Alya Hameed

When she isn't editing, chasing her baby around the house, or experimenting with recipes, Alya is usually submerged in a book. She holds an M.A. in Children's Literature from SDSU; she's also held a quidditch match before—her skills are clearly wide and varied. These days, she's lucky to be able to write in tiny pockets of time, whether for her blog or that elusive novel.

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How I Managed to Read During My First Year as a Mom

I've been looking back on the last twelve months to figure out how exactly I managed to read anything at all. Somehow I have managed to eke in some personal time with just me and a book. Or what passes for personal time now, since the baby is almost always hanging around (or off of) me. Consequently, I had to come up with some curious methods for reading.