Greetings one and all from the Sunshine State and Tampa, FL....
I suppose the best way to introduce myself in the short run is to give my LinkedIN profile----www.linkedin.com/in/jameszambroski/
I've made a decent living as a writer for the last 20 years, which I credit to the fact that I'm a voracious reader. When it comes to what I read, I favor no particular genre; I try to alternate between fiction/non-fiction; currently I'm reading "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. I just finished "The Vatican Diaries" by John Thavis, which, frankly, I found wanting simply because of what WASN'T in that book.
I don't rely on critics (like the NY Times Best Sellers List) to suggest what I read or don't. Quite often I'll see a book mentioned in a news story or other venue and it will peak my interest. That, of course, covers the non-fiction side of me. On the fiction side, I've decided to read Pultizer Prize winners one-by-one.
Besides loving to read, I love to own! I'm still in the early stages of getting my library up on Shelfari, but what you might notice is that there are no paperbacks in my collection and that I try to buy 1st edition, 1st printing volumes. Crazy, right? All I can answer there is guilty as charged and that God allows us all our little pleasures.
Some of my favorite authors include Phillip Caputo, Russell Banks, Michael Chabon, James Mitchener (when I was younger); Bob Woodward and Doris Kearns Goodwin.
When it comes to e-readers, I'm not for 'em, nor a'gin 'em but I can't imagine ever owning one. We'll see; maybe when I'm 90 and my wrists are too arthritic to hold up a big heavy book, maybe then.
So that's it for the moment; frankly I came here when LinkedIN removed the book list from their profile system. I think seeing and knowing what a person reads can tell you about them; I thought LinkedIN made a mistake with that move. BUT, I've just listed my Shelfari niche under the organizations section of my profile, so all is well.
My email, by the way, is firstname.lastname@example.org.
More later and thanks; this might be fun.....