After ages of spouting off my book-musings to my friends, family, coworkers, and cats, I’ve finally decided to pen these thoughts for a wider audience. I’m a big fan of genre fiction, and I’d like to take a bit of a stand against the marginalization of all those magnificent works which can’t be neatly slotted into “literary fiction” — a term which clearly has meaning for publishers and booksellers, but which rather eludes This Author’s understanding. On this blog, you’ll find reviews of historical fiction, romance novels, science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, suspense thrillers, and even the occasional non-fiction title. My reviews will be both technical and personal, evaluating the merit of the words along with my own emotional reaction to it — and so you may occasionally get personal reflections or bits of my history thrown into the mix.
Some books will be new, and some will be re-reads — the number of new books largely depending on the state of my bank account during any given month. I’m one of those who will re-read a favourite book over and over again. With the best books, there’s always something new to learn, something new to discover. To that end, this blog may sometimes contain spoilers. I will try to post warnings, but you are reading at your own risk.
Some reviews will be long, in-depth, and contemplative, others may be short, quick-and-dirty impressions. My rating system will be stars out of five, and will be entirely arbitrary and based on personal feeling, as is a lady’s prerogative.