A book nerd from way back, The Readers Cafe is her brain child. She wanted to create a place where people could come to read reviews written by real people who just read for the love of it. It wasn’t long before she realized you can also do this on Amazon, but she didn’t let that stop her and forged ahead undaunted. She began to rally some other fellow lovers of the written word and this site is the result. Amy will read and review pretty much anything, but her main interests lie with fiction. Chick-Lit, Historical Fiction, Classics, Funny, Sad, Scary… she’ll pretty much do it all. She may venture out now and then read some non-fiction… but if she does you may want to check her temperature… odds are she’s fighting a delirium-inducing fever.
A reader among TV-watchers, and a writer among sidewalk-chalking toddlers, Amanda is a lover of words to the core. Whether riding the bus to college, sitting at work during idle moments, or just before bedtime, she can be found with a book or a notebook close at hand. After blogging on her own for the last year, Amanda is ecstatic to be a part of such an eclectic group of reviewers. She will read anything short of science fiction and horror – so look for her reviews on mysteries, chick lit, young adult fiction, and some non-fiction as well. Amanda blogs at JavaGypsy.
Brooke is thrilled to be joining the book club here at The Readers Cafe. She’s been blogging for two and a half years over at Txting Mr Darcy, and has made no secret of her love of all things literary. Her interests run the gamut from Young Adult to Fantasy, Historical Fiction and Romance. When she was in third grade, her teacher recommended that she start reading more non-fiction. It still hasn’t happened. She lives in Central PA with her husband and their dog Wesley.
Cynthia lives in San Diego and loves food, books, baseball, her (loooooooong time) boyfriend, and their dogs. She writes a little on her own blog, Eating in Neverland, about food, and now, BOOKS! The first book she ever read was Little Rabbit Follows His Nose – it’s a scratch-n-sniff. She likes to read most historical fiction, modern/popular fiction, just about any novels. Her bookshelves are overflowing with “some” of her favorites… and she loves her Kindle.
A loud-mouthed broad who doesn’t really mince words. She does, however, use a lot of them (words, that is), and some big ones at that. Her reviews are likely to be long and overly-analytical. She also swears a lot (but will try to keep that in check). She tends to read romance novels and nonfiction, but will venture out into other realms if something piques her interest. Jess is also The Readers Cafe’s webmistress, so go ahead and send any technical issues to her. Jess also blogs over at Jelly Beans & Coffee.
Kristy is a word nerd from way back. Don’t split your infinitives. Mind your dangling participles, etc. But she is also passionate about reading… particularly fiction/literature, post-modern fiction, classics, some memoirs, poetry, and the occasional best seller (just no animals, please…thanks but no thanks, Marley and Me). A full timer, and a wife and mother (to human and furry children) means not a lot of time for books, but she can often be found late at night dozing off with her Nook or scouring the net for the next great read.
Her idea of a vacation is the opportunity to sit and read a book. It doesn’t matter where she is: on a beach or at home on the couch, the chance to sit and read is what’s important. Vacations don’t come very often – a full-time job plus two kids keep her pretty busy. Right now she reads mostly books that are easy to put down and pick up again later, such as James Patterson, Dave Barry and trashy romance novels. This wasn’t always the case. She read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights for fun, after all. She’s hoping the other reviewers will let her know what books aren’t worth her limited time, and she’ll certainly return the favor!
A reader her entire life, she taught herself to read at three (her mother thought she’d birthed an alien child). She was plowing through Nancy Drew books instead of paying attention in first grade. She realized she was a true addict her sophomore year of high school when the Seniors in the AP English class didn’t read a single book all year she hadn’t already devoured. Tilly is an equal opportunity reader, but finds herself reading a lot of romance lately, mainly because she can follow the plot through her kids’ interruptions. Non-fiction books about science and history also get her excited, so be prepared for variety!
Veronica is a wife, the pregnant mother of a wee little girl, and a college English instructor. She loves her cat and dog, coffee, books, TV, and crafts. Veronica blogs over at Veronica M.D.