Carole and Chewy

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About me

Industry Internet
Occupation Bookseller
Location Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, United States
Introduction Mom to an 20-yr-old. After 10 years of homeschool/unschooling adventure she's now working her magic in college. Following a 15 year stint in the corporate sales world, I've spent the last 11 years as an online bookseller with my pup Chewy (Chewybooks on Amazon, Chewyboo on ebay), previous to that I managed a bachelors degree from a radical college, built a small greenhouse 2 years ago and 500 gallon rain barrel system last year.
Interests History, books (lots of books), genealogy, gardening (herbs, veggies, vintage flowers), green living, homeschooling (actually unschooling), dogs, cats, turtle rescue, Halloween and other pagan holidays, politics (Dems of course), aquariums (salt and fresh), any beach next to the Gulf of Mexico, the wonderful city of New Orleans, music (still have all my vinyl), and Renaissance Festivals (huzzah to Shakopee Minnesota festival)
Favorite Movies So many...Braveheart, Under The Tuscan Sun, Dangerous Beauty, Moonstruck, Love Actually, The Wizard of Oz (preferably in a theater), Bobby, Pan's Labyrinth, Romeo and Juliet (Zefferelli's version), Phantom of the Opera, Across the Universe, Somewhere in Time, Titanic, Princess Bride, An Affair To Remember, and any Jane Austen on PBS (I'm addicted). So many more..
Favorite Music Beatles. But of course they're magic, not just a band. Van Morrison, Al Green, Temps, Lenny Kravitz, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Santana, Norah Jones, New Orleans Jazz(Humphrey Bros), Johnny Cunningham, Zydeco, Harry Connick Jr, Stones, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, and many many more
Favorite Books Being a bookseller, there's a long list - anything by Edward Rutherford, Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell), anything by Rick Bragg or Matt Bondurant, Outlanders series by Diana Gabaldon (she got me through the Bush Years), Kate MacAllister, The Thirteenth Tale, Scotland A History, GarbageLand, Born Fighting, and literally hundreds more