About me

I'm 47 years old. Never been married but, have 3 kids all grown up. I've been reading books since I was a teenager. I'm not a fast reader and some books do take me awhile unless I really get into them. I love to draw and write as will. I started my blog mostly to keep track of the books I read. Its a great way to do so. Plus, you can go back and look at what you've read and see what needs to be read next if its in a series. I've been trying to read books I haven't read before, I also think I'm going to have to reread a few book that I've read many, many years ago just to make sure that they are on my blog.

Books are a great way for me to escape the world I seem to be in. Sometimes though a book will make me feel strongly about something and I'll wish the book had another one to it or I'll wish that a series would continue but, it doesn't. Reading is a great way to pass the time when I'm not busy having to do other things.

I've been told to many times that I'm a bookworm. I'm hardly without a book. I read so much that people will ask me why I always have a book. I just tell them that you never know when you'll have the time to read a few pages. I have read ebooks, I'd rather feel the book in my hand and until they actually stop making real books I will continue to read that way.


  1. Hi!

    My name is Maren Dille, and I'm scheduling a blog tour for my new YA fantasy novel, The Faith and Fate of David Ghent. A brief summary is included at the end of this email. The tour will run from March 4-15, with 1-2 blogs per day. I'll be giving away e-copies and paperbacks of my novel, as well as some other prizes.

    Would you consider doing a review, or running an excerpt from the book? If not a review, I would also love to do an author interview, be a guest blogger for that date, or be spotlighted. I'd be happy to send you a digital copy in your preferred e-book format.

    If you'd like to see what dates are still available, you can look here at http://marendille.blogspot.com/p/the-faith-and-fate-of-david-ghent-blog.html

     You can find out more about me at http://marendille.blogspot.com/, or more about The Faith and Fate of David Ghent on its Amazon page, here: The Faith and Fate of David Ghent

    Here is a brief summary:
    "In the Lucen city dwell the descendants of Righteous and Fallen angels. Kept hidden from the rest of Earth and governed directly by Heaven, each descendant is given a chance to prove themself loyal to Heaven, and obtain salvation. For most, the task is encouraging and fair, but for David, it’s devastating.
    David Ghent has waited twenty-one years to fulfill a prophecy foretelling the destruction of Lucifer’s power on Earth and Heaven, saving himself and the entire world from Hell’s power. His training is complete, the city prepared.
    As the battle commences, the city’s most beloved daughter, Layla, suddenly appears at the Hellgate. David is then faced with an impossible choice: fulfill the prophecy, or save her life.
    The consequences David faces after choosing Layla force him to question his entire life, and his loyalty to Heaven. As the aftermath of failure unfolds, David discovers that the real battle against Lucifer has just begun."

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Maren Dille

  2. Nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out at book-nerdandcritic.blogspot.com

  3. Hello! I found you and your blog on bookblogs.ning. I am a new follower of your blog and look forward to following you. Please follow me back at sychofaeriesbookobsession.blogspot.com THanks!

  4. Hi,
    I found you on Book Blogs where I am also a member. My name is Sherry Parnell and I wrote a book called, "Let the Willows Weep." I was writing to ask for your consideration in reviewing it. If interested I can send you more information.

    Thanks :)

  5. Hi! My name is Mindy Larson. I found your blog on goodreads.com. I am new to blogging, I just starting blogging about a month ago as a way to promote my new novel and connect with my readers. I just started following you and really admire you and your work. I would love for you to read and review my novel, This Morning I Woke Up dead, http://thismorningiwokeupdead.blogspot.com Let me know if you're interested and I will get you a copy, thanks so much and keep up the great blog!

  6. Hi Shelly:

    I'd like to send you an ARC of a book I'd like you to consider reviewing. It is called Expired Listings and the info is at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2asggIM . Please let me know if you have interest and where I can email the PDF or mobi. I'm at punctuatedpublishing@gmail.com. Thanks for considering!

  7. Hello The Open Page,

    When you are reading and reviewing books again, would you be interested in reviewing my book, Devil Out Of Texas ?


    I just posted it for sale as an ebook in Amazon. Please let me know what I need to do or send you in order to have it reviewed. It's 449 pages.

    Here is the brief synopsis I posted with the book:

    In the summer of 1973, a fourteen year old kid spends time with his grandfather and his friends, George Burns, Jack Benny, Georgie Jessel, and others, as they play cards at the Hillcrest Country Club near Beverly Hills, California. He later sits down to listen as his grandfather tells him the action-packed tale of his great-grandfather, the first Jewish Texas Ranger, and how his grandfather came to Hollywood to become one of the pioneers of the movie industry.
    The young man learns about how his grandfather came to be friends with the early stars of the silver screen, like Tom Mix, William S. Hart, Lionel Barrymore, and Doug Fairbanks, and his grandfather's association with the great Mexican revolutionary leader Pancho Villa, the famous lawman Wyatt Earp, and other fascinating characters.

    Thank you,

    -Roger Raffee