I’m normally known for my movie reviews, but these days I’ve spent just as much time with books, going back to my roots in book reviewing (my background is in archaeology and publishing). I bought a kindle a couple of years ago and it rejuvenated my love for books and reading in whatever form. I think I read more tree books now than I did before the kindle. And so, in order to try and give my book reviews some space, away from the movies, I thought I’d give them a place of their own.
There is a good chance, however, that not all posts may be bookish. I may get distracted, thanks to my love of history, archaeology and the natural world around me.
This blog includes reviews of advance copies and bought books. I live in a book nest. I have hundreds to read. This means that I can’t read everything I want to but I do my best. I read and review for a fun hobby and if I don’t enjoy a book, I won’t finish it or review it.
I prefer print copies but will also review well-formatted kindle versions. I am a genre reader! This means that I read historical fiction (but not romantic historical fiction and not all periods of history), science fiction, apocalyptic and dystopian thrillers, mystery thrillers (not crime thrillers), young adult science fiction and some horror (definitely not zombies).
I don’t read romance, fantasy, most ‘literary fiction’, crime fiction, books with gangsters and/or zombies, non-fiction.
I only very rarely read self-published authors.