Amy Herman-Pall is a reviewer for The Lesbian Review.
You can find all her reviews here.
Check out what Amy says about herself in her profile below
I’m in my mid-forties (yes, I’m going to be vague about that) and have had quite a few different jobs. I’ve been a linguist in the Army, a bookseller, a clerk, a carpenter, a cabinetmaker, and I’m currently a truck driver. The best part of my current job is that I get to listen to audiobooks while I’m at work! Throughout my life, and through every job possible, I’ve been a reader. I’m a bit shy when I first meet someone, but all it takes to get me really talking is to bring up books. It’s taken me a while to come back to lesfic, but the clincher was receiving my first e-reader. Once I realized how easy it was to find and download lesbian e-books, I pretty much stopped reading anything else.
Science fiction and fantasy will both be one of my first and greatest loves. It’s even better now to combine those genres with lesbian fiction. I read a lot of romance, because I love happy endings, and what could be better than the girl getting the girl?! I also read some suspense and thrillers, and have recently started reading some mystery (but not very much because I never figure out whodunit).
Books I hate:
I hate the sound of this. I’m not sure I hate any books, but there definitely are books that I don’t enjoy. I now stay away from Young Adult books for the most part. Young adults seem to have a lot of angst and drama, and those are two things I try to avoid. Which means that yes, sometimes if a romance has too much of those things I’ll have a hard time finishing the book. I also don’t like books with cheating or lying in them, although I have read some and even enjoyed them. But it goes back to those two things, angst and drama, that I just don’t deal well with.
Why I review books:
There are books that I read that I think are absolutely wonderful. And sometimes these books may be missed or overlooked by others, who might possibly love them just as much as I do, but they never learned about their existence. My hope is that by reviewing books, and sharing the titles of books that I really liked, other readers will give them a try, and find a new world or a new author to become immersed in.
How much I read:
I’m a voracious reader. There was a time when I was reading 20-30 books a month, plus listening to 2-5 audiobooks per week. I’ve slowed down a lot (mostly because of my honey-do lists now), but I’m still trying to find time to read more. And I’m always on the lookout for my next favorite read.
Me in a phrase:
Be prepared for a long conversation if you ever ask me for my favorite book.