About Me

English major and former librarian, I’m a lifelong reader of just about anything in print. I read widely, but my favorite genres are cozy mysteries, post-apocalyptic novels, and any book featuring dogs, cats or both. I’m not a fan of steamy romance or erotica, and I’ve developed a taste for independent writers since acquiring a Kobo e-reader and Kindle. Some of my absolutely favorite books and authors are Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Florida natives Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey, The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin, Molly Fitz’s Pet Whisperer PI series, Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury novels, Elizabeth George’s Lyndley/Havers mysteries, Ben Winters’ Last Policeman trilogy, M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series, and crafting books. I also read children’s books to de-stress. I beta-read for several authors, but have no fiction-writing aspirations of my own; to quote author Tim Kreider, “I don’t know how to reconcile the necessities of plot with anything resembling real life. I just don’t understand life well enough to make things up.”

Although I occasionally register for a few NetGalley or BookSprout giveaways, most of the books I review are from my personal library, and I paid for them myself or they were offered in exchange for my email address. No one influences my opinion about a book, to which a few authors can ruefully attest.

Get in touch at agirlandherbookreviews@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!