Hello my lovelies!
Today is my first day back after a much needed three week break from book blogging and I couldn’t be happier! My first week off was a welcome relief and had me questioning whether I wanted to continue running Rabid Reads. But by the second week I came down with serious case of blogging withdrawal and I had my answer.
I wasn’t completely idle during my vacation. I read a couple of ARC’s that have been burning a hole in my Kobo Vox and got hooked on the controversial Fifty Shades series (I’ll be posting reviews shortly). Last but not least, I put out a call for an associate reviewer and was lucky enough to find one! So, with no further ado, please join me in welcoming:
Hi, my name is Josh and I like cats, reading, and writing. I am as of yet unpublished in the literary ‘zines but I am hoping to remedy that soon. As for reading, I like literary anything including sci-fi and paranormal romance. The latter is pretty much new territory for me, but I am hoping to buff up on it quickly.
My relationships with cats pretty much go back to my childhood. We have always had a cat in the house. I guess I should mention now that I am based out of Virginia Beach, land of battleships and boardwalks. Although it is a hopping place, I am pretty insular, once again, looking to write up a storm.
But back to cats. The love of my life, Isabelle, recently died from a lack of potassium. She had had a bad kidney for awhile. But she finally stopped eating and passed about four weeks ago. Losing a pet as you hear can be as hard as losing a family member. I feel, however, that I have lost a part of myself, the part that constantly hungered for the sink to be turned on, to hop up on the desk, or to lay in a greasy pizza box. It has been bizarre to continue. Cats, in some way, shape, or form, have been an integral part of my own literature with Isabelle being my primary model since I have begun writing. So reading werewolf fiction is a treat, as it is so often about the delicate blend between wo/man and beast – animal consciousness – which is so hard to pull off with tact and grace. I did not set out to be melodramatic in this my first post. But I have a latent tendency to do so and so I apologize for that. I also don’t transition well. My favorite writers as of now are Annie Dillard, Gary Lutz, and Clarice Lispector. Let’s hope that they soon skin-shift.
About the Blogger
I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada