Hi! I read books – lots of books. Too many books, perhaps. I have opinions – lots of opinions. Too – well, you get the point.
This site is where my opinions and reading collide, hopefully for the greater good!
You’re likely to find: fantasy, romance, science nonfiction, children’s books, other nonfiction, classics, the occasional fiction, and the very occasional sci-fi and Western. You’re unlikely to find: poetry, experimental works, poetry, horror, cookbooks, autobiographies (except classic rock ones, because those I adore), and religious texts. Also, poetry.
The comments are a spoilers-okay section, so please feel free to comment and discuss the books in any depth you’d please!
I have a really informal review style (a/k/a rambling…). I try to write a book review that would let me know if I’d want to read it or not. I have sorts of reasons to read a book, from a love of a specific plot line, like women running away to sail the world*, to a love of an excellent wordsmith, like Elizabeth Strout, so I generally talk about whatever I felt was most notable to me, instead of having a checklist.
I usually wrap up reviews with the most compelling reasons to read and to not read a book – no book can be everybody’s cup of tea. My goal isn’t to rate books; instead, I want to help connect readers to books they’ll enjoy.
Want a book suggestion or have a book question?
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*I love books about landlubbers on ships, finding their freedom on sea. And hate any plot that uses multiple worlds as settings. There’s no accounting for taste!