Books Books Books

Which came first, the reader or the writer? Books have always been my pleasure and my refuge, and that continues today. “So many books, so little time” was surely coined with me in mind. I read voraciously, often much later into the night than is good for me, and to insure that I have reading material at hand (or ear) all the time, I have audio books for accompaniment when I drive or sit in the car waiting. With selections from biography to medical nonfiction, from mysteries to romances, from children’s books to massive novels, from humor to history, I am the literary equivalent of the omnivore. (Bibliovore? Apparently that is a real term. God Bless Google.)

I’ve kept a book log for nearly 20 years, making notes on books I’ve read. This year I decided to share my book thoughts with the world. (You’re welcome.) Follow me on Good Reads to see what I’ve been reading and what I thought about it. As the [retired] Mystery Maven of the Minuteman Library Network and member of Sisters in Crime, I have attended many regional and national mystery lovers’ conferences, so I feel qualified to note that my favorite mystery authors are Katherine Hall Page, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Margaret Maron, Dana Stabenow and others too numerous to mention here. Check out Good Reads. Really.