Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark

Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut.  Sarcasm is my default setting. 

Bruins Gal (that's me!)

I'm a cat-loving, sports-mad Yorkshire lass, living in the beautiful city of Boston MA. 

 

I came here with my husband in the summer of 2007 and we were only supposed to be here for six months, but in June 2016 we became US citizens, so it looks as if I'm here for a while longer. Which is a good job seeing as I've got a house and three fantasy hockey teams to manage.

 

I've also been adopted by my neighbour's cat.  Here he is, making himself at home. 

 

Ninja

 

As you can tell from the photos on my blog I'm also a keen bird watcher. It's something I've been doing for years, but it was a bit of a shock moving to the US and having to recognize a whole set of different birds. I can't claim the credit for the pictures by the way. They were all taken by my husband. 

 

Birds

 

Seeing as this site is called Booklikes, I suppose I ought to talk about my reading habits.

 

I can't remember a time when I couldn't read.  My mum taught me my letters and simple words when I was two years old and I just took it from there. When I started school aged four, I'd already read the 'learn to read' books, so once my teachers realised this, they just let me go to the library and choose my own books instead.  And I've been doing that ever since. 

 

I love the classics (but not Jane Austen).  Sci-fi and fantasy led me to urban fantasy and that in turn has led me to steampunk. And I have a penchant for detective fiction, whether traditional or combined with another genre.

 

I don't read much romance, but one of my guilty pleasures is reading the 'sex and shopping' bonkbusters from the 1980s. And I do enjoy the occasional sweeping family saga.  

 

Yeah, basically I'll read pretty much anything. 

 

Dancing Lady

Currently reading

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain
Progress: 70/368 pages
The Shining
Stephen King