About me

How I became a Novelspot Reviewer

Stories and how they’re told have always captivated me. In fact, I created stories since before I could write. Mix that in with a love for travel and soccer and you’ve go me in a nutshell. Currently, I live in outside Chicago and pay the bills as an advertising copywriter. I never leave the house without something to read and something to write on.

I travelled to Japan for a friend’s wedding. There, I met one her State-side friends, Julie, who recommended this site!

My taste in books:

Favorite authors:

I’m a moody reader. I’ll read a news article about the middle east and have an intense need to read everything, fact or fiction, I can about it. Or I’ll get on a classics kick and read one of those authors you hear all about but have never actually read. Or, sometimes, I’ll just be in the mood for a good mystery.:

I hate this question. There are so many great authors out there…and even more that I haven’t discovered yet. Here are two books that pop into my head when you asked that questions: “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks and “Mama Day” by Gloria Naylor.

What makes a book a keeper?

What makes me throw a book at the wall?

Characters. If I love the characters, I’ll follow them anywhere.

Flat characters and plots that make no sense.

My favorite genre and why?

My least favorite genre and why?

I tend toward literary rather than genre, but if the plot sounds interesting and the characters are engaging, I’ll give it a go!

I love sci-fi movies and TV shows, but I struggle through sci-fi books. I don’t know why.

My bathroom library:

My to be read list:

I hope I’m never in there long enough to need reading material.

The library.

My favorite links:

My favorite reading snack:

Other than NovelSpot? I check and almost every day. If you want a caustic look at advertising (what pays my bills), check out

I get a lot of reading done during my lunch hour, so my favorite “snack” would be whatever I pack for that day. When I read at night, I usually just drink tea, hot chocolate or coffee.

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