Joyce Anthony

About me

How I became a...

I have spent my life along the Lake in western PA. I'm a mother, homeschooler, writer, photographer, animal advocate, book reviewer and a host of other things When not doing all the above, I work in educating people on childhood bipolar disorder and Asperger's Syndrome, volunteer as an "expert" on bipolar disorder at and work as an animal advocate.

My book reading obsession began when I got my first library card at the age of eight-I've been devouring words ever since. Writing came naturally as a result of this. I found I could express all that resided within with the written word, something I couldn't do well vocally. From that, I just sort of fell into reviewing (If I read it, I might as well write a review). People liked my reviews and started asking and it snowballed.

My taste in books:

Favorite authors:

Most liked are true crime, psychology and most other non-fiction. In fiction, I prefer psychological thrillers and paranormal stories.

Richard Bach and Rod Serling

What makes a book a keeper?

What makes me throw a book at the wall?

What makes a book a keeper? Characters that are realistic. Dialogue that flows naturally, a story line that has twists and turns and keeps me guessing about where it is going.

Too much description, "flowery" adjectives, unrealistic dialogue.

My favorite genre and why?

My least favorite genre and why?

True crime and psychological thrillers because the human mind fascinates me to no end. How it works, what can go wrong and why. I also read a great deal of non-fiction in Psychology, paranormal and whatever subject captures my interest at the moment.

Romance -- I find most are the same story with just the names changed.

My bathroom library:

My to be read list:

Whatever book I happen to be reading at the moment.

I don't have that much space, but here's a start:
1. A Murder - Greg Fallis
2. The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
3. The Crystal Children - Doren Virtue
4. The Anatomy of Motive - John Douglas
5. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
6. Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson - Keith Ablow, MD
I also have quite a few sitting here for reviewing

My favorite links:

My favorite reading snack:

My favorite links:

Anything containing peanut butter

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