Thursday, April 29, 2010

Prologue - What this site is actually about

Ever been in a bookstore or library and really wanted to read a book but you have no idea what kind or book or what genre? Ever picked a book up and wrinkled your literate nose in confusion or hesitation?

I have. 

I'm a big reader, a bookworm, a nerd. I love the smell of ink and paper and bookstores are my happy place. I am a book whore who will open her wallet at the mere promise of a good story.


I also have hundreds of books on my to-be-read list and sometimes I honestly can't remember the name of the book. There are also times when I am standing in the store hankering to read a particular genre but not knowing which book to read that will satisfy my desires.

Which is why that makes me sympathetic to the plights of friends and strangers who have no idea what to read and come to me for help or advice. Not only that but after I've read something that is amazing I do my damnedest to spread that book-love wide open like a five dollar hooker.

Whether it's fantasy, mystery, comics, graphic novels, classics, sci-fi, romance or some amalgamation of all of the above, I am here to help guide that needle of literacy in your supplicant brains until you can feel the sweet warm release of fun.* I will be posting reviews, lists, suggestions, quotes and the occasional sound of music.

What can I say, I'm a book pusher. A peddler. A peddling pied piper of prose.

* Buyer beware. You may experience a new found love of a different genre and that may increase your debt or burn a hole in your library card. If you have any suggestions on a book or have a particular review that you would like posted, please feel free to drop a line.