What I do on my blog


I recently moved my blog to being self-hosted, and after the move my views dropped off quite dramatically, as I expected they would.

But thanks largely to the Penguin Books UK Proof Group my prospects have been steadily improving again (hooray!), so for anyone who has just found me, I thought I’d explain what I do on my blog.

  • The main thing is, of course, book reviews. I am aiming to read 50 books this year (quite far behind at the moment, but I’m persevering!) and I review each one as I go. As well as taking about the book, I also explain the background: where I got it, why I chose to read it, any quirky stories that go with it, etc. You can find a full list of the books I’ve read and reviewed on my page ‘The Books‘.
  • I have also started to post my own writing. I did an MA in Creative Writing last year and so I have a large collection of fiction writing to share with whoever wants to read it. I have already posted some short stories, and one longer one called ‘Footsteps‘. All the work I’ve put up so far is on my page ‘The Writings‘.
  • I love auctions, and one of my best finds was a box of postcards, all written on. Among them I found a collection sent by father travelling through Asia, to his two sons, in the 1960s. I’ve been posting them regularly and you can see the full collection to date on my page ‘The Postcards‘.
  • Of course I adore reading, so I post anything else bookish that I can think of. I write about my book binges, the Kindle, signed books, interesting books and any other book-related articles that spring to mind!

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Happy reading!