I'm one of the shambling horde of aspiring authors in Portland. (My nonfiction selections? Not too bad. My fiction? We won't talk about that just yet.) I also read really, really fast. (I'm a natural speed reader). I also read all the time, so... I've read more books than is really healthy for me. Want a book recommendation? I might be able to help. Need some editing help or some feedback on your writing? I'm not a trained professional, by any means, but I certainly make a decent beta reader or proofreader.
I'm also in school for geology, and previously attended college for history/english. (Not the best career decision). I grew up on a little hippy farm, so that translates into an ability to keep at least a few houseplants alive. I know a truly unnecessary amount of trivia.