Recent Book Activity
The Last Dickens: A Novel
The Lincoln Highway
A Fatal Grace
They Left Us Everything
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
From the Ashes
By Chance Alone
Dear American Airlines: A Novel
Where the Crawdads Sing
The Wednesday Letters
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
The Zookeeper's Wife (A War Story)
The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur (Myths series)
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My shelf here doesn't always reflect my personal taste in books, because lots of books are registered and then given away (released). To see what I am reading and enjoying, I invite you to view my shelf on Goodreads (link above). Please send me a friend message if you are also a member there. :o)
A wee bit about me... I am a mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend, consulting paralegal and literacy volunteer. We live in a beautiful century home in a mid-sized town between Toronto and Niagara Falls. We have 2 grown sons who also enjoy reading a great deal, and for this I am grateful. We have 2 sweet cats, named Scout and Boo. Yes, from that book. :o)
I like to read mainstream fiction and literature, historical fiction, biographies, memoirs, nonfiction about historical events, world events, travel and experiences, and humour. A glance at my TBR and my wishlist will show you what types of books interest me.
Spare time that is not spent reading is often spent in the garden, or walking/hiking locally, travelling when I can afford it, spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking. Occasionally, I clean my house. :o)
My interests are varied and range from architecture to hockey to bird watching to natural wonders.
I like good wine, good chocolate, good manners, good grammar, hot tea, hot baths, cold beer, pencil skirts, cashmere cardigans, yellow flowers, birdsong, hiking, travelling, babies and animals and especially baby animals, chatty letters or notes, fresh peaches off the tree, anything with caramel, ice cream, pavlova, sushi, and good ol' shepherd's pie. I don't like mushy vegetables, rainy days, cold coffee, cold feet, track pants, Walmart, rodents, liars, apathy, and most of all, conflict. I am a conflict avoider. To a fault.
Dozens and dozens of bookcrossers have enriched my reading life by sending me a RABCK or a trade or a non-book gift or have taken the time to share their book through a bookring/bookray. THANK YOU all. I hope my small efforts to pay-it-forward make someone else out there smile.