Hi! My name’s Alana.
No, my name is not Mia. “Then what’s with the blog name?” you ask.
Mia the Reader is my first published book.
And my only published book.
And I published it as a class project in 4th grade.
But the book is a classic in the story of my life. It tells the plight of a nine-year-old girl who cannot think of any career she would like to have when she grows up because all she likes to do is read. It’s a big dilemma, but the book ends happily with Mia finding a job at a local library reading books to children all day, every day.
I’m pretty sure when I wrote the book, I didn’t expect to have the same problem as Mia. I was already planning a big career in gymnastics. Little did I know how symbolic the story would be.
To make a long story short, the nine-year-old Alana grew up, graduated with a degree in English (focus on literature), got married, and actually did apply to several library positions, but ended up working at a law firm until becoming a full time mom.
And now I read books to children all day, every day.
Okay, not quite. But reading is part of every day for us, and that and a lot of other more important joys makes being a mom my favorite job ever. I still do love to read above any other past time. And so on this blog, you’ll find my thoughts on the books I read. I like books that make me think, I enjoy a fun read every now and then, but, most of all, I like books that feel like friends.
And I like friends to share books with! So I hope you’ll find my posts on books helpful, thought provoking, maybe slightly entertaining (fingers crossed), or even a place to find books that you would like to call friends, too.
And please don’t roll your eyes at me if I throw in some thoughts on mothering. It’s kind of a big deal.
Thanks for stopping by!