I have always loved reading for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the 50’s in New Zealand, there weren’t many books around, and no local library, but I read what I could find. I envy the choice available to children today, but am still delighted that there is so much choice for them. My favourite part of working as a teacher was enabling students to develop a love of reading. My favourite part of the week was walking with my class to the local town library where we could take books out on our class card.
I am now retired and enjoying reading more than ever along with book blogging here in New Zealand.
Genres I read:
- Romance – mainly Contemporary, Historical Adventure, Suspense. Some time travel
- Women’s Fiction
- Some General Fiction
- At times I will read a little YA, Paranormal, memoirs and Christian fiction.
The books I review are generally my own, I read books that I enjoy, life is too short to read ones I am not enjoying. When I review the opinion I give is my own, I rate books on how much I enjoy them. I recognise that a book I enjoy may not be one that someone else will enjoy. Tastes in books vary greatly.
I am always pleased to ‘meet’ readers who enjoy similar books. I have found since I began book blogging that my TBR list has grown, however I am quite okay with that! At one time I worried that I would run out of authors that I love to read! Possibly related to how hard it was to get my hands on enough books growing up.
I have many favourite authors which you may be able to discern from my Review Archive. However I was a reader long before I became a blogger. My favourites shelf on Goodreads will indicate some. However even now not all books read are on Goodreads.
I love to read actual books in the hand, however I appreciate my Kindle and the many books it has made available to me. I have long been a member of Audible and like to listen to audio on my iPod as well. Modern technology is something I am hugely grateful for.
While I appreciate the kind thoughts of an award for my blog, I do not have the time to participate, so thank you for thinking of it but – no thanks.