Hello! Welcome to The Book Corner! :) I started this blog mainly to share my love of books and to highlight and lift up authors, particularly indie authors. I have several friends who are indie authors, so I know just how hard it is for authors to get the attention, reviews, advertising, and customers that they need in order to survive in the publishing world. Therefore, on top of reviews (featuring a wide range of genres and subgenres), I also hope to do features on authors as well, whether it’s a write-up on an author or an interview or maybe even a fun guest post/contest.. It should be interesting!
A little about me: My name is Liz (in case you don’t already know), I was born and raised in NY I’m a huge bibliophile. Reading is probably my favorite hobby. I read both physical/hard copy books and ebooks/digital books on my Kindle Fire, though I admit, I will always prefer a physical book in my hands over a device. I was actually totally against digital books, up until I bought my Kindle Fire, which I needed for a few college classes. Now I adore my Kindle and can’t imagine not having it. I ended up discovering so many authors who only release their books digitally (due to cost/publishing issues/etc). The Kindle ended up opening up a whole new world! I read both nonfiction and fiction. I love to learn. I admit to being pickier about my fiction books, I lean towards realistic fiction rather than fantasy. I tend to dwell within the Historical fiction and Western sub-genres, they are definitely my favorites, though I’m always willing to give any book a chance! I grew up on the Little House series, Anne of Green Gables series, and the Little Women series. Some of my favorite authors are Laura Ingalls Wilder, LM Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Elmer Kelton, Deeanne Gist, Karen Whitemeyer, Linda Ellen, Barbara Goss, and Regina Jennings. I love when a book takes me back in time and on an adventure. I personally prefer happy endings, though I do make exceptions. ;)
I love discovering and getting to know new books and authors, so if you have recommendations feel free to contact me (About and Home pages have icons that will take you to my email and twitter)! Also, if you’d like to do an interview, guest post, contest, or have me review one of your books, feel free to contact me. I hope you join me and stay tuned for upcoming posts. I plan on having several reviews up shortly after this post.
Liz Austin. Bibliophile. Writer. Book hoarder. I would rather be reading....