Hi, and thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jennifer, but my friends and family call me Jen. I live in the small city of River Oaks (only two square miles) here in Texas. The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth sits on our doorstep, and I love listening to the fighter jets take off. I am a 48-year-old mom of two not-so-little kids - Tanner (22) and Skye (18). I have been married to my best friend and soulmate, Fabian, for 22 years. We live with three crazy hairballs named Korina, Tabitha, and Tumbledart, and a doggo named Zac. You can read more about my family here.
I started reading at a young age when first introduced to my mother's stash of Nancy Drew Mysteries. Then I developed an odd fascination for horror and became obsessed with Stephen King during my middle school years. It is still my favorite horror novel. I was in high school when the "romance" book bug took a bite. I read my first historical romance novel, Skye O'Malley, by Bertrice Small, and I never looked back. That was almost 30 years ago. I love history and the Dark Ages of Scotland and Britain, with Tudor England and Regency following close behind. I adore Jane Austen! My passion is still Historical Romance, although I will read just about any genre that strikes my fancy these days.
I have been gaming since the days of Atari when I would sit and play Asteroids and Missile Command for hours, after homework, of course! I still recall my father getting our first computer and becoming enveloped in PC gaming with Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Oregon Trail. Consoles by Nintendo and the Play Station soon followed, and the rest is history. I introduced my children to gaming at a young age, and we have been gaming and playing together ever since. We mainly play PC games like Minecraft, Wizard101, Pirate101, Toontown Rewritten, and games on Roblox and Steam, but we also play on the Switch and PS4, too.
I am not new to the blogging world, and I have been online, in some form or fashion, sharing my thoughts and musings for several years. I wanted a 'new' space where I could combine what I enjoy together - my sometimes chaotic musings over books and gaming, with bits of randomness and memes thrown in. That is what you will find here. Oh, and let's not forget the coffee. After all, coffee and computing go hand in hand - and I have to have my coffee.
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