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I’m just a girl who loves books, plain and simple. The title of this blog comes from my love of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, a kindred spirit. I started this blog to keep track of the books that I’ve read and to share some reviews. I’m also an avid Yankee fan and live in New York and DC, which may occasionally come up.

Right now, my life is getting crazy. I’m a senior at a DC university, desperately looking for a job, an apartment, a roommate, my sanity. Realistically, I only expect to find one or two :). In the meantime, I try to balance class, an internship, and a sorority with my crazy friends and the excitement of life in a city.  I live my life in organized chaos, but overall I’m (trying to be) fairly normal.

Now you may ask, what on earth is a squoo?? Squoo is a variant on the verb squeeze. My boyfriend (Big Ole Squoo) and I use squeeze to refer to a strong hug or a hand squeeze, etc. Any kind of affectionate grasp is a squeeze. A person who gives or receives such a squeeze, or squee as we ususally call it, is a squoo. Just saying the word is stress relieving. The more you sound like a five year old, the more effective it is. Try it, seriously. I’ve mentioned a bit about my own stresses and struggles, and Big Ole Squoo faces different but similar stresses. We do whatever we can to keep laughing and calling each other squoo and giving squees is one way to do that.

If you’d like to contact me, feel free to email me at belleofthebooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com. I’d love to chat! Authors & publishers, please take a look at my review policy before emailing.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. holyrhythm permalink
    October 30, 2008 3:22 pm

    The picture as the header of your blog home page reminds me of Prof. Higgins and Eliza in Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion

  2. Sandwiched permalink
    November 12, 2008 4:08 pm

    Great idea for a blog! I’ve always identified with Belle myself. I’ll have to stop by more often….


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