Sunday, December 6, 2009


I am new to the book review blogosphere. I'm learning my way around
it's unwritten rules and being introduced to the dedicated individuals
who read and review my obsession: books.

I want to thank some Twitter friends who have been very kind to share
their time and knowledge with me:,,,,, and

Because I read almost 30 books a month, I recently decided to begin
reviewing the works I read. I feel as if I'm displaying hubris to put
myself in the position to critique an author's work. As a writer
myself, I understand how precious each author's oeuvre is to her/him.
However, I know what I like and what I don't like. I know what touches
my heart and moves me emotionally and what leaves me flat. I know with
which characters I connect and which characters are one-dimensionally
uninteresting. Therefore, hubris or not, I'm in!

Since I will be reviewing scores of books here, I decided to dive into
a variety of novel-reading challenges. I never knew what those were
and Pearl and Colette kindly informed me. Challenges are self-imposed
contests in which you read a varied number of books which meet a
variety of criteria. I have signed up for eleven challenges: historical
novels, romances, 100+ novels/year, contemporary romance, mystery/
suspense,Wish-I'd-Read-That, Take Another Chance, 451 Challenge, Winter Reading Challenge, and Speculative Fiction.

I'll be reviewing the books I've read here and putting them into the appropriate challenge.

Thanks for stopping by. Make it a great day!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world ... and the Take Another Chance Challenge! You are going to have so much fun!!!! The book blogging world is so welcoming and focused on community. And these reading challenges are so addictive and fun. You'll find yourself reading such a wide variety of books that you never thought you'd read ... and (for the most part) loving them!

  2. I second Jenners! The book blogging community is a wonderful bunch of reading freaks of the best king! Enjoy the challenges you sign up for and have a great time.

  3. Welcome to the 100+ Reading Challenge. I am so glad you have decided to join us in the fun. 2010 is going to be a great year in reading. I can just feel it!

  4. welcome to blogging my dear - the net and us bloggers are very pleased to have you..

    Welcome as well to the Erotic Romance Reading Challenge... hope you have a grand year with us..