Tuesday 10 June 2014

Welcome to my new blog. I am very excited to talk about all the books I've been reading lately and my thoughts and feelings about them.

I read all kinds of books. During my undergraduate days of studying literary criticism I read Shakespeare, Chaucer, Toni Morrison, James Joyce, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett etc to name a few and for escapist reads I chose Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. Nowadays, I work in the field of education and reading in my free time is purely for pleasure though I do still dip into the classics now and again.

Although Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte have pride of place on my bookshelf my kindle is overloaded with more modern quick reads. I find myself getting lost in time travel adventures, scared witless in murder mysteries, getting swept away in the romance and ballrooms of the regency period, not to mention mixing it up with vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and wizards.
I prefer a book to have a happy ending and I don't mind reading a trilogy to reach that final conclusion.

 I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi so choose not to read this genre unless it is mixed in well with other genres.

I am totally addicted to my kindle. It is light, fits nicely into my handbag and goes everywhere with me. It is perfect for those odd moments when I am hanging about waiting. I am never without a book to read.

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