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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.
Naturally. Although my copy doesn't look anything like the new movie cover version. My copy is leatherbound, as referenced in the original recommendation post. Of course, how could I not read The Hobbit again with the movie coming out? The first time I ever encountered this story was when my father read it to me when I was six. I was transfixed by that story. Action! Adventure! Singing! Elves! Dwaves! Dragons! And of course, Hobbitses precious! Everything listed in the Princess Bride, actually, except for the true love part, but that's okay. And of all the elements of the story that have managed to slip my mind over the years, the Riddle Game between Bilbo and Gollum has forever remained there. I know all the answers to the riddles, although I must say that my very favorite riddle somehow managed to get left out of the movie. But that's all right. Honestly, even if you've never read fantasy before, this is a great place to start. Just ask my mother. She'd never bothered with fantasy in her life until my father introduced her to The Hobbit. Now she enjoys it along with the rest of us. And you don't have to be at any age to start - the book was originally written for kids by Tolkien. It's simply grown from there, and that seems to have worked out for the best.
Notes from the playlist: "Concerning Hobbits" by Howard Shore (but only because I don't have The Hobbit soundtrack yet!)