I am a natural curly haired redhead which is why my name here is Redlady. I am an avid reader and love to talk about books! I have loved books since the first grade when my wonderful teacher inspired in me the love of books. I started a neighborhood book club several years ago and we read a variety of books and have had some great discussions as well about them. I am married to a wonderful guy and have a spirited son (who keeps us on our toes and young at heart...or we try!!)who has major food allergies so I am frequently reading a book about food allergies and health issues. I am a member of Weight Watchers and have lost 27 lbs. in the past year. I love their philosophy "Stop dieting. Start living" which is truly the way to live a healthy life. I am interested in health and reading books about healthy eating, nutrition, organic foods etc. I have many favorite genres of books that I read...Women's fiction, Literature, Historical fiction, memoirs/journal style books, some mysteries. I also am a newbie knitter and enjoy reading fictional books about knitting. I love coffee and tea and collect tea cups. I also have a collection of cookbooks and enjoy reading foodie books as well. I am going to try and stay away from controversial subjects (such as religion, politics etc. So many people, including myself, have such strong opinions and it can turn too negative. I do reserve the right to change my mind on this as I may find something compelling to post on as I do have strong views on several issues. Please stop by often and share your comments. Please be patient as this blog is a work in progress!!