Friday, July 05, 2002
My bookshelf photo lets you know what I am currently reading. In addition to my bookshelf here, you can find me on Goodreads (link above) to see what I've been reading.
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, hot tea, hot baths, 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.
Update 2014: I am dealing with some family issues that take up a lot of my time. I don't answer email daily, please be patient. Also, I have had email problems that directed a LOT of bookcrossing PMs to my trash file and so if I missed any requests or if you believe I owe you a book, please PM me again. I think I have fixed the problem (which was a me-problem, not a BC problem). Happy 2014!