Have loved books and reading for as long as I can remember. A homebody that prefers to spend spare time at home with a good book rather than out on the town.
“The library was magical because every time I walked through the door, there were literally thousands of voices ready and willing to have a conversation with me. I walked through the door, stared at all those stacks and bindings, and whispered, "Tell me a story.”
― Charles Martin, Unwritten
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Fiction - contemporary and historical. Almost all of the books I read come from the "New" shelf at my library. Tend to like: WWII era, a good child protagonist, survivor stories, suspense thrillers, stories that follow a family over multiple generations, a good series.
"I enjoy coming of age stories and have also enjoyed several historical fiction books set in Africa. This had both so it was a win-win for me. Set in the South African Bushveld during the 1940’s thru the 1960’s, It follows Persomi from a poor chi..."
"This was a long, slow read. It was written like a nonfiction book - detached and unemotional with short sentences that were more like a reporter listing of facts. Pete Banning’s crime and trial are over in the first 150 pages. He is not a likeabl..."
"This look into Marilla Cuthbert’s younger life was well done by this author. I think it stayed true to Marilla’s character and life in Avonlea. I enjoyed revisiting Avonlea through Marilla’s eyes. Smart and soft spoken but with strong conviction..."