Bethanne Patrick -- a.k.a. The Book Maven -- who now Tweets as "Just Bethanne" -- holds a master’s degree in English from The University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from Smith College in government. She's spent most of her life reading and talking about reading -- she was Editor of the AOL Books Channel and a Contributing Editor at Publishers Weekly; she started the popular #FridayReads meme on Twitter, and is currently the Executive Editor of BookRiot, a site dedicated to -- what else? -- books and reading.
Bethanne is also the author of two books from National Geographic: An Uncommon History of Common Things (with John Thompson) and An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and their two daughters.
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