What Do You Like to Read?

No, I'm serious, what do you like to read? Do you like romance or mystery? Young Adult or New Adult? Fan of picture books? Fan of Fifty Shades of Grey? It doesn't make a difference to me, I'm just glad to meet a fellow reader. And thanks for dropping by my little corner of the web to discover a new book and learn more about the books and authors I love.

terri m leblanc

About My Book Life

All my life I’ve been an avid reader. Sure I fell off the bandwagon a bit in college, being an English Literature major will have that effect on a girl, but since 2011, I have averaged 20,000 or more pages read each year. I love discovering new books and new authors. I would screech my love for books from the top of the rooftops if only my neighbors wouldn’t call the cops.

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    The Rain Watcher

    Tatiana de Rosnay

Illuminae By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff

Illuminae By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff

Illuminae a tightly written novel told in an unusual way. It will appeal to those who love space adventures, suspense and sentient AIs.
The Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery series by Cuyler Overholt

The Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery series by Cuyler Overholt

Cuyler Overholt knowns how weave a multi-dimensional mysteries with fully realized relatable characters. Readers who enjoy stories involving strong women and fans of mysteries should definitely check out the Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery series.
The Traveler Chronicles by Dennis W. Green

The Traveler Chronicles by Dennis W. Green

Fans of mysteries and crime thrillers will enjoy how shifting realities breathes new life into these standard genres. I’ll just warn you to buckle up and prepare for a wild, humor-infused ride.
A Plague Of Zombies By Diana Gabaldon

A Plague Of Zombies By Diana Gabaldon

This short story was very disjointed. The mystery and it’s resolution were lack luster and underwhelming like the whole plot was forced together under the premise of zombies to fit some unidentified, unknown unifying topic

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander holds a dear spot in my heart and on my bookshelf. And while, Voyager, book 3 in the series, is still my absolute favorite, this is the book that started it all. It is a big book, but it is worth every minute of your first read or your fifth read. For me, it’s like coming home again each time I pick it up again.
Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet By H.P. Wood

Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet By H.P. Wood

Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet is a character study. It is a different kind of historical fiction novel from that standpoint The characters drive the story. Be prepared to be delight to go on this journey of self-discovery. It's an adventure you won’t soon forget and one that you won't mind going on again.
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Greer Macallister's takes a few scant details and introduces a new historical heroine to admire. Her compelling story gives strength and encouragement in the darkest known part of American history to date.
The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman

There’s a little bit of everything in The Invisible Library—mystery, magic, fae, vampires, werewolves, books and of course, DRAGONS. I can’t seem to resist decent books about libraries, fellow bookworms and dragons.
The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine

The Great Library Series by Rachel Caine

The Great Library Series is an excellent adventure that asks some deep questions about how the world does and should share knowledge.
Written In My Heart’s Own Blood By Diana Gabaldon

Written In My Heart’s Own Blood By Diana Gabaldon

With a plot that goes no where, recycled timelines (and dialogue) and an overwhelming amount of characters to follow, I was not satisfied with how this book was put together or how it all ended.
The Butterman Travel Series By P.K. Hrezo

The Butterman Travel Series By P.K. Hrezo

If you are looking for a lighter time travel novel with a bit of a steamy side and well-round, good-head-on-her-shoulders heroine, definitely check out the Butterman Time Travel series.
The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah

With so many stories out there told about the Jewish experience during WWII, it was refreshing to immerse myself in another key aspect of the war that lead to the successful Allied victory.
The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend will appeal to a wide range of readers — bookworms and romances readers alike.
The Code Name Verity series By Elizabeth Wein

The Code Name Verity series By Elizabeth Wein

The Code Name Verity series is seared on my soul and my heart. Both books are a grand adventure story with heart and chutzpah. I look forward to seeing Maddie, Queenie and Rose again soon no matter how much their stories break by heart.

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About My Volunteer Life

My love for books has lead me on some exciting adventures and I am actively involved in the literary world in eastern Iowa.

I am one of the founders and was a chief organizer of Imagine Other Worlds with Authors (I.O.W.A.) , a multi-author signing event held in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

I am the social media coordinator and webmaster for ICON, Iowa’s longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention held in eastern Iowa.

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About My Work Life

I am a master planner. I did not go to college to become a project manager, I just fell into that profession and it has been my heart and soul professionally for over 15 years. I love it when a good plan, a good process and easy-to-use technology come together. I’m like a kid on Christmas Day when these three things seamlessly work together to make everyone’s life easier.