Hi! I’m a thirtysomething Midwesterner with a great library nearby. My love of reading started early when my dad would read me Little Golden Books Billy Goats Gruff and The Hungry Hippo. The love affair continued as I always read all the books assigned in high school and college. Since graduating, I have been a member of several book clubs; but I wanted yet another outlet to discuss bestsellers, out-of-prints, travel memoirs, or whatever else I happen to pick up! To help you decide whether you can trust my opinion on books, here are my thoughts on some:
Jane Austen is my favorite author because her satire is funny and her characters are memorable. I couldn’t finish The Corrections. YA series are a huge chunk of what I read: Chaos Walking, Twilight, Harry Potter, Animorphs, which yes I consider YA because the stuff Cassie dealt with was heavy, Graceling, Hunger Games. The worst book I have ever finished was maybe A Clockwork Orange. I guess clever phrases and terribly graphic violence don’t do it for me.
Fitfully, I will post a new book review on this site. A majority of the books will be fiction, but I do read nonfiction as well. I will also be taking requests; if you want me to review a book submit it on the Request-a-Review page. I won’t guarantee I’ll read it, but I might put it on the pile.