Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Starting Place

Hello Everyone, let me introduce myself. I'm Charlayne Elizabeth. I'm a 54 year old grandmother of 9, mother of 4 and wife of a beloved man who is my soulmate. I have a bachelor's degree in History and a minor in English.

And, I have a passion for reading. And a passion for writing. Now I'm putting it to use by writing about reading and writing about writing.

I will be talking about books, doing reviews of books I'm reading, books, I've read already, my "to be read" list and why it's so darned long. I will probably talk about my Nook Tablet and the Nook Color and maybe review some of their apps.

I am also working on my first novel and that will probably crop up as a subject from time-to-time as I get deeper into the story, teasers as it were.

My interests right now are mainly in Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Urban Fantasy. I do still read some non-fiction History (so don't be surprised if I come up with a review of a history book) and I really love vampires and werewolves. My absolute favorite series of books is J.R.Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, and I'm a huge True Blood TV series fan. What else do I watch? Criminal Minds, Glee, and probably most things on Discovery, History, H2, National Geographic, ID, C&I, Bio, Science, Travel, and A&E. On occasion, we do watch our "redneck TV" guilty pleasures like Cops and World's Dumbest.

My beloved and I met at a Houston Science Fiction convention in 1993, a total surprise for both of us and a case of love at first sight. We married in six months and have a wonderfully happy marriage. We  still do conventions, mainly in Texas.

Otherwise, we read a lot, watch TV, play World of Warcraft (on Argent Dawn server), and play with the grandchildren. All but 3 of them live close and we are surrounded by love. We get up to see the other three as often as we can.

Come along on the adventure of reading and writing, and see what I'm reading.


  1. Greetings from Falls County,
    Could be fun. Think I will tag along for a while.

    1. Hey big brother, glad you'll stick around! You might pick up the Black Dagger series and read it. Yeah, it's vampires and such but it's fun.

      Oh, and you'll probably like the Riley Jenson books by Keri Arthur. aware, both series have some sex in them and yeah, it can get pretty graphic. If nothing else, let it be a warm up to fun for later.

      Charlie (baby sis)