This is is my inaugural blog post I thought I would explain why I like to review books. I have always been passionate about reading, in fact I can’t remember a time when I did not have a book in my hands. I read every spare minute I have, at home, waiting on something to print at the office, in line at the grocery store, at a stop light, well you get the picture. I am not the most social of creatures but you put me in front of a complete stranger to talk about books and you can’t shut me up. When I am browsing at my local Barnes and Noble and see someone pick up a book I have read I can’t help but comment on it, or say “if you liked that one, have you tried this one” and before you know it a small group has gathered and we are talking books. I love it, and I get jazzed every time I turn someone on to a good book.
That brings me to the purpose of this blog. I want to take my passion for books and bring it to this small corner of the blogsphere. I will publish reviews on what I am reading with the hopes of helping fellow book lovers find the next great read. That is my passion, sharing the gift of great books. I always give books as gifts and hopefully this blog will serve as a way to give back to the authors as they have given to us, a way to share their works.
What kinds of books do I like to read? I like to read all kinds, but my true love is fantasy. Evil wizards, fearsome dragons, valiant warriors, and most of all the anti-hero, the very thought makes me tingle with excitement. I have been know to pop a 5 hour Energy shot at 9pm on a weeknight just to finish a book, unwilling to sleep until I know the ending. Now that is devotion people. I love shared world fiction, my favorite being Wizards of the Coast’s Forgotten Realms. I have been reading them for the last 20 years and as long as they keep publishing them I will continue reading them, each and everyone. Many of my favorite authors write for them, Paul S. Kemp, R.A. Salvatore, Elaine Cunningham, and Erik Scott deBie, to name a few.
What can you expect from this blog? Well first and formost, lots of book reviews, discussion about reading in general, and eBooks, a topic I am particularly fond of. I have a goal of reading 100 books this year and while I am a little behind schedule (currently on book 29) I plan on blogging about each book I read.