I read for pleasure and love to be self-indulgent. I try to create a clear block of uninterrupted time in which to bury myself in a story. I love to read a book with characters that live in a setting which I can walk right into, as if the author is sitting there and telling the story to me.

I read a variety of genres but often find myself drawn to a fast paced problem solving mystery or suspense. Fiction based on a true story, or a historical fiction, are also some genres I hold dear. I am a fan of Jane Austen, so stories about people's lives and relationships and stories that touch my heart are often read and re-read.

Reading the youth and teen annual award books has provided many wonderful reads and great recommendations for a family of nieces and nephews both as teachers and readers.

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