About me

After enjoying reading many fantastic book blogs for some time now, I thought that I would finally take the plunge and start a blog of my own.  This blog is going to be purely for fun and somewhere to keep all my bookish thoughts and reviews in one place.  It will mainly be about books, but there may well be some other snippets too, for example photos of favourite places I come across on my travels creeping in.

I’m Karen and live in Essex, in the UK.  I’ve always loved reading from a very young age – and can still remember enjoying Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven series along with many other childhood favourites including What Katy Did and Heidi before progressing on to Agatha Christie – it was Agatha’s books which first gave me a love for crime.  Over the years my enthusiasm for books has increased.  My idea of bliss is to curl up in a comfy chair with a good book.  Until February 2021, I had a full time job as a legal secretary with a London commute so my reading time was more limited, but now due to a change of circumstances, I’m no longer working and have more time to myself – which hopefully will result in more reading time.

My ‘Reading Corner’

I love to discover new authors to read and enjoy reading books across different genres (see reviewing info page for details of what I’m not so keen on).  My collection of books has now filled all my bookcases and shelving which is why I love my Kindle – I’m now on my 5th, an Oasis this time, having worn out my previous ones!   I find them invaluable now that I’m running out of space – I can still feed my book addiction but invisibly! I do still love paper books however, nothing can beat the feel or smell of a book!

I’m not a professional reviewer and this is a hobby so I do fit reading around life. How many books I can read depends on their length and whatever else may be happening.

Below is a picture of my “bookwall” in the spare bedroom, although I do have more bookcases overflowing with books!

Oct 2015:  I have just had another bookcase built:

I hope my reviews are helpful in deciding your next read – and please feel free to comment on any post.

Happy reading!
Karen x

August 2013