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About Me

Welcome to That’s What She Read!

I’m Michelle, a forty-something semi-retired accountant who discovered she was meant to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic and embraces every minute of it. Connor turns 22 in 2022 and lives in Denver with his significant other, two cats, and a dog. Holly is seventeen and will graduate high school in June 2022. She remains heavily involved in dance – something she has been doing for thirteen years now. My husband, Jim, and I will be celebrating our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in June 2022, and we have been together for twenty-eight years, spending that time all over the globe. He is a former Army officer who went from dismantling bombs to his current role as a Vice President of Operations for a small premium pet food company. We have two dogs – a ten-year-old basset hound, Tallulah, and a four-year-old American Bulldog, Piper – who provide us with the unconditional love we need to survive the 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, cross-stitch, bullet journaling, travelers’ notebooks, hiking, and taking trips with the kids. Unfortunately, the latter does not happen too often anymore with Holly’s jam-packed schedule both during the school year and in the summer months.

I often read and read a lot. I do not watch much television outside sporting events, although my favorite TV show is Great British Bake-Off. 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 dull!

This site is a whatever-I-feel-like-posting website, but my first love will always be talking about the books I read. 2019 was my tenth anniversary of the website. Over the years, the site evolved to the current iteration you see before you. I pride myself on honest and fair reviews of 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!