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I read in a whole range of genres from science fiction and fantasy to crafting and children's books so there should be something for everyone here!
The point of this blog is to just put the word out concerning good books. As a bookseller for Barnes & Noble, we get to recommend books to our customers, often ending with happy readers. So I'm just doing here what I do at work; getting the word out on good books for people to enjoy.
New books are posted every Saturday, occasionally with a more in-depth Epinions review. Likewise, since I'm a music junkie, I include a little note about what I currently have playing in my playlist (don't worry, my music tastes range just as widely as my book lust).
From time to time, recommendations are punctuated by what I'm currently reading or what I've just finished, giving you even more insight into what we booksellers read.
So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and pluck out a book you'd like to read, because today begins my ever-lasting love affair with books.
I am an author, I sell books for a living, and I love music like there's no tomorrow. I've experienced much of this country, from forested hills of the East, to the golden plains of the Midwest, the sandy beaches of the Southeast, and the oh-so-majestic mountains of the Rockies. And when all else fails, eat chocolate.
I've been curious about this series for a long time. Ever since first seeing them while at work, my curiosity was piqued. That curiosity grew even more after seeing Cornwell's books brought to life when PBS aired a few episodes of the Sharpe movies they made - featuring Sean Bean (the ladies love Sean, and I won't deny that I'm one of them). But the stories were solid, full of action and intrigue. After contemplating what to read next and realizing that I obviously wasn't going to stick to my To Be Read list, I ordered this up from the library. This is the very beginning for Sharpe when he's still a private in the British army and has to pose as a deserter for a mission. Success means seargent stripes. Failure means possibly getting eaten by tigers. It's said that a good writer knows how to hook a reader with the first sentence. This was one of those books where I started reading and decided, "Yep, I'm going to have fun with this one."