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I’ve been an avid reader since my mid-late teens when I was introduced to my first romance book, The Most Marvelous Summer by Betty Neels. My Grandmother then introduced me to my first fantasy book, By the Sword by Mercedes Lackey. I admit, I started reading By the Sword and after a while I had to put it down. I had a hard time following the story. So I went back to getting my hands on my Gran’s copies of her Harlequin romances — including some real oldies by Margaret Way. After reading those, I wanted to try By the Sword again, and this time I didn’t put the book down until I finished the last page.
That right there was the start of my love affair with books. I soon read most of the Valdermar series, and then moved on to the Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. And who can forget the unforgettable Dragonflight with Fl’ar and Lessa *grins*. But whilst I loved the fantasy worlds, I realised that I wanted more romance in my reading. So once again, my awesome Gran lent me her copy of Homeport by Nora Roberts. And yup, another affair started. My love of all Nora Roberts books. For me, she is the queen of romance. Time and time again, no matter what type of genre she writes in, her romances are always the focus and central part to the story.
My favourite genres these days are Historical and Contemporary romance, and Contemporary YA. And some of my favourite and auto-buy authors are Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, Courtney Milan and Stephanie Perkins.
I’m always on the look out for new contemporary romance books, so bring on your recommendations if you have any.
Happy Reading ya’ll!
I hail in Merry olde Englande, and I am totally addicted to books. My first real book that hooked me to the love of reading was The Neverending story which I think is quite apt because my love of books is neverending. I can’t remember the first ever Romance book, but I do know it was a Harlequin Historical and I soon got the bug and devoured most of the romances I could find in my library. Ever since then I am a voracious reader of Romance, UF, Paranormal Romance and YA, and I also like to read fantasy and scifi (although I prefer them having a core romance or subplot). My all-time favourite authors are, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Tamora Pierce, Ann Aguirre, Nalini Singh, Linda Howard, Lisa Kleypas and J.D Robb.
I have also recently discovered and loved newbie authors like Thea Harrison and Veronica Roth, where I got that giddy feeling of discovering an autobuy author, and it is a feeling I would love to experience again and again. I am also a geek who loves all things sci fi and cult, and have an unfortunate ability to come across the brain bleach links (I really don’t go looking for these things – honest!). I hope my reviews will help to pass on the love of books that I have to others especially about the books and authors I love!
I am E_bookpushers and I am addicted to books. I have to thank my mother for my addiction because one of my fondest memories involves bedtime stories. No, I am not talking about Dr. Seuss, Bernstein Bears or Madeline, those were daytime learn to read books, but I am talking about Tolkien, Richard Adams and Asimov… She also encouraged me to get my own library card as soon as I could write. I do not know what deal she struck with the local librarians but I was allowed to check out any book I wanted without any questions. If I read something I didn’t understand she allowed me to ask her, and she explained without embarrassment, shock, horror or disgust.
My first adult science fiction/fantasy book I read, she had checked out of the library and I thought the cover and title sounded interesting. Some of you have probable heard of it THE WHITE DRAGON by Anne McCaffrey. In fact the first adult romance I read was also my mother’s. Now this one I snuck because the cover to my young eyes was something people didn’t do outside in public. I mean a clinch with flowing hair and overflowing bosoms. That book was the hardback of A ROSE IN WINTER by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. I still re-read those titles on a regular basis along with Julie Garwood’s THE BRIDE, which happened to be the first romance novel I bought.
Thanks to my mother’s open mindedness I did not grow up a genre snob. While I tend to read and enjoy SF/F in its various permutations, romance and its sub-genres I also read and enjoy westerns, murder mysteries etc. If a book can capture my attention, spark my imagination; carry me into a different world/reality than I am willing to give it a try. So bring on your recommendations so I can update my TBR list.
I live in Southern Arizona with my husband, two dogs, and cat. I’m an animal lover and obsessive reader. You can usually find me with my nose in a book (or my nook), and I can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, or on my lunch break. I’m so addicted to reading that my family frequently threatens to give me an intervention.
I loved to read as a kid, but fell out of the habit in my teenage years. When a good friend of mine in college started loaning me books I apparently HAD TO READ, I quickly got back into the habit. Patricia Briggs and her Mercy Thompson Series, along with L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress Series were the two that really sucked me back in and had me making four times a week stops at my local library.
Nowadays I’ve broadened my reading genres and frequently go outside of my comfort zone of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I’ve discovered a love of all things Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Smut, Suspense and Mystery. Plus, if a book has strong romantic elements, it’s pretty much a guarantee I’ll pick it up and a least give it a try. I’m not a huge fan of Young Adult books, but I have found a few that are able to keep my interest.
You can come hang out with me at Twitter or Goodreads, and be sure to send me your books suggestions!!
I strongly believe that if you want to get to know someone all you have to do is look at their bookshelves, so here’s my bio.
I can’t really say which genre is my favourite because it really depends on my mood & phase in life. My favourite childhood books are Momo by Michael Ende, Paper Moon by Joe David Brown and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. During my teenage years I read romance (Judith McNaught, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, Nora Roberts) then I moved on to crimes (James Patterson, John Grisham and if I felt brave I picked up something from Dean Koontz).
In the past few years I’ve found my niche in fantasy such as LOTR (I guess everyone have to start with LOTR), Harry Potter and Abhorsen by Gart Nix. One of my all time favourite books is Jane Eyre but there are so many great writers out there. I absolutely adore Jim Butcher, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs (traditional fantasy) and J.D. Robb. I’ve almost forgot to mention that I live in a town call Reading (no pun intended), UK.