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The Bookworm Awakens

“Let every bookworm, when in any fragrant, scarce, old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.”  –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

English: Draft of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's po...

English: Draft of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well I was never a big fan of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  He, like many English writers of that period, always seemed to bore me.  Yes, I know that it blasphemy considering literary greats such as Shelley and Byron hail from that era.  But I would definitely agree with him on the above sentiment.  A book to me is tool of infinite possibility.  It often is an escape from the mundane, a dainty flight of fantasy that gives a brief respite from the toils of the everyday world.  For this mommy, a book is often the savior of my sanity.
I’ve wanted to do this blog for over a year now.  I actually had the groundwork laid for it.  That was all thrown out the window with the news of my impending motherhood.  Many moons later, here I stand ready to finally proceed.  I was provided a much needed kick in the butt by Shen Hart and Literary+.  I was exploring Google+ and came across a contest run by indie-publish run Literary+ to win 19 free ebooks.  A couple of days later, Shen Hart contacted me to let me know that I had won and requested my email as the individual authors would be contacting me with their ebooks.  Soon my email was filled with goodies from up and coming indie authors.  So with a wealth of new literary escapes, there was really no reason to not start this review blog.
The first book that I decided to tackle was Brian Rush’s Goddess-Born: A Tale of Two Worlds.  This review will be posted soon.  In the meantime check out Brian and Shen’s pages for interesting morsels.  Also feel free to follow me on twitter @ErinEymard and browse the other pages of the blog.
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