Victoria Thomas is an avid reader and reviewer. She tears through all manner of books and is a delightful addition to the team.
You can find all of Victoria’s reviews here.
This is what she says about herself:
Who I Am
Hey there! I was born and raised in Southern California and I live in the Los Angeles area with my beautiful family. Age is just a number, but I’m at that lucky stage where I just started getting hot flashes on a regular basis– yay me!
I currently work as a speech therapist serving toddlers with various developmental disabilities.
Since the age of five, I’ve always had my nose in a book (thank you Ms. Walner, Carden Elementary School).
In twenty years you’ll find me living in Siena, Italy, at an outdoor café. I’ll be sipping espresso, smoking expensive European cigarettes, people watching, and jotting down my unique and pithy observations on life. I believe in the Oxford comma but the single space after the period just feels wrong. Finally, I think I’m a lot wittier than you probably will. I don’t know about that, I find you pretty amusing. – Sheena
My first love is romance novels. I eat up stories about women who fall in love, overcome adversity and live happily ever after. Give me celebrities, enemies-to-lovers, fake relationships and I’m a happy camper.
If a book is well written, with characters that I find relatable then I am all in regardless of genre. I especially look for diversity in the books I read. The world is filled with fabulous women of all ages, colors, body types, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities and I want to see them represented in the books I read.
Books I Don’t Like
The only books I use a safe word for are stories that involve plots where children are abused or put in jeopardy. As far as all the other icky topics go, I’m always willing to give them a chance because bad things happen in the world and I don’t mind seeing them in books as long as they aren’t gratuitous and they serve the plot.
My pet peeve is books where smart women make unbelievably poor choices over and over again. Believe me, I’ve been there, done that, I don’t need to read about it.
Why I Review
The main reason I review is because I recognize that writing is hard! It took me four days just to put this together. (You feel kind of ripped off, don’t you?) I appreciate the passion and commitment that writers put into their stories and I want to do what I can to support them. In a perfect world I’d like to see all my favorite authors leaving their day jobs to write full time.
Average Number Of Books Read A Week
On a good week I read about five books, but when life is really in session I consistently read two or three. I usually listen to one or two audiobooks a month.
As A Reviewer I Am…
I am a bit quirky when it comes to reviewing. My tastes and what’s popular sometimes don’t mesh and the oddest things appeal to my peculiar sense of humor. If you stick around you’ll see that my tastes are eclectic. Maybe that’s a byproduct of menopause. In a few years I’ll have the data to either support or refute that theory and I’ll get back to you.