Hello! My name is Alta. For several years I have worked in the book industry, but all my life I have been an avid reader. I read books from many genres and am willing to try reading just about anything. My taste runs from Ann Patchett to Stephen King, to Ellen Kushner and beyond. I focus mainly on literary fiction, but I also read historical fiction, short stories, scifi, fantasy, memoirs, and food writing. With this blog I hope to share my love of reading, my book reviews, and my experiences as a reader.