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About the Blog

If you’re anything like me, your interests don’t really fit into one box. Or, maybe, you’re working on expanding those interests. Perhaps your biggest weakness, regret, and/or disappointment is that you just want to read, learn, and experience all of the things but you have none of the time.

That’s why I started this blog. Launched in 2019 and entering orbit in 2021 (we won’t talk about the year commonly referred to as 2020), Simple Spines is a site currently dedicated to bookish blogs and other miscellaneous musings. Here, you will find book reviews, reading wrap-ups, and maybe even some lifestyle blogs, if I have enough to say.

So get comfortable and stay a while! Not sure where to start? Visit the review index to view a list of every book I’ve covered on this blog. Or, check out my post on this year’s reading challenge to see at a glance what I have been and will be reading this year. Ultimately, I would love for this blog to be a resource for, and community of, all sorts of folks with all sorts of interests. But for now, let’s start… simple.

About the Blogger

Oh, you’re still here? Great! In that case, let me properly introduce myself.

Hi, I’m Tassara. I am a marketing professional with a Master of Science and a love for the Arts & Humanities. Previously, I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area; presently, I live in Austin, Texas; and eventually, I’d love to make the Pacific Northwest my home.

I’ve been an avid and ambitious reader for as long as I can remember. When I’m not reading, you can usually find me consuming and analyze film much in the same way I consume and analyze literature; getting unreasonably stressed over the latest New York Times daily crossword; or (more realistically) spending way too much time on Twitter and Reddit.

My Hogwarts House is Ravenclaw, my Myers-Briggs type is INFJ, my Enneagram is a 5w6, and my anxiety is generalized. I’m a bibliophile (a word I use to sound smart), a cinephile (a word I use to sound cultured), and a lexiconnoisseur (a word I use ironically).

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I can’t wait to hear from you!