In a sense, I think blogging is a bit of a narcissistic enterprise, but then again, so is lecturing a classroom. I always preferred an intellectual free-for-all to a well-structured lecture. So I would reach heights of intellectual ecstasy hitherto unknown if only you will promise to engage with this blog, rather than passively read it. (Perhaps, Naomi darling, you should GET readers before you start telling them what to DO. Just a thought.)