I am a 20 something girlfriend to one boyfriend, mother to one Yorkshire Terrier and stepmother to one stepson. Born and raised in England (flitted to Ireland for 3 years and never wanted to leave!).
I love love LOVE to read. My favourite books are mystery/thriller, although, I made a decision a few years ago to never JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. I took this decision with me to the library (I was too scared to spend money on a book that I didn’t know I would like) where I picked the first book off of the shelf without looking at the blurb or taking any notice of the cover. It worked a treat! If I had have read the blurb of every book I have read since that epiphany, before actually reading the story, I would probably have never bothered.
I’m not going to lie, a few of those books have been eye-closers. I could have used them to put myself to sleep whilst pumped up on 100 double-strength espressos!
Books, to me, have to transport you somewhere, make you invest emotions in the characters and force you to keep turning the pages even when your house is on fire and the firemen are topless hunks!
The problem I have with being an avid reader is the small community opportunities. By that I mean I am the only one out of all of my friends and family who actually picks up a book other than to dust a shelf. Who can I talk to about the fantastic journey a book has just taken me on? My boyfriend? The last time he read a book I am sure there was a pig whizzing through the air. My stepson? Well he is 6, that speaks for itself! My dog? It is pretty hard to have a discussion with him, he is too intent on sleeping or chewing a bone.
I am hoping that this blog puts me in touch with like minded people. People who aren’t afraid of speaking their mind about a book. After all, who is going to give their most honest opinions about something than someone who isn’t being paid to do it 😉
In the real world I am a self-confessed girly girl. I am into make-up, nails, pink, glitter and lovely smelly things (my obsession being Little Hotties wax melts), however, when it comes to books, the gorier the better. I am not really into all the romantic stuff (although like I said before, I NEVER judge a book by its cover!).