About me and the blog

My name is Mari Lynn Thompson. I'm currently 20 years old and a junior at Loyola University Chicago. This semester I'm studying abroad in Rome, Italy, at the John Felici Rome Center which is run by Loyola. Next semester [if all goes according to plan] I'll be studying in Limerick, Ireland, at Mary Immaculate College.

Jane Austen is the love of my life; I'm an English major; I've never been out of the country before (except for that cruise to the Bahamas); and that's probably all you really need to know about me.

You might notice some advertisements on the side of my page. These are through Google AdSense and are click-through ads. This means that if you click through I'll get some money. Basically if ten people click through I'll get a penny.

Hey, it's a penny I didn't have before.

Also, I have a new blog! Don't worry - it's simultaneous. It has two purposes: one is to experiment with blogging (monetizing a site, getting an audience, cool new ways of posting) and the other is to chronicle the films I'm seeing and the books I'm reading.

You can check it out here: http://filmelibre.blogspot.com/