By the Book

Since books are both my livelihood and my greatest hobby, I will frequently post about my thoughts and opinions on book-related subjects. This section also houses some site features with links to each below, including some ideas or memes that come from other creative bloggers that I’m adopting for my own use (as well as for your enjoyment — I hope).

What I Read

Polgara the Sorceress, by David Eddings. One of the first fantasy series I ever read.

So, for those of you who don’t know me, or are new to my site, I thought I’d share a little bit about my reading habits. While I will never say never to any genre, I do tend to read mostly fiction, and within that, the large majority winds up being fantasy stories. They are my first love, going back to the days when my dad would read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, to me and my sisters. I was around 5 or so when that started, so as you may have guessed, its pretty ingrained in me at this point. Fantastical places, creatures, and characters will never fail to entice me.

To a lesser degree I read paranormal stories, dystopian fiction, and Sci-Fi. Those tend to be hit or miss, depending on the premise and how well it gets carried out. I often read more series than stand alone stories. I enjoy the continuation and the building of a world or characters over several books. I read normal/realistic/contemporary fiction too, but not as often. When I read those, they tend to lean towards chick-lit, or mysteries and suspense tales. Or romance. I’m definitely not opposed to a good romantic tale. I’ve been reading Nora Roberts since I was a teenager, and I have no plans on stopping any time soon. lol

I also read a whole lot of YA and children’s books. This is due, in part, to my job and my education, I have a Master’s degree in Children’s Literature (which included a significant amount of study of YA as well), but more importantly, I just think its fun. I read books for ages 0-18 and beyond. The genre breakdown tends to be the same as it would for fiction marketed towards adults, with perhaps more ‘realistic’ fiction thrown in.

As a librarian, I like being able to recommend what I’ve enjoyed to others. If I’ve finished it, than I probably consider it worth checking out, with very few exceptions. Usually if I really hate a book, I’ll just put it down and not go back to it.

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