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It’s 11:17am and I should be working on my dissertation. Instead I thought a better use of my time would be to start my very own blog. I suppose a little introduction is in order. I’m a thirty year old PhD student living just outside of Toronto. I have always been a big reader and always have 4 or 5 books on the go. Unfortunately with the stress of school I sometimes tend to read lighter fiction that is not very demanding and my pile of good literary fiction just keeps growing. There’s nothing wrong with reading lighter books but I really do want to tackle some of those great books out there.

In terms of my favourite books to read. I have a bit of an eclectic tastes in books. My favourite books have to be very character driven and I have to really care what happens to them – whether they are the hero/heroine or villain! Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with vampire fiction and as we’re heading into the fall season I don’t see it lessening any. At the moment I’m reading the Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and really loving it. I’m almost finished and it’ll be my first book review.

As for what this blog will be about. I’m not too sure at the moment. I’ll definitely post my reviews of books and since I’m such a geek I’m going to have a “Word of the Week” post. Perhaps I’ll pick a fun/strange/difficult word from a book I’m reading. I might also do the same for fun expressions – I’ve always been fascinated by language and the evolution of words/phrases. Haven’t you ever wondered where the expression “a murder of crows” derives from?

That’s all for now.  I’ll be back with a review of the Historian.