I'm back from an extended leave of absence from book blogging. I didn't quit reading, though. I'll try to add as many reviews of the books I read during my down time as I can. It may take me awhile to get back into the swing of things, but I hope to meet and make friends with other bloggers and writers!
My name is Maria. I've been reading since before I went to pre-school. I have an older brother and my mother was helping him read, so I demanded she teach me as well. I still remember having a really hard time with the word "the." Ever since, I have been an avid reader. I won the coveted Bookworm Award for reading the most books in second grade!
I've always been a daydreamer. I love a good story and books bring me into new worlds with new ideas to dream about. That's why I named my blog To Read, Perchance to Dream. In books, I find new friends, family, enemies, excitement, joy, sadness - sometimes all in one chapter!
I'm very eclectic, so I read books in a myriad of genres. My favorite is scifi/fantasy. My all-time favorite author is David Eddings. Some friends in college introduced me to his series, the Belgariad and I was hooked. But there are so many more authors I love in other genres: James Patterson, Nora Roberts, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Patricia Briggs, and on and on! I see new authors I'm dying to try in other book review blogs. I wish I could quit my job and just read, read read!
Ah yes, my job. I read there, too. I work for an environmental consulting company as an Office Manager and Technical Editor. That's my no-fun reading, but I have to make money to buy more books!
I'm single, no children, live with my parents and 9 cats. I enjoy watching TV/movies, baking, cooking, crocheting, walking, and taking naps. I have another blog about weight loss, Maria's Musings and Weight Loss where I share the joys of food deprivation.
The best way to contact me is to email me
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I love meeting authors and publishers and making new friends who are neither! So say hi!