About

I'm Greg and this is my virtual book den where I talk about books, films and anything else that comes to mind. I've always been an avid reader and I enjoy promoting authors and discussing my favorite books with others. I also do freelance writing and have written for the Knights of the Dinner Table magazine and the SF blog SFSignal

Fantasy and science fiction have always been my first love, and I grew up reading all I could get my hands on. Edgar Rice Burroughs and JRR Tolkien were huge influences. Both genres have changed so much over the years, and with the explosion of YA books there is more of it to read than ever. I also read a lot of psychological thrillers and mysteries, and a fair amount of contemporaries as well. And I love a good dystopian. I never met a used bookstore I didn't like. I do occasional Bookstore Spotlights to bring attention to some of the indie bookstores in the area.

My other interests include music, traveling and writing the kinds of stories I like to read.

I've recently added a star rating system to my reviews, just to give a better sense of how I feel about a book. Here's my scale.

 5 stars - Excellent, one of my favorite books

4 stars - Very good, possibly a favorite, and definitely a book I recommend and/ or re- read. A step above the usual.

3 stars - most books will be rated 3 here. This is a good book, one I may recommend and it may just not have made it to the next level for whatever reason.

2 stars - I didn't care for this book, it may still have appeal for someone else, but not my thing.

1 star - Dracarys

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3 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, I loved Trixie Belden! I even wanted to change my name to Trixie, and I made my family call me that for at least a month. Lol.

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  2. Hi Greg :)
    I thought I'd pop you a message to tell you I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I figure "sisterhood" is a relative term, lol. Here’s the link: http://www.anovelstart.com/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/
    I figured it's something a little different lol. It's my first award so just leave me a note if you don't want to be linked again. I wasn't sure if you did them or not but thought what the hell :) why not?
    Enjoy x

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  3. Super excited because I'm finally picking up Lord of the Rings this summer. Should be fun!

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