About

profile 3I am a High School Latin/Ancient Greek/History teacher, avid reader, N.Y. Giants fan, and Rush (as in Canadian Prog. rock) fan. Some might say that my reading choices are rather eclectic.  I enjoy reading a wide range of books especially literature in translation, classics, historical fiction, history and travel writing and poetry.  I especially like to support small press and indie authors.

I read serious literary fiction with well-developed characters, mellifluous prose and an interesting plot.  The philosophy behind my blog is threefold; I spread the word about books through my reviews to readers who are likeminded, I give away books to my fellow readers to spread around the enjoyment of good books. Lastly I believe it is important to help authors connect a bit more with their readers through interviews and guest posts.

The best way for me to enjoy a good book is with a cup of Chinese black tea, steeped with the correct temperature of hot water and for just the right amount of time and finished off with a splash of raw milk.

My father was a book binder for 44 years, so yes, I actually am the “Book Binder’s Daughter.”  Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope that you find a good book and I look forward to your comments.

 

 

 

 

 

25 responses to “About

  1. I’m told I literally let out a gasp when I saw you were a Rush fan. ;o)

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    • I am always so glad to meet a fellow Rush fan! Did you see their Clockwork Angels Tour? I got an ARC of Neil Peart’s new book Far and Near to review which I am very excited about.

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      • I was priced out of the Clockwork Angels show, but I watch the DVD a LOT! ;o)

        Ordinarily I would love to read a new Neil Peart book, but since that’s his blog posts in book form, I’ve already read them. I am looking forward to the Clockwork Angels sequel, though. Have you heard about that?

        You know what would be fun? Translating fave lyrics into Latin! ;o)

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  2. I had no idea there is a Clockwork Angels sequel. How exciting!!! Yes, Latin Rush lyrics would definitely combine two of my favorite things 🙂

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  3. It’s called Clockwork Lives. Not really a sequel; it’ll be shorts of minor characters. Hope they do Francesca.

    There’s also gonna be a collection of short stories, including a novella by Anderson called 2113.

    BTW, if you do the Latin, may I suggest you start with Bravado? ;o)

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  4. I love short stories, that sounds so interesting. Thanks for mentioning it! And yes, Bravado would be a good one to translate 🙂

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  5. littlebookdragonfly

    Hi, I really liked your blog and nominated it for the VBA https://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/about/ 🙂

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  6. I’ve been enjoying your reviews and wanted to take this chance to thank you for last month’s informative presentation at ARIA. Although my plots have been described as interesting, my characters,well-developed, my prose, mellifluous, I am a writer of children’s stories and therefore will never be the subject of a Book Binder’s Daughter class review! Perhaps I’ll change genre? Let me see that list………

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  7. Just came upon your blog through a goodreads review. Love what you’ve done & would like to add your blog to my blogroll. Nice job!

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  8. You flatter me. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the future.

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  9. Well met, Melissa! I look forward to browsing your reviews — always looking for new books, though my to-read pile is currently taller than my bedside lamp!

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  10. Hi Melissa, just came across your blog when browsing rvs of The 6.41 to Paris which I’ve just read and am thinking of reviewing. Can’t resist contacting you now I know you’re a Latin/Greek woman- I’ve been a member of a Latin reading group for several years and have been learning Ancient Greek for 2 years – just love it although it’s bloody hard! Have you mastered your Greek verbs yet? My teacher doubts that anyone can ever say that.

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    • Thanks so much for your nice comment! The Greek verb is very tough indeed! I don’t think anyone truly memorizes all 6 principal parts of each verb! I look forward to reading your review of The 6:41 to Paris!

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  11. Book binding–how interesting, and I love the word. Books bind and heal.

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  12. Hello there! My name is Aya, and I am a fellow book lover/blogger. I was wondering if you’d be interested in participating in a small project that I am doing. I wanted to ask a bunch of bloggers (49, to be exact :p), to give me one of their favorite book quotes. I’m going to compile them all in one post and then post it on my blog on the 22nd of this month. It’d be fantastic if you would be a part of this. Just let me know by this Sunday, please, so that I have plenty of time to compile and/or ask someone else. Thank you!
    P.S. You are the 6th one to be asked!

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  13. authorvention

    glad to have found your blog

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog and deciding to follow – I hope it’s worth it. I shall return the favour, for two reasons: one: not enough about the classics anywhere and two: I learned the rudiments of bookbinding from my father!

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