About Me

Welcome to That’s What She Read!

I’m Michelle, a thirty-something accountant by day and a wife/mother/chef/housekeeper/chauffeur/personal assistant/tax accountant/laundress/gardener by night. In other words, I’m a typical mother of two. Connor is seventeen and heading to college in the fall of 2017. Holly is thirteen, in eighth grade and heavily involved in dance. My husband, Jim, and I have been married for twenty years, together for twenty-three, and have lived all over the globe. He’s a former Army officer who is now a Director of Operations at a local candy company. We have one dog, a five-year-old basset hound who provides us with the unconditional love we need to survive the terrible teen and empty nest years.

I am coming to you from southern Wisconsin. Jim and I are University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni so you will see me talking about the Badgers quite often. I adore sports, especially football, and will also talk about the Green Bay Packers frequently during the season. Other hobbies include cooking, CrossFit, riding on the back of Jim’s motorcycle, and taking trips with the kids. Unfortunately, the latter does not happen too often anymore with their jam-packed schedules both during the school year and in the summer months.

I read often and a lot. I really do not watch much television outside sporting events, and all that time in the car on the way to and from practices means lots and lots of time to read and/or listen to audiobooks. I read anything that interests me, and that can mean thrillers about psycho killers to nonfiction about immigrants to fantasy stories about witches or mermaids. I promise you that my reading selection is never boring!

In addition to writing here, I am a founding member of Bloggers Recommend.  I love bringing exciting new books to everyone’s attention and am so proud to be a part of this up-and-coming group of book lovers. I am also a member of the She Reads Book Club. The books selected for that group are probably the closest to “normal” I will ever get, which keeps me out of my comfort zone – something I absolutely love to do when it comes to reading.

This site is primarily book review website with family updates and whatever else I feel like posting on a given day. In existence now for over five years, the site has evolved to the current iteration you see before you. I pride myself on honest and fair reviews on everything I read. I welcome discussions but please note that I am expressing my opinions based on my personal experiences, likes, dislikes, ethics, and everything else that makes me unique. Please be respectful of this and other expressed opinions. All of my posts are available for your perusal, but I should warn you though that those first reviews are quite iffy.

Enjoy and again, welcome!

4 Responses to About Me
  1. Sidni
    April 21, 2017 | 10:55 AM

    Hi Michelle,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I love the name of your blog and your great sense of humor. I’m just starting my own blog and am spending time today finding a few favorite mentors. I can tell you’re someone I’m going to learn from. I’ll stop by often. Have a great Friday.
    -Sidni

    • Michelle
      April 21, 2017 | 11:18 AM

      Thank you very much! Good luck on your own blog and do not hesitate to ask questions!

  2. Judi Easley
    June 1, 2017 | 12:41 PM

    Michelle,
    I saw your post for your husband’s reading and loved the idea! So, I checked out your blog. My blog has evolved over the last 4 years to what it is today, totally books. And it’s just my view. Adding my husband’s reading list appealed to me. Though I have grown children and a sister who all read, too. Hope you don’t mind if I use your concept with credit. I’d also like to add your blog link to my list of blogs I like to browse.

    Enjoy your summer! Judi at Blue Cat Review

    P.S. You might want to take a look at your About page. It seems to me it might be a bit out of date from the kids’ ages and what you posted last. I noticed because I just had to update my own.

    • Michelle
      June 7, 2017 | 4:06 PM

      I will definitely have to check it out and make some changes; thanks for letting me know!

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