Greetings, readers, and welcome to my book blog Consumed by Books! Some of you may recognize me from GoodReads or Twitter, where my username as @lizpatanders. For those of you who have no idea who I am, my name is Liz, and I have loved books from a very early age.  I currently live in Pennsylvania where I am a student working towards a MLIS (Master's of Library and Information Science).

One of my primary goals on this blog is to review books. I read a variety of genres and am willing to try any genre once, but some of my favorites are fiction, YA fiction, classics and fantasy. I hope that this space will allow me not only to air my own thoughts on what I’m reading but to network with fellow book lovers.

Now that you know a bit more about me and my intentions, I’m guessing you’re wondering what might have drawn me to reading and how this obsession started. Everyone else in my family was an English major, and both of my parents have been English professors at some point in their careers, so I’ve been encouraged to read from an early age. I was the type of child who demanded that my parents read me a second or third bed time story and start a book on tape on my cassette player so I could fall asleep to the story. Once I could read on my own, Matilda by Roald Dahl quickly became one of my favorite books. I loved reading about how Matilda had so many adventures just by sitting in an armchair with a pile of books, and it made me want to start reading more right away. Plus, I thought she was hilarious and intelligent. As a brief aside, that book inspired me to access any telekinetic powers I have might inside of me, but thus far I’ve had very little luck. Besides Matilda, some of my my other favorite books include The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, the Harry Potter series, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares, Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little bit more about me and my blog.


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