About The Author

I like to read.

I remember as a kid, sitting for hours in this old, beat-up chair that rocked and swivelled.  I would curl my legs under me and sit and read the books I’d checked out at the school library that afternoon.

Friday nights were the best.  I remember reading Where The Red Fern Grows in one night.  I was so devastated that, after I turned the last page, with tears running down my face, I sought out comfort in my mother’s arms and cried.

I was 12.

The effect books have on me has not changed since then.  I get wrapped up in the lives of the characters.  I live with them.  I mourn with them.  I grieve for them.

It took me a year to finish The Return of the King from the Lord of the Rings  series.  Not because it was a dense book, but because I didn’t want to say goodbye to my friends.

My friends.  Frodo, Sam, Aragorn….those were my friends. I couldn’t bear to part with them. So they lived in this timeless stasis in my head so that I would never have to read the last of them.

My love for reading eventually led me to my chosen path at University.  My MA in Literature, is basically a degree in reading.

What I find frustrating about life on the outside of University, is that I no longer have anyone telling me what to read.

On the other hand, there’s no one telling me what to read.

But honestly, I get so lost in researching what books I should put on my list; what should I try?  What if I don’t like it?  Oh, there’s so many to choose from!

And, honestly, just because something’s on the best seller list, doesn’t mean you’ll like it.  Seriously.  Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has broken all sorts of records for being on the best seller lists, but that doesn’t mean it’s my cup of tea.  I mean, I’d give it a go, but…

Anyway, so that’s why I’m here.  You can tag along as I navigate through the sea of books.  You can take my recommendations, or you can just amuse yourself by reading about the books I dislike.  It’s up to you.

But join me, won’t you?  It’ll be fun.  I’ll be honest.

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