Surprise surprise! Just kidding. I think that’s quite obvious XD. I love writing books, and I especially love reading books. Discovering new authors is fun for me, and reading an author I have read before is always a great experience.
I pretty much read anything under the moon. Fantasy, paranormal, historical, romance, you name it. Even better if it falls under the romance genre.
When there are so many great books out there waiting to be read, how do I decide what to read next? Of course, I have a long list of books in my to-read pile on Goodreads. But even then, I don’t usually go down the list in order and read what’s on there.
The books I read, I often run into them randomly. For example, in a Newsletter I joined on a whim from Booksweeps, on a thread I found on Twitter, or it even coincides with whatever mood strikes at the moment. People even reach out and request for me to read their book in exchange for a review, and I often put those requests near the top of my pile.
Recently, my brain just ran into a wall, not wanting to read at all. But I’m hoping to come out of it as soon as I’m done with my current writing project. Here are the next two books on my to-read list, unless some random mood strikes before I get to them. I’m super excited to read them!
Books galore. I could talk about books all day. What I’m writing. What you’re writing. What I recently read. What’s on my to-read list. The plot for my next novel. I am booksessed. Back in the day before I had kids and before these crazy times, I could spend hours in a bookstore just looking at all the books and finding myself in conversations with random strangers. Now I just annoy my husband with all the book talk. (He doesn’t actually mind.) He knows about every book I’ve read AND he remembers them all. Crazy, right?
Not in any gross way, but I love anatomy. The body is incredible! Just think about all of its everyday functions and times that by the rest of your life! The brain and its intricate workings. The heart and its unyielding dedication to keep your body functioning. Did you know people blink approximately ten times a minute? I didn’t know until I became a CNA.
This is a little difficult to answer, as I usually finish books, even if I’m not a big fan. But here are several things that make me dislike a book, when I may have enjoyed it otherwise.
A Hero Who Thinks the World Owes Him Everything
I mainly read this type of thing in medieval fiction, and I’ve read it farrrrr too many times that it gets annoying. Basically, the hero wants land. He coerces or tricks a titled woman to marry him to get said land, forcing/tricking the consummation to make it official.
This type of character just isn’t likeable for me, even after I gave them a chance to learn from their greed and mistakes.
For most of my life, I was passionate about dinosaurs! I always wanted to be a paleontologist, go on adventures, and make new discoveries. In college, I even took a dinosaur class from a real paleontologist. I ate the information up. I LOVED dinosaurs! I loved learning about them, I loved memorizing bone structures and fancy names. But of course, life always has different plans for you.
Okay, I’m going to cheat here a little bit. I rarely travel, so I’d say my FAVORITE place I’ve traveled to in the past 5 years has been Ketchikan, Alaska. This place struck a chord in my heart, creating a love for the ocean. I worked in Ketchikan in the summer on the docks, cleaning fish for people who stayed at the lodge.
Cruise ships came in all the time, and they were astoundingly HUGE! The entire one-road city was beautiful. Green, cloudy, with freezing water that just might kill you if you stay in it too long lol! Here are a few pictures from the summer.