Welcome. Here is the quick and dirty low-down.
Just like J.J. Abrams did with the vintage Star Trek series, (and Ronald D. Moore with Battlestar Galactica), this is my re-imaging of my old book blog from Vox. Unfortunately, as some of you might know, after slowly and painfully withering away, as of September 30, 2010 Vox is no more.
I read a lot and I always have. People were asking me all the time what I was reading. Eventually, I started my own book blog. I consider myself a “wannabe polymath”
Why “Maphead” ? Right out of college I had a job as an Auto Travel Counselor. I helped people select driving routes for their vacations. Once I helped a carload of friends get lost on a weekend rafting trip. After a buddy of mine yelled from the passenger seat,”way to go, Maphead !!” the nickname stuck.
Why a turtle ? Years ago someone very dear to my heart nicknamed me “the turtle” in response to my habit of clamming up whenever she wanted me to share anything personal about myself. By the way, I do have a pet turtle, but alas only a small one. She was a stray I adopted several years ago. Yes, a stray. No joke.
There it is. Now go have fun.