I love books. I eat, ( well, I don’t really eat them) sleep and breathe them. Someday I will write my own. Do I have a lot of time to read? Not really. Do I sneak in time to read. Yes. As much as I can. I read while drying my hair, before going to bed at night, while sitting in the car and basically any place that requires waiting. I have an unhealthy book habit, well er, there’s also the chocolate habit. My library is small, but bursts with color and an eclectic taste in books. I recommend, I review, and I write. Sometimes I forget to review. Although I try to keep up. When I review, I take my time with a book because it is unique or because It has fallen into my hands unexpectedly, asking for a read. I tend to write how I feel, using my instincts as a reader. I celebrate début novels and have reviewed quite a few. I could very easily spend the rest of my life writing about the books I read, reading the books I love, and losing myself in an extraordinarily large library.
I’m a mummy of two, I’m also an art teacher. I meditate, run and do yoga. My family and I live a gluten-free life in support of my oldest, who is severely allergic(not celiac) to gluten/wheat and all things that bear cross contaminants of it : oat, garbanzo, barley etc.
I enjoy Colin Firth. I really do. Every now and then I like to write him strange ( some would say delusional) letters of conversations that pop -up in my head. I would love to have a cup of tea with him- um, I would drink hot chocolate, he would most likely drink tea- chat about the books he likes to read, film roles and the humanitarian work he does with his beautiful wife. He may not like it, but he epitomizes Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. It is a book close to my heart.
My life is a series of lessons; most of them learned by watching my beautiful family in action. I live a very contented life somewhere North of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by mountains and wineries. I don’t drink a lot of wine anymore, er, I could if I really wanted to… I do consume copious amounts of chocolate. Did I mention I like chocolate?
Meditation is a huge part of my day-whether I am sitting, standing or driving. I am always a ‘work in progress’; constantly seeking to be focused, loving, kind and compassionate.
I thank you for your visits, comments and all of the follows I’ve received. Blogging is a joy, blogging about books is bliss, my friends in the blogosphere are pretty fantastic; they support, build community and are some of the most exceptional people I have met(virtually). Lucky me.