This is my symphony

What I read & what I lived …

I’m happy to have you stop by This Is My Symphony where I write about what I read and what I live. My favorite titles are mid-list fiction–stories with strong writing, interesting characters, and plots that aren’t mundane. I’m not drawn to bestsellers, nor am I a YA fan, even though I taught teenagers for twenty-five years. I love time travel, but good ones are few and far between. Memoirs and contemporary non-fiction are on my TBR shelf, but I must admit that it’s quality fiction keeps my heart beating and my blood pumping.

If you are a publisher or author interested in a review, continue reading, check out my site, and see if the title you’re representing fits on these pages. (Note: I do not review self-published books.)

I am not interested in the following genres:

In full disclosure, I have received complimentary advance reader’s copies from NetGalley, Edelweiss, and Blogging For Books, but the opinions expressed on This Is My Symphony are entirely my own and receiving an ARC/DRC does not guarantee a favorable review. My reviews are honest–but even when complimentary, I can be a finicky reader. I receive no financial compensation for any of the books I review. I am active on social media and often post reviews to my blog Facebook page, Goodreads, and Amazon.

Let’s get together and talk about books soon, shall we? You can contact me at

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