About Me

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." - Charles William Eliot

 Reading is my favorite pastime, but I also enjoy writing, playing the piano, singing, and my newest loves: reviewing and blogging about the books I read. I am a wife to an understanding husband who has grown accustomed to repeating things whilst I'm lost in the pages of a good book.  I am a mom to an incredibly sweet little girl who is an avid reader herself.  I have worked in the medical field for the past 20 years.

 My love of reading stems from growing up near an Air Force Base, where friends were always being transferred out. My childhood friends were always leaving, but my book character friends never did. Now, having a family, a busy home life and work keep me from traveling like I would like, but in my books... I've been everywhere!

My family and friends are the most important things in life to me, but, alas, they are not quite the bookworms my daughter and I are. Reviewing and blogging have opened up an incredible world for me. I love going online any time of day, and always being able to find someone who is ready to chat about a great book.

Thanks for stopping by A Belle's Tales!

"She was so Southern that she cried tears that came straight from the Mississippi, and she always smelled faintly of cottonwood and peaches." - Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells