About Me

My name is Elisa, though I go by OCDReader and Leesie, I live in Southern California and I love to read, hike and talk to others about both.  These days I seem to read a lot of books about fantastical creatures, werewolves, vampires and faeries thick among them.  I have zipped through Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong and Ilona Andrews and am now on the hunt for more.  That leads me to my not so secret obsession, finding books, both new and old.  While I do buy new, I haunt the local used bookstores to find new-to-me books and authors and because of that, have a TBR list in the hundreds.  I am also a fan of paperbackswap.com.  You never know what dusty gem I have waiting to be read and reviewed. 

I am also part of a relatively new bookclub, Reading Between the Wines, where they make me read stuff once a month that I might not otherwise pick up.  Challenging reading?!  Oh no!  These books take away from my escapist fantsy focus but they are generally enjoyable and actually make me think.  Scary I know.

My husband and I volunteer for the local land conservancy and run their nursery.  I am kept hiking by my dog Luke, laughing by african gray parrot Mikey and my mangy cat Felix keeps me in line.  Life is good!!

Reviews – I have accepted reviews from authors here and there.  If I do, I will get to your book, but I have a large TBR pile and it may take me some time to get to it.  If you need something done right away, you can ask, but I simply cannot promise I will get to it in your time frame.   I am a weird reader, I read quickly if I am in the mood and if I have the time, otherwise I sometimes set books down for weeks/months at a time before I return to them.  I can’t fight it or I get “reader’s block” and won’t be able to pick up any book and stick with it.  I end up watching crap tv instead.  I dread reader’s block!

I do post to goodreads.com and may cross post my review on Amazon, especially if you remind me!

25 Responses to About Me

  1. beckyday6 says:

    Hello, I have tagged you in a fun little Q and A in my blog, you can find out more here: http://beckysblogs.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/q-and-a-session-anyone/ 🙂

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  3. diannegray says:

    Love it! I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award 🙂

  4. Really cool blog! I like that you’re a Kelley Armstrong fan! Are you looking forward to ’13’?

    • ocdreader says:

      Thank you. I can’t wait, though I haven’t read Spell Bound yet…so I have two more left. Happy yet sad!!

  5. diannegray says:

    Hey my dear – just letting you know I put a link form my latest post to your page 🙂

  6. jaimeguerard says:

    I like your blog! I will have to remember you when my book comes out. 🙂

  7. pooks says:

    I just saw your group, Reading Between the Wines, and HAD to recommend this trilogy (if you haven’t already found it). Fantasy AND wine!


    (A post from my old blog.)

    • ocdreader says:

      That trilogy looks like so much fun with magical grapes! It would be perfect and I am going to see if I can’t get them to try it. As a group they are not much into fantasy – but I am so I will make sure to check it regardless 🙂 Thanks for the awesome rec!

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  9. robin claire says:

    Hi Elisa,
    I nominated you for:
    Come to my blog and receive your award.
    robin claire

  10. Hi Elisa! Found you through www wednesdays. I’m so like you in the way I read and I dread ‘reader’s block’ too, only I didn’t realize that’s what it was until today 🙂

  11. monkeyfacekim says:

    Hey Elisa, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award 🙂 I don’t know if you do awards, but I like your blog a lot and I wanted to show you my appreciation. You can see more details at:

  12. Hi Elisa, I’m stopping by to introduce myself and wish you luck with the A-Z Blog Challenge. I’ll mostly be exploring CHANGE and SENSORY AWARENESS and how to implement these concepts in storytelling. See you around 🙂 – Belinda.

  13. Rohan 7 Things says:

    Hi Elisa it’s nice to meet you 🙂 My brother Alex and I are releasing our first fiction novel early in April and we would so love a review haha! You can read the first five chapters on my blog: http://rohan7things.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/my-first-fiction-gyaros-the-mice-eat-iron-prologue-chapter-1/

    Let me know if you’d like to read our book and do a review and I’ll email it on when it’s finished 🙂

    Take care, all the best!


  14. Reader’s block! That is a fantastic phrase. I’m going to remember that. I’ve had it far too often lately, but I combat it by stopping the book that’s causing it and giving it away to a friend or donating it to the library.

  15. Brin Guivera says:

    Hi! I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (details here: http://bit.ly/UZZUKN) because I think your blog is great!!

  16. Cool blog, what’s the best dystopian novel you have read??

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