Joined Friday, July 05, 2002
My bookshelf photo shows me at one of my favourite places in the world.
I register a lot of books here for the specific purpose of releasing them. So my shelf here doesn't always reflect my personal taste in books. To see what I am reading and enjoying, I invite you to view my shelf on Goodreads (link above). Please send me a friend message if you are also a member there. :o)
A wee bit about me... I am a mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend, consulting paralegal and literacy volunteer. We live in a beautiful century home in a mid-sized town between Toronto and Niagara Falls. I have 2 sons who also enjoy reading a great deal, and for this I am grateful. We have 2 sweet cats, named Scout and Boo. Yes, from that book. :o)
I am an avid reader of any and almost everything! I like to read mainstream fiction and literature, historical fiction, biographies, memoirs, nonfiction about historical events, world events, travel and experiences, and humour. A glance at my TBR and my wishlist will show you what types of books interest me.
Spare time that is not spent reading is often spent in the garden, or walking/hiking locally, travelling when I can afford it, spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking. Occasionally, I clean my house. :o)
My interests are varied and range from architecture to hockey to bird watching to natural wonders.
I like good wine, good chocolate, good manners, good grammar, hot tea, hot baths, cold beer, pencil skirts, cashmere cardigans, yellow flowers, birdsong, hiking, travelling, babies and animals and especially baby animals, chatty letters or notes, fresh peaches off the tree, anything with caramel, ice cream, pavlova, sushi, and good ol' shepherd's pie. I don't like mushy vegetables, rainy days, cold coffee, cold feet, track pants, Walmart, rodents, liars, apathy, and most of all, conflict. I am a conflict avoider. To a fault.
Dozens and dozens of bookcrossers have enriched my reading life by sending me a RABCK or a trade or a non-book gift or have taken the time to share their book through a bookring/bookray. THANK YOU all. I hope my small efforts to pay-it-forward make someone else out there smile.