*Cues "Too Deep for the Intro" by J.Cole* Lol kidding...
Let me just start off by saying, it's very weird for me to write about myself. But okay here I go...
Welcome to my inner thoughts. When I say my, I mean like Alexandra, creator of this..place. I'm a 23 year old, Nebraska girl (yes there's black people here!), who loves children, sports, more Mexican food than healthy and of course, books!
I've always been a reader but I fell in love with books after reading Eric Jerome Dickey's Milk in My Coffee. I'm pretty sure I had no business reading that book when I did (I was probably like 12 or 13) but it opened up the can of worms which is now my bookshelves. When I first started reading books like this, I would simply pick up whatever books I could find in the "Urban" section at Wal-Mart (not just any Wal-Mart, but the "hood" Wal-Mart) and hope for the best. As I got older, my selections became a little more thought out.
I had "favorite" authors that I would wait on to release a book, like a paperback book (Pre-Kindle ahhh). But in between their book releases, I had to do something! So from time to time I would try new authors. Some I would like, some I wouldn't but nonetheless I gained a few more books to read and authors to enjoy. Then one day, it seemed like all of my favorite authors for real just stopped coming out with books for MONTHS. I needed something to read so I began to search book categories on Amazon (man is it hard to find good African-American fiction). I found good titles, some authors I even followed up with by buying more of their books, but it wasn't "fun" to search books on Amazon. Usually some of the best books I found were from new authors that were featured after visiting 15-20 pages of books. That's when I thought, where do new authors get love? And The Bookworm Lodge was born.
This website is pretty much blog style all around but this is the part where I (Alexandra) will share a few nuggets of randomness that is myself. All literature related, no worries. :)
Feel free to introduce yourself in the comments. :)