- loves to read
- loves murder mysteries, romantic suspense, and paranormal porn
- still hasn’t broken up with Laurell K Hamilton
- looks for lesbian subtext in every book
- loves her husband
- is nice to animals
- is not nice to people
- is overeducated, underemployed, and fine with that
- lives in San Francisco in a messy apartment
- exists in a state of perpetual boredom interrupted by occasional bursts of irrational optimism
- likes making lists
all lower case because, as tricia (aka the benevolent dictator) says, korean girls are submissive and all. i really wish i had more time to read, great big blocks of time, but instead i read snippets while brushing teeth, blow drying hair, cooking dinner. i suppose i could read in the evenings after dinner, but that would cut into my tv time. it’d be nice if i had great big blocks of time because i read Important Works, all fiction with the exception of david foster wallace essays, and reading in snippets doesn’t make for good flow. i’ve been trying to read pynchon’s mason & dixon for years. i got through a large chunk on my last vacation but now i’m back to snippets.
I am Jules, apparently the sluttiest of all the Literary Sluts. I couldn’t commit to one genre or two or even three. Basically, I called dibs on them all. Really, I just get bored easily and have varied and different interests. However, I will do my best to uphold my commitment to mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, steam/cyber-punk. Which should not be so difficult as this is what I am mostly reading lately. However, you’ll also see biography, popular fiction, non-fiction, YA . . .
So, about me. I work in marketing and do a lot of writing for that. But, I have not been feeling especially inspired or creative just lately and am looking forward to the spark being reignited as I share my thoughts and opinions with y’all. I hope you enjoy it.
I am fairly picky and will be selective in what I choose to read and review. Many things, even within my selected genres, are of no interest to me at all and will, therefore, be ignored. Unless I get a fab recommendation from someone I trust, and even then I reserve the right to, well, still ignore it. I like what I like and I don’t care about what I don’t care about. There is just not enough time to spend on things I don’t care about.
Look for snark, a low tolerance for bullshit, joy in creativity and, hopefully, some wit. I am some kind of geek/nerd and quite a goofball. Some favorite authors include John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich, and J.D. Robb. Fun fact: I once had a dream in which Neil Gaiman loved me. Best. Dream. Ever.
I’m Tiffany, a former lawyer turned temporary lady of leisure. I’ve loved reading since memorizing a Smurfs pop-up book at age 3 and proclaiming to anyone who would listen that I could “read” it. As an adult, I have had love affairs with everyone from William Faulkner to J.R. Ward. I hate literary snobbery. Some books are thought-provoking; some are mental cotton candy; all enrich our lives. As long as the writing is solid and the story is engaging, I’m there. Currently, I have a special fondness for paranormal romance, and I almost always choose the werewolf over the vampire, if I have to choose. I tend to prefer series because I don’t like to let go of characters once I love them. The downside is that I sometimes have a hard time ending relationships with series long after the passion has cooled. I’m looking at you, Stephanie Plum.
I’m an engineer who fantasizes about quitting to be an interior decorator almost every day. I have a love/hate relationship with my homeland, the South, but I refuse to buy a real coat so it will have to remain mostly love. I’ve been obsessed with reading since my brother went to kindergarten when I was 2. I followed up my age inappropriate reading with Wifey at age 8, and that pretty much ruined Judy Blume and my innocence. Now, I survive my soul-sucking daily commute with audiobooks. I love historical fiction, dystopian fiction, and almost anything by Stephen King or Margaret Atwood. Even if my tastes generally run toward the gloomy, I will still pick up anything with a pink cover at the library.
I’m a librarian from Oklahoma City. I’m probably the exact opposite of what you thought when you saw the word “Oklahoma” – I’m fiercely liberal and deathly afraid of horses and pretty much any farm animal. About the only thing stereotypically Okie about me is my dog’s name (Boomer). Reading has been like crack to me since I was a kid and begging my mom for “one more chapter, pleeeease?” My current literary interests run toward historical fiction, with some non-fiction history and memoirs thrown in for fun. I’m obsessed with British history and will read or watch just about anything about it. However, if a book or TV show (hello, The Tudors) isn’t historically accurate, I get irrationally angry and throw things. I LOVE Harry Potter with no shame. I tend to find most chick-lit unrealistic and annoying. When I’m feeling nostalgic for those days begging for extra reading time, I pick up some Judy Blume, who can do no wrong.