Have loved books and reading for as long as I can remember. A homebody that prefers to spend spare time at home with a good book rather than out on the town.
“The library was magical because every time I walked through the door, there were literally thousands of voices ready and willing to have a conversation with me. I walked through the door, stared at all those stacks and bindings, and whispered, "Tell me a story.”
― Charles Martin, Unwritten
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Fiction - contemporary and historical. Almost all of the books I read come from the "New" shelf at my library. Tend to like: WWII era, a good child protagonist, survivor stories, suspense thrillers, stories that follow a family over multiple generations, a good series.
"Interesting historical fiction based on a real woman and the northern town she lived in near Buffalo, NY that seceded from the union. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the parts about Mary - the strong willed abolitionist, and Joe ..."
"I was drawn to this children's adventure story due to my fascination with the Appalachian trail and it's hikers. Written in a simple style for children but I enjoyed the day to day description of Toby's experience on the trail. An easy read for ..."
"Story of the tender relationship between the slave Mattie and the child Lisbeth to whom she becomes a wet nurse, nanny, and mother-figure. Takes place pre-Civil War, but mostly stays away from the harsh atrocities of the time. Instead focuses on ..."