Karen D. Austin

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Occupation blogger, adjunct, volunteer
Location Ephraim, Utah, United States
Introduction Gerontologist MA from WSU 2013. UE & USI adjunct, bookworm, gym rat, thrift store fashionista, Segullah blogger, ESC fan, proud American. Wife of a college administrator / author, mom to 3: 1. Ball State U musician 2. Student pursing the HVAC trade 3. Indian Spitz. Coexist! Crone to be. Email: karendaustin (at) gmail dot com.
Interests writing book reviews, logging gym time at the YMCA, volunteering at church and with children (church nursery teacher beyond church tutoring reading / GS and BSA), befriending older adults, scouring used book stores, proofreading/editing my husband's manuscripts, putting together whole outfits from Goodwill, and hosting my annual Eurovision Song Contest party.
Favorite Movies Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Wuthering Heights, The Third Man, Sunset Boulevard, My Fair Lady, Tom Jones, What's Up Doc?, Broadcast News, Howl's Moving Castle, The Seven Samarai, Rab Ne Bana di Jodhi, The Arabian Nights, Up, Young @ Heart, Lovely Still, etc.
Favorite Music Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny Cash, Indigo Girls, Toby Keith, Band Perry, Pentatonix
Favorite Books One Hundred Names for Love, The Emperor of All Maladies, How We Die, The Death of Ivan Ilych, King Lear, Winter's Tale, Turn of Mind, Still Alice, The Stone Angel, Nature and the Human Soul. And more. If you are really curious about my reading habits, check out my Goodreads account where I write reviews of everything I read:, http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/962663-karen?shelf=read