Our club’s aim is simple; having fun sharing our perspectives of books we have read from those that were recently published to the older classics we all adore and cherish, and to recommend those that we enjoyed the most for you to read and share your opinions. I truly hope that you will join our discussions and add your own unique perspectives.
So a little about me and what I like to read!
As a child I was not a big reader as English was my second language and I simply did not “get it” until later in life when my had more time to read for enjoyment. I would honestly say that I started to love reading when I was in my late twenties. This was a period in my life when the special people in my life shared their favorite books with me and one after another; I simply could not get enough. My joy of reading just blossomed!
As a late comer to reading I am now catching up on books that many have read throughout their lives. I am an eclectic reader who will try just about anything that is recommended to me.
I love science fiction/fantasy. My oldest and dearest friend Ruth introduced me to Ray Bradbury’s books, specifically The Martian Chronicle, when we were kids and I have been in love with science fiction ever since. I remember enjoying books by Piers Anthony and Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
I love reading works that can take me away and captivate me so much that I cannot put the book down. I have learned that I can be enchanted by the magic of a wide variety of genres. One masterpiece that impacted me in a very profound way is the book One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Who knew that I liked magical realism style?
I also love reading graphic novels. I was introduced to The Watchmen and Maus when I was doing a literature class in my undergraduate degree. Those graphic novels were superb and now I have a love of graphic novels.
On a side note, I am also a big fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead series and I can’t go without adding that The Walking Dead graphic novels are excellent.
The power of reading a good book amazes me! So please join us in our conversations on books that we are reading. We are certain to stir up some lively debates! See you there.