I've been an avid book reader for years, but I'm completely new to blogging. I had no idea that book blogs existed until recently and I'm thrilled to find so many people who love books as much as I do and who share their thoughts and ideas about books. I can't wait to become a part of this community.

I've been lucky to be married to the same guy for the last 34 years. He doesn't share my love of reading but when I have my nose buried in a book, his nose is usually pointed towards his laptop screen. So we make a great team. When I drag him to a book store, he waits patiently while I spend lots of time browsing. As long as he has some kind of electronic gadget to keep him entertained (currently his iphone), he's fine.

We moved to Portland, Oregon a little over 4 years ago and we absolutely love it here. Western Oregon is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. And best of all, it's a book lover's paradise. People in Portland are READERS. Powell's bookstore is an amazing place where you can spend hours wandering through the myriad of rooms full of both new and used books of every genre. If you haven't been to Powell's, it's definitely with a trip to Portland to check it out.