Hello. I’m Lucy. I grew up in a large family in a rambling, old house in coastal Florida. All the rooms were huge and almost all had a bookcase or two. Heck, even the wide hallways had bookcases.
So, naturally I read. I have a degree in English and have had careers in teaching, journalism and public relations. Now I work in a school library. I feel I’m home again.
I live in the beautiful state of Alabama with my husband and children.
Why This Blog?
I love stories, writing, and celebrating all books, not just bestsellers.
My book philosophy…
Certain literature draws me in like a moth to a flame. Mysteries, the classics, fairy tales, true crime/horror are a few. But I’m up for anything, including non-fiction and biography, if the story is good.
Formulaic tales with attractive protagonists and contemporary, snarky dialogue bore me. Just give me a few plot twists, quirky details, and likable but flawed characters, and I’m in.
Further book philosophy…
I read a lot, but I retain little. Some books are like 30-minute sit-coms, fun but forgettable. And that’s good. Other books linger in my mind. My own life has been filled with blessings galore but also some sadness. I treasure books that celebrate mankind’s goodness during everyday challenges or the worst of circumstances.