I’m Carolyn. I read voraciously and omnivorously, but only about 1% as much as I’d like to.
I work as an editor, proofreader, and writer; someday I hope to return to teaching.
I collect Nancy Drew books (the old ones with yellow bindings and black-edged pages), most other books, vintage brooches, postcards, bookmarks, and tattoos.
My husband and I spend a lot of time quoting lines from Parks and Recreation, Firefly, The West Wing, and Star Wars to each other. We’re nerds. Nerds who also love to cook and spend relatively short periods of time out of doors (hiking yes, camping no). We used to post (sporadically) about our culinary bag of tricks at The Os At Home.
About the Blog:
Rosemary & Reading Glasses was born from two New Year’s resolutions: (1) to read more and re-watch favorite tv shows less (although that devolved into watching Battlestar Galactica instead. . . UPDATE 1/15: Yeah, we’re watching it again.) and (2) to memorize one poem every week.
I didn’t manage to memorize fifty-two poems, but in the four years since I started the site, I’ve read a huge amount of poetry (not to mention fiction), met delightful fellow book-lovers, and generally enjoyed myself thoroughly.
Why Rosemary? Allow me to quote (the admittedly mad) Ophelia: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance” (Hamlet 4.5). Chasing a toddler around—a toddler who doesn’t much care for sleep—isn’t conducive to reading or remembering much of anything, but I wanted to create a record of what I’ve read and thought about, even if it’s just for a few years. A commonplace book that can’t be misplaced, if you will.
Why Reading Glasses? I’ve had distance glasses since I was eight years old, and when I turned twenty-one, my doctor told me that bifocals were in order. I couldn’t stomach it, so I’ve had two pairs of glasses ever since. Whenever I put my reading glasses on, I feel like I’ve made a serious commitment to a reading session.
Thank you for stopping by, and happy reading!