Since I have little to do with my time, I am a voracious reader (even worse since getting a Kindle). I have only written a few reviews as, until recently "discovering" Indie Authors on Amazon and the powerful impact reader reviews can have on their success, I have never felt my voice in reviews was necessary for the success or failure for books or their authors- I thought only of "professional" reviewers having those kinds of important opinions or impacts. Naive, I know. I simply didn't think about it much.
I have read some fascinating and powerful books by Indie Authors and I feel some of them deserve to find success doing what they love to do. If I can help with that and have the chance to receive free books in return, I see that as a win/win scenario! Anyone on fixed or limited incomes can appreciate the value in that.
As for "blogging", I am unsure how well I can do. I mean no disrespect to anyone, and often read what others have to say, but my health issues are such that I tend to be very antisocial. Reading is my escape (from everything). I would love to have the opportunity to try. I may fail as a blogger since I don't really enjoy involving myself in discussions where I know my anxiety may increase. Yet as a reviewer, I could add an honest opinion without any debate or drama.
I have very eclectic tastes in book genre; usually the mood dictates what comes next, and can last a day or months and back again. I also tend to be an "author" reader, reading most or all titles by an author before moving on if the opportunity and funds allow. As you can imagine I make frequent use of library e-books, however limited the selection. Thank you for your patience in reading my first blog post.