Hi I’m Ali
I am unashamedly book crazy. I buy books, I bookcross books (see bookcrossing.com) I catalogue them (libraything.com) – I think about them endlessly. I like people who, like me think and talk about books. I write book reviews of everything I read – although I don’t claim to be an expert reviewer I like to set down what I think about books and share my enthusiasm. I have even – much to my own surprise embraced the e-book, I have a kindle – and I like it. I like the ease with which I can carry a mass of books around with me – I like the ability to be able to download free classics – and obscure titles. It has become a marvelous add-on to my book obsession – but great though it is it will never replace real lovely books that I can hold in my hand – flick through and sometimes sniff. I am a sucker for beautiful editions – and I buy far far too many books.
I like to read a lot of twentieth century women writers, Virago Modern Classics, Persephone books and other twentieth and nineteenth century classics are what I like best. I also like some old fashioned mystery and suspense novels too as my cosy escapist reads. I do read non-fiction though very little – non-fiction is something I struggle with.
Some of the women writers who really speak to me are:
Eliabeth Taylor, Willa Cather, Susan Glaspell, Mary Hocking and Elizabeth Von Arnim
My TBR is horrendous – and so therefore I try not to acquire too many books for review – however I will consider requests to review quality literary fiction – I do not read modern crime fiction, romance, horror, fantasy or sci-fi.
If you wish to, you can contact me at heavenali 37 at gmail dot com or via twitter.
Thank you for visiting my blog, I’d love to hear from you.