My bonifides

“Smokestack and Mother Nature”

Welcome Reader Friend!

I was born and raised in the Adirondacks of New York where I cycled, cross-country skied and hiked in the mountains. In the 1980s I became an ADK46er having climbed all 46 of the highest peaks.  I lived a wild and crazy existence having been maritzey-in-the-rainried, lived in Europe, birthed a wild child, and divorced.   I eventually ended up in Atlanta, Georgia where I attended Atlanta University and earned my Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies.  I met my soul mate hiking in the north Georgia Mountains and we married.

Cobb County Public Library in Marietta, GA hired me and I enjoyed working in nearly every aspect of the library world.  My favorite job was as Interlibrary Loan Librarian.  A close second was collection development.  Long before e-galley’s existed, publishers sent galley books for review and it was special day when a box of pre-pubs arrived!  I just loved those books and enjoyed pointing readers toward new books and/or debut authors.

I retired in 2003 and began retirement by heading north with my husband on the Appalachian Trail for a journey of a lifetime.  We haven’t stopped heading into the woods yet; we even bought a log cabin and live in the wild.

I may no longer physically work in the library but I haven’t stop reading advanced reader copies.   I find myself deeply addicted to Netgalley and Edleweiss and ever so grateful for each pre-publication title I am given the privilege to read and review.

I am involved with my local rural library serving as an officer on the Friends of the Library Board and work in The Book Store, the Friends of the Library’s used book store.  The pre-publication galleys have given me many opportunities to recommend new titles to the library manager and to the library community.

You can see many of the books I have read and reviewed on Goodreads by using this link. Sue’s Goodread Books

I recently was approved as a Goodread’s Librarian.

My interests are varied but lean toward historical fiction, woodsy adventures, coming-of-age stories, the wild west and pioneer travels, gold rushes (my great Uncle Joe Ladue founded Dawson City in the YukonTerritory), and biographies. Once in a while some sci-fi or other totally spacey futuristic read catches my eye. I am not tied to any specific genre; if a book appeals to me, I read it.  Let’s share reads and ideas!

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