The Books I've Read

A Life of Reading

As a child, nearly every book I read was about horses: The Black Stallion series, My Friend Flicka, Black Beauty, and the books by Marguerite Henry come to mind. I dreamily lived in those books! I rarely read anything but Arabian horse and animal husbandry books from my teens through my thirties.  All that changed when a friend recommended a novel to me in 1992.  I enjoyed reading it so much my predilection for fiction was born.  I bought, read, and then donated hundreds of print novels before discovering the perfect format for me—eBooks, which I read on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've kept an electronic book database of the books I've read since 1996, and my current database contains nearly 3,000 books.  

I am happily (and almost exclusively) ensconced in the romance genre, though I do enjoy others. While I can't seem to help getting all dreamy over happily-ever-after endings I'm too much of a pragmatist to believe they exist anywhere other than in books. And even though I read novels featuring alpha males, erotica, and BDSM, I will always favor the respectful guys! (As evidenced by my "Best Book Boyfriends" List!)  

My favorite categories in fiction are: romantic suspenseerotic romance, contemporary romancemysteries, thrillers, and historical. I also delve a little out of my fiction comfort zone to read select fantasy/paranormal books.  When it comes to non-fiction I am most interested in history, maritime history, and biographies.  Those must-read classics and some literature, that I somehow avoided earlier in life, are finally getting my attention.  Better late than never, right?

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Numbers and Statistics

2017 Reading Challenge

Virginia has read 5 books toward her goal of 200 books.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Virginia has read 0 books toward her goal of 220 books.

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Virginia has read 0 books toward her goal of 215 books.

My Last 100 Reads

Take Me On
Meant for Love
Upon A Winter's Night
Trust in Me
Fixed on You
Found in You
A Song for Julia
Take Me
Family Blessings
Hard As It Gets
Holy Frigging Matrimony: A Tangled Series Short Story
Cherry Girl
Forever, Jack
Beautiful Beginning

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