I am a self-proclaimed lifelong reader and learner who also just happens to be a professional and an academician. I have been teaching college courses in English, Literature, Mythology, and the Humanities since 2007. In addition, I have been a book reviewer and critic since 2009. I am also Co-Founder and moderator of "The Classics Club," an online participation-based community for lovers of, and those curious about, classic literature.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate in English with emphases in modern American Literature and Literary Theory & Criticism. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in English, emphasis American Literature. Although my primary academic research area has been American Literature, I also have a strong background in other genres, including British, Post-Imperialist/Colonial, and minority literature.
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." --Jane Austen (from Pride and Prejudice, 1813)