My name is Marti, and I am an American expat living in the central highlands of Mexico. I have been reading voraciously since I was a preteen. Back then, I read not only ‘age appropriate’ books, but books for adults. I will never forget my first adult book: Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street. Boy, was I disappointed to learn it wasn’t about a witch at all. Then I discovered Bret Harte and his goldrush stories, then Zane Grey. I guess since then I have read thousands of books of all genres and quality, finally settling on non-fiction, and primarily the fiction genres of mystery, thrillers, paranormal, some fantasy of the non-unicorn variety, and sci fi.
I decided to start this blog as a place to talk about the books I have read, and am now reading, because my notes over the years have dispersed into scraps of paper, various notebooks, Facebook posts, and articles written in now-defunct sites. I wanted to try to keep it all in one place.
My reading slowed down considerably when I moved to Mexico, due to the lack of books in English and my slow pace reading in Spanish. But since the emergence of the Kindle, I have come back with a vengeance, and now read almost a book a day. I discovered the free lists, and the various books elsewhere available in .pdf, not to mention sites like Project Gutenburg, Manybooks.net, among others. I now have almost 800 books to be read on my Kindle….. all free!
So many books, so little lifetime.
If you are interested in what else I am thinking about, you will find me at
and some other thoughts and opinions on short reads here at Chaos Amidst the Rubble.