Very quickly you'll discover my tastes are eclectic. Mystery, sci-fi, romance, chic-lit, literature, non-fiction, memoirs... it's only the story that counts. Take a peek around, sight-see, enjoy, check out what's behind the book flirt.
that I, and others, don't have keep looking over at my to-read list and seeing
the same titles post after post, as if I haven't read a book all year long,
I've decided it's time for some book blogging quality control here. Surely
this maintenance is long overdue. It totally salts the point of advertising a
list that appears I'm ignoring; particularly given all the books I have been
reading and posting reviews on elsewhere. I have no ready-made answer for how I let this happen, however
rather than getting windy about the matter, I'll labor on with what I've done to fix this riddle.
is a list of titles categorized by outlook of when I hope to read the book.
If I've received a review request, but that title isn't listed below, then I
either haven't purchased the book, or haven't yet completed my due
diligence to see if the book is a subject I'm interested in adding to a list
already in need of serious love.
the note: I've replaced my to-read list with a list of books I've read this
year. Each I do recommend. At least five I expect to be among my top ten reads read this year. They are not in any particular order.
to the To-Read List:
I've skimmed, and have my fingers crossed really tight that I'll start
reading… in the right mood;
I've skimmed, (or started reading), but may add to my library without
reading; (It's possible I may one day pick up one of these books to read. And even
more possible that one, or more of these books are really good. But……)
I started reading, put aside, but look forward to getting back into; (Perhaps I'll pick back up next).
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee (Really good. And really requires some extra good
eye-coordination to follow.Smooth jazzy
writing, plus intriguing and quite suspenseful. Now, if only I can get the
eye-coordination down pat!)
Although I primarily read memoirs, I'll dig into a book of any variety. Storytelling is my primary must. Doesn't have to go over-the-top, in fact I prefer that it doesn't. I am sensitive when
reading about children. I'm also a slow reader. When I sink into a book, I really go
in, and enjoy going under. Humorous books are highly favored. Chic-lit I just love. I don't mind sex in books. I don't
mind lots of sex in books, provided it flows with the story. Short stories
I enjoy as well. Poetry I'm hesitant to read. e-Books I do not (as of yet)
read. I collect books. Actual books. Physical books. All those I purchase, I
add to my library... to showcase. And oh;-) I do not loan out my books.
and this is most important, I DO NOT ACCEPT gifted books. Please do not send
any books. I only read advanced physical copies of books that are a part of
Amazon's Vine Program, or as stated above, I will purchase the book.