Saturday, January 12, 2008

An Introduction

I have decided to branch off from my regular blog - where I talk about anything and everything - and have a blog devoted to the books I read. A blog where I can talk about how I liked something or disliked something...offer recommendations...take recommendations....whatever, just book talk. It seems I never tire of talking about books.

Most folks reading this will already know that I earned a BA in English, and I've always had a love for the classics. I taught high school English for a hand full of years before the politics took the fun out of teaching what I loved. After leaving the classroom, I started to pick up more modern fiction that I had never made time for before. And 2007 was my boom year for reading. I discovered a wealth of authors (who have been around for years) who simply make my reading experiences phenomenal: Robert Crais, Michael Koryta, Dennis Lehane, Robert Parker (who incidentally has been writing his Spenser novels as long as I've been alive), Karin Slaughter, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Daniel was a good year for me with reading. And of course, prior to all these wonderful writers I was a fan of Linda Fairstein, Kathy Reichs, Pat Conroy, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell and James Lee Burke. And my list is continuing to grow. I'm hoping to delve into some Alafair Burke this year, and I'm always looking for new recommendations.

Obviously I have a penchant for the mystery novel. But, my reading is not exclusively mystery. Predominantly mystery, but not exclusively.

So, I hope you'll find my book thoughts fun; I hope you'll interact with my posts; I hope all in all this blog is a benefit to both writer and reader. Thanks for checking in!


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