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Boca Raton, Florida
About Me:
My name is Stacy, and I'm a bookaholic.

Fortunately, I have not found a twelve-step program for my addiction; instead I have found a creative outlet for it, a website at

And what will you find there? A forum celebrating books - lots of reviews, a chance to win free books every month, the lowdown on what's new & hot in first time authors, bestsellers and everything in between, along with links to everything books!

I work for the public library in circulation. I was a bookseller for Borders for about six years, then a reading group facilitator for them until they decided they didn't want any more book groups buying books and coffee and taking up space in their store. I write reviews for Library Journal. And in my spare time, I recently earned my bachelors degree in English Literature, and have been accepted at the University of South Florida, where I will be pursuing my Masters degree in Library & Information Science.

I am a voracious reader, usually reading two or more books at a time, and reading several books each week. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on, with the emphasis on fiction. I have a penchant for new authors, mostly because when I find an author I like, I tend to read everything they have ever written, which more or less forces me to find new authors.

Crime fiction comprises probably three quarters of my reading time and is my guilty pleasure, but I also read chick-lit, contemporary fiction with a book club bent, tons of erotica, memoirs, compelling non-fiction, and an occasional work of horror, fantasy or sci-fi. I generally avoid self-help & metaphysical books; I am not interested in improving myself by reading the latest pop psychology (anyway, I am quite fond of who I am) or connecting with other worlds (I am rather content with this one.)

I am a logophile as well as a bibliophile. I have a great love of the English language and words have the power to move me like nothing else can. My dream is to write a novel someday, but so far I am lacking what I call the 3 D', determination and discipline. My goal is to be the Grandma Moses of writers.

I'm 48 years old and married for 25 years to the love of my life. I have two brilliant, beautiful children. I am happy, honest, intelligent, intuitive, funny and fun. I am the eternal optimist; my glass is always half full, my clouds all have silver linings and when life gives me lemons, I make, wait, I make kick-ass limoncello! I am sorry to say I can also be impatient, opinionated, stubborn and generally too blunt for my own good.

`Nuff said.
Books And Authors I Like:
With apologies to all those I did not list but love dearly...

Mary Kay Andrews * Lee Child * Michael Connelly * David Ellis * Janet Evanovich * Joseph Finder * Diana Gabaldon * John Irving * Dave King * Steve Kluger * Dennis Lehane * Paul Levine * David Morrell * Laura Pedersen * Jeanne Ray * M.J. Rose * David Rosenfelt * Richard Russo * Jonathan Santlofer * Sheldon Siegel * Wallace Stegner * Adriana Trigiani
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
These are the movies I watch over and over again...

Big * Fiddler on the Roof * Funny Girl * The Godfather (1 & 2 - emphatically NOT 3) * Gone With the Wind * The Goodbye Girl * Love Actually * The Manchurian Candidate (original) * Miss Congeniality * Moonstruck * My Cousin Vinnie * Pretty Woman * Sleepless in Seattle * Tootsie * Trading Places * When Harry Met Sally * Working Girl * You've Got Mail


Book TV * Boston Legal * The Colbert Report * Countdown with Keith Olbermann * The Daily Show with Jon Stewart * Food Network - everyone but Sandra Lee, don't like that chick * Jeopardy * American Idol

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At 12:49pm on October 19, 2010, Beth Groundwater said…
Thanks for befriending me here as well as elsewhere!
At 8:11am on January 5, 2009, Larraine said…
Interesting that you said that Borders didn't want anymore book groups. It seems to me they should be encouraging them. The only bookstore in my area doesn't have anymore book groups either. When I belonged to a book group, I nearly always left with another book in my hand. Short sighted thinking!
At 5:21am on December 22, 2008, Cara Black said…
Your speciality kick-ass limoncello? I'm there
At 1:11pm on July 13, 2008, JJ Cooper said…
Hi Stacy,

Found your web page/blog on recommendations of other ITW debut authors. Great sites. Looking forward to dropping in more often.

At 11:53pm on March 16, 2008, HappyRuby said…
You have so many wonderful cntests each month. How do you manage to keep up with everything?

Happy Ruby
At 10:37am on March 11, 2008, Cheryl Kaye Tardif said…
I keep coming across your sites/blogs. You are everywhere. lol

I have a question. Do you review only new releases? If so, I'd like to keep you in mind for my next release (no date yet).

I'd be interested in donating a copy of my latest novel Whale Song (April 2007 - Kunati Books) to your free book giveaway.

Hope you're having a great week.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
bestselling author
At 9:59am on March 11, 2008, Kenneth L. Hisel said…
Stacy.....Your the reason I'm here. I'm now working on three books. I keep different books in the car, den, and of course the thinking room{bathroom}. I just wish I could read faster. lol
Take care
At 9:44am on February 4, 2008, John Boundy said…
Hey Stacy...Glad to know you are not in recovery! Love your site. Hope to be one of your next favorites. My baby Justice is Coming will be born next month, Read on!
At 4:38am on January 1, 2008, Darren Laws said…
Happy New Year!
At 4:38am on January 1, 2008, Darren Laws said…
Found this site through your Book Bitch site. Love the idea, if it works half as well as MySpace it will be the find of the year!

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