About Me

English major and early-retirement librarian, I’m a lifelong reader of just about anything in print. I read widely, but my favorite genres are mysteries and any book featuring dogs, cats or both (which accounts for my fondness for cozies). Now that we’re living through a real-life pandemic, my taste for post-apocalyptic fiction has waned as that genre has moved to the current events section of the library. I’ve never been a fan of steamy romance or erotica.

I’ve developed a taste for independent writers since acquiring a Kobo e-reader and Kindle. 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.”

Most of the books I review are from my personal library, and I paid for them or received them in exchange for my email address. I’m open to receiving ARCs and interviewing the authors by email after reading. 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!