I love history, and I love books. That’s what prompted me to start The Bookish Historian. The Bookish Historian is a collection of book reviews and articles about books, history, travel, and other topics near and dear to my heart. I hope that you will learn a little something as this website grows, and that you will enjoy this journey with me!
I’m Amy, just your average amateur historian, bookworm, Anglophile, animal lover, wanderluster, and nerd. I have loved history for as long as I can remember, especially when I was part of Academic Decathlon in high school.
I pursued a bachelor’s in history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. After a year off, I moved onto graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a Master of Arts in Public History and a Master of Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives.
Professionally, I’ve worked in both academia and the corporate world. I currently work in IT at a university outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I also started my own consulting company in 2018 called Bocwine Consulting (bocwine meaning “book-friend” in Old English), where I provide writing, editing, and technology consulting services. For more information, please check out my profile on Upwork.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, gaming, traveling, and hanging out with my fiancé and two cats, Lily and Darth!