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About me

Gender Female
Industry Technology
Occupation IT Analyst
Location Peoria, Illinois, United States
Introduction Well...what can I say? I'm an ex-systems analyst turned full-time English/Education Student from Peoria, Illinois, where I'm also a married mother of 3 kids and two big dumb dogs. Right now, I'm studying my ASS OFF and LOVING it!! Reading is my one true passion (other than my family, that is!) I created this blog so that I can vent some....but mostly to review and record the books that I've read!
Interests Reading, duh! I also love to watch Football - American, that is (Go Bears!), Baseball (Go Cardinals!!), any sport one of my kids play, music, dancing, movies, Texas Hold 'em, baking, and running when I get the chance!
Favorite Movies Donnie Darko, Shawshank Redemption, Dead Poet's Society, Pulp Fiction, Cool Hand Luke (oh lordy, those baby blues get me every time), Sleepless in Seattle (yes, I know it's hopelessly sappy, but I can't help it!), Say Anything, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Breakfast Club (and yes, I know it word for word!), Dodgeball (because who doesn't love Ben Stiller?), Reservoir Dogs, Almost Famous, Dazed and Confused, American Beauty, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Children of Men, The Departed, Grandma's Boy, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Serenity
Favorite Music Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, U2, REM, Depeche Mode, New Order, Duran Duran (what can I say?? I was a child of the 80's!), Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, The Ramones, Siouxie & the Banshees, Love & Rockets, Bauhaus, Franz Ferdinand, Gene Loves Jezebel, Jesus & Mary Chain, She Wants Revenge, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Blag Flag, Dead Kennedy's, Death Cab for Cutie, Muse, My Chemical Romance, Shiny Toy Guns
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, The Stand, Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Harry Potter, Gone With the Wind, The Talisman, The Other Boleyn Girl, Slaughterhouse Five, The Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, East of Eden, Fight Club, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Book Thief, The Host