I am pleased to say that Irena of This Miss Loves To Read is my official saviour and is helping me out and is now my wonderful Guest Reviewer.
I am absolutely delighted as I know her reviews are balanced, insightful and beautifully written. If you haven't stopped by her blog, then I recommend that you do. She shares my love of Charlaine Harris and she has her own Friday Fairytale meme which is fascinating.
Irena's first review will be up here tomorrow but I thought it would be nice if she could tell us a little about herself by way of an introduction you in case you've not met before.
Here is Irena, telling us a little about herself:
I live in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Slovenia is a small country, but it has a lot to offer, from mountains to the sea coast, and a very good thing about living here is that it only takes 5-6 hours by car to get from Ljubljana to Venice. I started my book blog in May 2010 and I've loved every minute of it. I have met some great book bloggers, discovered great new books and I feel that if a book blog was an actual physical place, it'd be one of my favourite places in the world, apart from the local library and my two favourite bookstores in Ljubljana. I am not really bound by book genres; I just love to read good stories. I graduated in English, choosing literature as my subject or, to be more precise, Ann Radcliffe and her impact on the English Gothic literature. I would like to work as a teacher or a translator of literature, whichever comes my way first. I would even do both. In my spare time, I like to read (obviously), write, sing, watch movies and do embroidery. I started sewing napkins and stuff after writing my B.A. degree - I got completely lost in the 18th century world.:) I've been taking singing lessons for four years now and I also sing in a choir, but I used to sing in three choirs, which was just a bit too much. Something else that I love: stand-up comedy. It's my only reason to get on YouTube. I am addicted to stand-up comedy. My favourite stand-up comedians are Jeff Dunham, George Carlin (R.I.P.), Brian Regan, Russell Peters and Robin Williams. I would like to end my introduction with my favourite quote. "Behind every man stands a surprised mother-in-law." (Voltaire) Which is, from my experience, definitely true.:)
Irena, I am impressed. You can sing. I can sing too but only in imitation of a dog whining.
I am sure that the variety of your choices of books to review will show how widely you do read. It is quite incredible. Thank you so much for being a part of The Bookette. I hope this is the beginning of a great partnership.
Readers, I also asked Irena to show us where she lives. Here are a few pics:
|This is her favourite view of Ljubljana, the old city centre with the castle.|
She lives very close to the city centre and from her room, this is her view!
And this is what she sees from her kitchen window. Wow!