Greetings! I am glad to be part of this group. I am a retired high school teacher/guidance counselor, and grateful to finally have time to read what I want!
I have an old Kindle, but read mostly on my ipad because I read a lot at night. I still buy books, whatever is cheapest! I use libraries when I can. Love almost all kinds of genre, depending on topic and my mood. I like the quick, well done mystery or novel (search The Strand and Bookmarks regularly), but like to learn something now and then, so I switch up to historical or historical fiction from foreign authors. I was in science, so I like scifi and fantasy if it is well done. Love "Brit Lit", all genre!
Magical Realism is my girly downfall (House of Spirits, Love in the Time of Colera, Like Water for Chocolate), never read a "I was a Shopoholic" or "Shades of Grey" book...maybe my age, maybe my sensibilities. I like the occasional classic. The writing is often so beautiful, Wallace Stegner comes to mind. Dickens always delights, and Poe was the author that got me into reading! I remember asking someone what the word "grotesque" meant, and was forever amazed at what a grotesque word "grotesque" was, it even looked grotesque!!
I also read travel books, snarky Threroux, VS Napal, Iyre, Dinsen and women explorers, and Bryson etc....especially drawn to nautical voyages (sneak in a Aubry/Maturin sometimes!).
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