I work in a university library, where I search online for out-of-print books - the perfect job! I read as much as I can, mostly within genre: fantasy, science fiction, mystery and detection, historical romance, thriller (though I'm pretty tired of serial killers). Lately I've been reading YA and children's books, perhaps for the strong plots and brevity.
While I have no aversion to adverbs, past progressive tense, or even true passive voice, I do find it difficult to continue with stories that have many errors of grammar, spelling, punctuation or historical fact.
NOTE: I'm here as a reader, and don't have a book up for myself. If you feel I've been helpful, please pay it forward by having a look at Zamorna, by Tina Rath, or either of J. F. Riding's books; The Duke of Bourne, or The Dream Machine. Ta.
The Interior Life, by Katherine Blake
Sorcery and Cecelia, by Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer
The Green Knowe books, by L.M. Boston
Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbon
Venetia, by Georgette Heyer
Mice on Horseback, by Susan Buchan
The Unicorn Girl, by Michael Kurland
A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Moomintroll books, by Tove Jansson
so many more....
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