I am a duvet dweller from Yorkshire; I spend far too long living under blankets because of chronic illness and dystonia. Luckily, books exist so from my bed I can travel the world, meet different people and experiences many lifetimes.
This blog is mainly about books I have read and love. I will not post about books I hate so there will be no books here that I would rate under 3 stars on Amazon. Sorry, Mr. Tom Hanks. Life is too short to read books that fail to engage me fully; gone are the days when I would finish a book whatever it took. My aim is to create a happy blog filled with books I would recommend with honest reviews. You may notice my reviews are mainly devoid of star rating. Star ratings can be good for a quick reference but each company has different criteria for them. This makes them difficult to decipher. Each genre has different expectations and requirements to be a good read so a five-star romance cannot be compared with a five-star thriller. Star ratings will appear on my Amazon, Goodreads and NetGalley reviews.
I love all genres especially paranormal, psychological thrillers, contemporary women’s fiction, romance and some historical. The only genre I will not review is erotica and graphic horror, and I can not read alien books as they give me nightmares. If the blurb hooks me, I will read it. The highest acclaim a book should have is the place on a forever shelf where it is cherished, reread often and shared with friends.
I review books for free and for fun but also to support authors who I rely on to keep my bookshelves happy. Reviews matter so if you do read a book, it would make the author’s day if you could share your thoughts on Amazon, Goodreads etc. I obtain my books to review from my personal collection, the library, blog tour organisers, NetGalley and authors. My time is limited so I can’t read all the books I would like but I am happy to consider guest, extracts and Meet the Author posts for writers if I can’t review their work. I will post at my own discretion unless a date has previously been arranged. Feel free to contact me on social media for details.
Sometimes I will post about chronic illness and dystonia to raise awareness but there is usually a book involved. I sell Paperie Flamingo cards for the charity Dystonia Society UK. If you need some birthday cards or stationery why not pop over to the shop?
When I am not reading I am lurking in online book clubs, writing and drinking tea. I am also a fan of snuggly socks, dragons and the sea.