10 Facts about Lu

1. Lu is short for Lulu, which is the nickname I was given when I was 7 years old. To this day, when my mother calls me Leslie I’m pretty sure it’s because I haven’t cleaned my room.

2. I blog about books and my life. Eventually, if I get my act together, I’ll blog about crafts again.

3. I work at a major publishing house in NY. How I got here was a magical convergence of events in the universe that involved Twitter.

4. One day I’d like to write a book. Or a book of poetry. I should get started on that.

5. Sometimes I listen to music.

6. I often crochet.

7. I speak Spanish, but not as well as I did yesterday. I need to find someone to speak Spanish to!

8. I started this blog in the winter of 2008. I was a sophomore in college. Now I’m a proper grown-up with a full-time job.

9. I read all sorts of things. I will read anything once, mostly because I am the queen of not finishing a book. If a book isn’t doin it for me, I just stop reading and move on. I used to feel guilty about this. Now I don’t.

10. The etymology of ruminate gave me a minor mid-blog-life crisis, but I quickly got over it.


This is a very recent picture of me.
This is a very recent picture of me.

22 thoughts on “About”

  1. HecksYeah! I love your blog, you remind me a lot of… ME! Your reviews are very accurate and I enjoy them to no end. :) I am also a sucker for alliteration.

  2. Hello- I was looking up everything I could find about 2666–came across this blog and I am SO HAPPY!
    Last night I was thinking how much I wanted to find a book club that reads books I like- this is it! I am home- thank you

  3. Found your blog through your interview with Book Journey Blog. I love books and wish I had been as focused in my twenties as you are! Could then say I was well read as I am approaching 40. I am a gifted ed teacher in North Carolina. I love YA lit and try to stay ahead of my awesome readers so I can keep up with the conversations they are having about their reads. I bookmarked this blog. Looking forward to your reviews…

  4. “La Luz que hay dentro de las personas” acabo de leer este cuento corto de Banana Yoshimoto y por casualidad luego di con tu blog. Tienes une hermosa luz Lu. Acabo de empezar a leer tu blog, pero desde ya, ya me atrapó. Saludos desde Uruguay, Laura*

    1. Laura,

      Nunca respondí a tu comentario, pero quiero decirte que este comentario es lo mejor que he recibido. Hoy fue un día frustrante, y este comentario puso un sonriente en mi cara. Gracias, Laura. Espero que has visitado mi blog más. (Lo siento… no he escrito (ni hablado) español en mucho tiempo. Necesito practicar!)

  5. HI Leslie, I finally had some time to check your blog. Great writing! Please come to speak Spanish with us!

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