Hi! I’m Clare Diston (aka gildius), a Bristol-based blogger, writer and all-round bookworm.

This blog started in 2012 after several failed attempts to read 50 books in a year. I thought that, maybe, forcing myself to review a book a week would make me complete the challenge at last, and it worked! I got 50 books down in 2012 and 2013, and I don’t want to stop.

Here you’ll find everything bookish that happens in my life: book reviews, author interviews, book hauls and anything else I want to write about that I can (however tenuously) link to books.

I also work as a proofreader and copy-editor, so if you’d like to contact me about freelance work feel free to get in touch at clare [at] 50ayear [dot] com.

You can find me on Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest and Google+.

50 books in a year? Bring it on!

Like the photographs on my blog? Some of them (the really good ones, like the one above) were shot and edited by my very talented friend Jessica Augarde. You can check out more of her work on Facebook and her website.

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