I am known under my “Pen-Name” Jeri Talia Ryan. I am a 44 year old recovering Reading addict (#kidding – usually when you see me I always carry a book with me). I read english and german books, yet I prefer english and you better not ask why because that explanation might take “a moment”
Some years ago I started reviewing because I found myself depending on other persons reviews more and more before choosing to buy a book. So I thought I might help others too and here I am 6 years later and after reviewing “solo” and for other Blogs I finally found a home in my own Blog.
Anyway if you are interested in my thoughts about the books I read I would like to invite you to follow/subscribe this page
I’m a Hampshire specifically Southampton lass. Anything that sounds good. Erotica, romance, crime, mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal romance as well as M/M.
Sci-fi romance genre is my pick me up and get me out of my book funk.
But I can be quite picky when it comes to books. I don’t like the whole jump on the bandwagon thing. It needs to be original.
When it comes to reviews it is always mood dependent. Whatever the review is positive or negative I will always state that it is my personal opinion.
I also don’t to start a new series unless I have finished a series that I’m still on. Otherwise I have too many balls up in the air.
What I overall don’t like is:
Book snobs, don’t get me wrong I like reading classics but not solely.
Authors acting unprofessional and their fan girls stalking honest reviews.
Pet Peeves in books:
Love triangles and squares, oh please, I get antsy enough.
I find it extremely hard to stomach trilogies as they annoy me and I loose interest pretty quickly.
Cheating in books is a big fat HELL NO. Although I have been known to make exceptions.
Women with low self esteem seeing themselves as sluts it just doesn’t seem right.
Millionaires throwing around their money. Give me a blue collar any day.
I rarely read a book twice unless it is off the charts good. I am a major series / genre hopper and sometimes I even forget about a series that I might have started and really liked.
I’m not a fan of serials. Again there are some exceptions.
Same old, same old blurbs.
After reading the first book of the Twilight saga around 2006, it just happened..
“And so Lauren fell in love with books…”
For me, the Twilight saga was the key to the world of reading. After this, there was no way back.
When I was a child myself, I already liked reading, especially books about horses.
Now that I have overcome this “hurdle” of finding the key, reading is something I can’t live without.
At first it was “just reading”…
Now it has become “something” more. It’s no longer just “reading”. I love to chat with other readers, talk (if possible with authors) and most important: write reviews that I finally can share on a blog I host together with my other half.
Reading is living. My air which helps me to get through my day (and even more often nights). Books and even all these people you meet because they love the same thing you love!
In the end we’re all just dreamers in an endless universe.
The woman in the background that contributes constantly (without even knowing), she really changed my view on BDSM, Panamera’s, railroad crossings, piercings and DumDum’s … – She is patient with my gramma and my constant need for more idioms AND and she always makes me want to quote Plato …
Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato