580457_420548274680189_1987858589_n  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

Unencumbered by the Thought Process

and some other thoughts and opinions on short reads here at  Chaos Amidst the Rubble.

5 comments on “About

  1. Phoghat says:

    one of the most intelligent people it has been my pleasure to know. Could be a descendant of Thomas Paine because of the common sense


  2. Truly great thinkers, great philosophers, or great prophets are seldom accepted in their own country.


  3. rajshri104 says:

    just love the tittle of your blog! I too read a lot! Hope to hear.


  4. Marti says:

    Thanks for your comment, Rajshri104. 🙂


  5. Danylle says:

    Marti, do you have a current email address? Tried to email you, but it came back “address not found”


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