• Days Of Our Chives

Will Work For Books

Something you should know about me is that I am an absolute book lover. I've been passionate about reading ever since I was a youngin. After being a frequent library visitor for many years, I got my first job working at the library and ended up staying there for five years. I mean, what could be wrong with all-day access to free books?

I went through quite the lull in my reading requirements during my college years, as I suppose many people do. Although I was reading plenty of textbooks, I wasn't able to focus in on books that I was really passionate about. This changed somewhat when I graduated and moved from my hometown in Minnesota to here in Washington. When I began teaching I was commuting an hour each way to get to school. This meant plenty of time for reading. I become very fond of audiobooks during this time, as it meant I didn't have to carry around books on the bus. While this was nice, I found that I wasn't able to really enjoy reading the way I had before.

In December of 2018, my husband and I moved away from the bustling metropolis that is Mercer Island to the much more quaint city of Issaquah, WA. I changed jobs and found myself with a whopping 5-minute commute. Audiobooks are now a thing of the past. I love to fill my time with a nice paperback and a comfy chair in the sun. Honestly, what could be better?

COMING SOON: Follow my latest book adventures on our current reads tracker. I'll be updating it with my progress on books I'm currently reading. Up right now is The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.

Maddie Dauterman lives in Issaquah, WA

with her husband and cat. On most days you can find her reading, baking, or exploring in nature.

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