In my thirty plus years, there is only one thing that I have ever been truly addicted to–books. I am a voracious reader, often consuming 100 book (or more) a year. I’m the type of girl that rescues books from the trash bin when others clean out their shelves; I go to library sales and bring home new titles by the box; and I love Amazon’s one-click option. I know that I currently have more books than I can ever read but I can’t seem to stop. For me there is nothing better than kicking back with a tasty beverage and a good book. Which leads me to the purpose of this blog. I want to share all the great books I find with others as well as give my opinions on the things I read.
One thing that I would like everyone to know is that I spent most of my 6+ years in college analyzing literature. Obviously, this had a profound effect on the way I view books. I have been told that I’m a bit of a book snob and that I need to learn to read for enjoyment. The thing is that I do read for enjoyment but I have a hard time enjoying a story that is poorly written. I need a great story and vivid characters to keep me interested as well as a decent mastery of English vocabulary and grammar.
I will confess that most of what I read is fiction, non-fiction just doesn’t hold my interest for long. But within the fiction category, I read a wide variety genres: historical, paranormal, romance, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy… the list goes on forever. I also enjoy everything books regardless of their intended audience-children, young/new adult, or adult-there are wonderful books written for every reading level so you will probably see a wide variety here but be forewarned–I really have a soft spot for the paranormal.
Some of the books you will find on my review list were given to me in exchange for an honest review, some I have won through various drawings, and some I have bought out right. I will give my honest opinion on what I read and I will explain my thoughts to the best of my abilities.
Well, my TBR pile isn’t going to read itself so I’m off for now. Check back and see what I’m reading and get reviews.