When I was 7 years old in 1950 our teacher took a carload of us to a nearby town to visit the library. I was in awe; I didn't know such a place existed. We were each allowed to check out one book and I chose one about little brownies that secretly helped
people, in other words, did good deeds. That was a "changing day" in my life, I was hooked as a lifetime reader. That teacher, Dean Armitage, probably did more to improve my life than anyone I've ever met. He recognized and encouraged my academic abilities.
When we moved to another small town I sought out the library and remember finding a book about the Littles Princesses Elizabeth and Anne. I read many biographies and then discovered historical fication which is still my favorite read. Edward Rutherfurd, Sharon K Penman, and Robert Morgan are three of my favorite authors. I have purchased and read all of Rutherfurd's books. They are masterpieces that hold you from beginning to end.
Since those "old" days I've developed some new reading interests. Half of my heritage comes from England and I especially enjoy English and Irish writers, Morgan Llywelyn among them. Recently, I've learned about "Cozy Mysteries." I have several of them and enjoy them as light reading. If you enjoy cozies join my Friends Group and perhaps we can exchange books and/or information about them.
I do release books to the Wild but am also happy to trade books or merely send them to anyone who requests them. I am willing to mail internationally any books I have marked as Available.
I'm currently managing a book ring of The Elm Creek Quilt Novels by Jennifer Chiaverini. If you're a fan of hers I'd love to have you as a Friend.
I also invite members who love history, historical fiction, Cozy mysteries and biographies to join my Friend Group.