**I've been blogging for close to two years. When I started, I planned to blog about a variety of stuff with books and cats at the top of the list. About a year ago, my blog became only about books and cats with books leading the way and the cats adding a touch of fun and personality, not to mention adorable pictures! I enjoy discovering and reading other blogs, getting to know fellow bloggers and discussing books. I'm not an ideal blogger: I'm slow to advertise my blog and, although I have a Facebook page and a Twitter account, I keep forgetting to link them to my blog! What I like best is reading and discussing books, reading what other bloggers think about what I've read and learning about other books from bloggers. I also enjoy authors’ blogs although I admit to some intimidation when it comes to commenting on their posts!
**I graduated from college with a BA in English, but my love of reading began long before then. My mother was an avid reader and my dad liked reading when he had some rare free time. Books were very important to me when I was little because I had quite a bit of time on my hands. Books helped me pass the hours. I was born with a rare bone and endocrine disease, so frequent surgeries and hospitalizations left me plenty of time to read! To this day I don't go anywhere without a book!
You will also notice that there are no pictures of me without a cat! This is me with Bob and at the bottom of the post you'll see me and Mr. Magoo!
**I love classic literature, having read a lot of it in college. I mean to re-read many of the books I enjoyed during those four years but I keep picking up others. One of these days I’ll focus more on the classics, especially many I haven’t read. I also enjoy contemporary, general, historical and even some YA fiction, mystery & suspense, memoirs and other non-fiction. I haven’t read many biographies but the few I have I liked and I want to read more. I have a long list of authors I love and this community has introduced me to a few wonderful authors of which I was previously unaware!
**I don’t care for paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, graphic thrillers or romance but I’m usually willing to try anything once. I haven’t read a lot of science fiction and several years ago would have said I didn’t like it. Then a friend lent me the Orson Scott Card book, Ender’s Game, and it was great! Now I’m hoping to read some of Connie Willis’ books soon.
**Tell me a little bit about you and share a favorite book or author if you’d like, I’m always happy too get recommendations!