RANDOMS: Welcome to Our Blogger Emily! (@emilyalburns)

We have a couple new additions to the Pure Textuality family.  Our first one is Emily!  Welcome Emily!!  Read on for Emily’s introduction!

Okay, so I have never written reviews before and I’m a little nervous about joining Pure Textuality’s blog. I am an avid reader as books are my way of escaping a few hours of the day. My husband knows when something is really wrong when I don’t want to read. My first loves were sci-fi and fantasy, Piers Anthony, Tamora Pierce, and Terry Brooks. I also read Dean Koontz when I was younger, probably 11 or 12. I can remember reading The Visionby candlelight because the power was out and having to stop because my imagination was creeping me out. I didn’t start reading romance until I was doing laundry for my granny and saw a bookcase with swap books. My love affair began that day with Julie Garwood’s Saving Grace. Now I read any romance genres, but I am currently in a paranormal phase. I typically buy books I have read and know I’ll read again, but if I’m wondering the aisles at the local bookstore and a cover or title jumps out and the blurb sounds good, I’ll grab it. If you see a woman taking pics of books with her phone, it’s probably me, because as much as I’d like to kick the kids out of their rooms to convert it into a library, money and okay, love for the little rascals, prevents me from it. So, I save the pics for later so I don’t forget that really awesome sounding book with the cute guy on the cover and the girl practically naked, because, let’s face it, that would cover way too many books! While I am partial to romance, I will read anything that sparks my interest. Okay, well, enough blah,blah,blah! On to more important stuff, like reading!

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7 thoughts on “RANDOMS: Welcome to Our Blogger Emily! (@emilyalburns)

  1. Hi and welcome, Emily. I, too, love Julie Garwood. It sounds like we started reading the romances the same way. I was an historical romance junkie for a looooong time but finally spread my wings. Pure Textuality is awesome~~

    • Good to know I’m not the only one. My ony problem is I tend to forget I took pics of books I didn’t want to forget until months later when I’m deleting pics. So sad. Lol thanks for the welcome :)

    • Thanks! Yeah I used to jot them down on whatever piece of paper I had on me, mostly receipts. But just like the pics on my phone, I’d forget about them until I cleaned my purse out. Another tip, if you have a good library, is to reserve the book before it comes out. Its always nice to go check out and they give you a book you had on hold 2 months ago, best surprise ever!

      • Emily, The Seattle Public Library has a great hold system, and I’ve used it often. But many times I will just buy the book, because I can’t wait :)

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