My go-to reading choices consistently include debut fiction, eclectic non-fiction, psychological suspense, and memoirs…but have varied a bit more recently to include a good chick-lit or young adult title.
If you are looking for politics, sci-fi, war or history – they don’t live here…sorry.
I’ll read just about anything, but my love is for magical realism, women authors, 20th century novels and ghost stories. I also have a special fondness for short stories and poetry. Lately, I find myself reading a lot of non-fiction on a wide range of topics – everything from yoga to cocktails, from true crime to home decorating and, really, anything in between.
Hi! I was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, not far from Yankee Stadium. I served 5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy, part of it on a guided missile destroyer, affectionately known as a “tin can”. Part of it was also with a joint service command consisting of all the other branches of service. In civilian life, I worked in the finance industry with banks, brokers, stock exchanges and regulators. Semi-retired, I moved to Florida and have been employed at a variety of jobs including financial planner, insurance agent and Sears Retail associate. I love to experience new things, to travel and especially to read. Enjoys reading Historical Fiction, Histories, Military History, Classical Literature and Fantasy.
I enjoy young adult, general fiction, and fantasy books, and I especially love a good trilogy. I’ve been getting more into graphic novels – the artsy ones with interesting story lines being my favorites (think Saga, Monstress, Little Bird). I’ll give almost anything a try, but there’s a high likelihood that I’m not going to finish it if it doesn’t catch me in the first few pages.
I absolutely LOVE audio books. I prefer listening to mysteries and thrillers (bonus points if they’re British), as long as they’re not police procedurals, or hard-boiled. Give me an amateur detective any day! I also dig a good horror novel, and some YA as long as it’s not too angsty. A few of my favorite novels are Night Film by Marisha Pessl, If We Were Villains by M.L Rio, and The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub.