I’ve been an obsessive reader since I was quite small. I still remember furtively pouring over the early readers from my childhood, when I was supposed to be doing addition with exchanging. My tastes have progressed since then, though I went through all the usual reading stages for a girl of my generation (the Sweet Valley books, Nancy Drew, the Babysitter’s Club). One thing has remained constant: I like my books with a touch of romance in them. It can be as subtle as a hint that two characters in a children’s book will grow up and marry, but it has to be there. “Anything with a smidge of romance” is my reading philosophy, but of late, I’m focused on Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Teen/YA fiction. Though, I’ve been hankering after some good ole’ Romantic Suspense since reading Pamela Clare’s Naked Edge. But, seriously, if I tripped over a book that was lying in the street, I’d probably remain on the ground, reading it, if it so much as hinted at a romance. I’ll wander off any path if doing so leads me to a book.
I started Ruby’s Reads last year, mainly from a desire to be part of the book blogosphere. I’d been lurking for quite a while and thought I might as well have a go at participating. It’s been fun, frustrating and exhilarating all at once. My biggest challenge so far was making the jump from Wordpress to Blogger. You’ll be glad to know that my hair has begun to grow back from that experience. When I’m not reading or blogging, I’m usually doing one of three things: teaching (my day job), cooking (one of my recurring fantasies is owning a cupcake shop called Rubycakes), or chatting with a friend at a coffee shop (off the beaten track coffee shops are another obsession). I also have a darling, six-month old niece who is the current love of my life. Someday, I hope to be able to say that about a grown man. But, given the nature of my reading philosophy, I bet you’d already guessed that.
I want to thank Rachel at Parajunkee’s View for featuring my blog this week! I was thrilled to be chosen. I hope you’ll all stop by my blog. Hopefully, you’ll see something that interests you enough to come back again. Yes, that was a hint.