I LOVE to read…

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I absolutely LOVE to read!! This undoubtedly stems from my childhood, where reading was an escape for me from a less than idyllic childhood. There’s nothing like a good story to suck you in and make you forget about all of your troubles and fears. It’s an escape mechanism that I continue to use to this day.

I started reading at the age of 4 with the series books that were so popular in my childhood days – The Bobbsey Twins initially, and as I grew into my pre-teen years I graduated to Nancy Drew, Dana Girls, Trixie Belden, and of course the Hardy Boys…

My love of reading just took off from there. I discovered Nora Roberts when I was 18, and then Sandra Brown and then James Patterson – I have a hefty list of authors now that I consider ‘must read’ and will purchase their books before they’re even available. Even now, I can’t even tell you the last time I watched television (or Netflix for that matter) but I just finished a great book this morning.

I highly recommend it – and ANY of her books for that matter!! And I wrote a review for Amazon!! That’s a new thing for me. I’ve tried it before, but sometimes have trouble articulating my thoughts on a book in a way that doesn’t give the whole plot away… So, should you stumble across this blog, and read my reviews, please give me feedback. I’m looking to gain some proficiency, in the hopes of becoming an advanced reader for some of my favorite authors and genres. While I’ll read pretty much anything, my purely selfish, me time includes typically mysteries and police procedurals. If I’ve had enough depravity for a while, I’ll move to action/family/romance type books, or fun, make you laugh out loud books, but I’m always drawn to a good mystery. I don’t have much desire to read biographies or other educational type books – likely because I read so much in an effort to stay current in my nursing career. However, I’m always looking for new authors and new suggestions!!

What do YOU like to read?

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Hi there! I am Mel and I love to read!! My favorite genres are typically mystery/thriller, adventure/suspense and occasionally chick lit/romance stories (when the mystery/thrillers get to be too much, which isn't too often!) I have just started to write reviews for Amazon, Goodreads and this blog, although I am a novice to blogging, so THIS is a work in progress - as you can see the reviews are numerous and the true blogs are few - I'll hopefully be improving on that as time goes on!! I'm looking to network, give some newer authors some exposure and to perhaps explore myself a bit in this whole process!! I am a critical care turned CDI nurse, recently transplanted to coastal Florida, from New England. (Would love to assist with medical/hospital verbiage/scenes for authors!) I love a great cup (or pot) of coffee, day trips, visiting state parks and other nature made places, and exploring/photographing wildlife. And birds...I am a HUGE bird/nature nerd!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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