Friday, July 10, 2009

Introducing Alex

As a part of our Blogiversary celebration we are happy to announce that we have a new member at Historical Tapestry. We are looking forward to all her reviews and recommendations and so we asked her to tell us a bit about herself:


I think many people will identify themselves with me when I say that books always had a big part on my life. I cannot spend a day without picking up a book and read some pages even when I’m beat up tired. Even if it’s only to crack the book open and fall asleep a few minutes later. It’s my comfort ritual of the day.

My reading tastes are quite eclectic: historical fiction (obviously), fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy, romance, non-fiction, biographies… I normally enjoy getting out of my comfort zone and try new things.

Historical fiction authors like Elizabeth Chadwick (I just cannot say how wonderful she is!), Elizabeth Peters, Dorothy Dunnett (Francis Lymond forever!), Paul Scott, M.M. Kaye, Ariana Franklin, Tasha Alexander, Deanna Raybourn, Jennifer Donnelly are must reads for me.

While I read any kind of historical fiction I do have my favourite periods and I am especially fond of the Middle Ages, Victorian era and WWII. But Asian settings remain my true passion. I’m always happy to read another story set in India or Japan or any other Asian country, by that matter.

I normally blog at Le CanapĂ© but as you can see, I spend most of my time at Lights, Camera…History! with my partners in crime, Ana T. and Ana O.

A little about me… I’m a 31 years old Portuguese living in Paris, France for several years now and working on social services. It’s easy to understand how I became completely addicted to historical fiction, after spending years studying history and archaeology. When I’m not reading or watching movies (another of my passions) I spend my time with my dear boyfriend and my narcissistic cat, Mr. Kiwi.



  1. Welcome Alex - I'm happy to see you here! Mr. Kiwi is adorable!!

  2. Hi Alex:) Welcome! This is a great place- I love it:)

  3. Welcome :D
    Oh and love the cat, he is too cute

  4. Welcome Alex! I can't wait to start reading your reviews. :-)

  5. Welcome! I'm looking forward to reading your review!
    I was happy to discover you two other blogs, and added them both to my reader. And now I'm off exploring them a little more!

  6. Thank you all for the warm welcome! I'm very excited to be part of this team with these wonderful ladies.:)

  7. Alex, a very belated welcome from me!