About me

Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I’m Amanda and I started this blog in 2010 as a way to keep track of my reading and thoughts on the books I’d read and want to read. As you’ve probably guessed, I love books but in the course of writing this blog I’ve also discovered that I love blogging! The book blogging, author and publisher communities are amazing and have been so welcoming. Check out some of the links on the right to some of my favourites and do say hi or leave me a comment on one of my posts.

A few facts about me:

  • I grew up in the north east of England but have lived in London since 2001
  • I’m a librarian
  • I’m mum to Max and Samuel who both love stories as much as I do
  • My ultimate dream is to move back to the north east and own a bookshop by the sea

A few of my favourite things …

Gilmore Girls
Reading with my little boys
Long walks on the beach
The seaside
The Big Bang Theory
Vampires
West Side Story
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Autumn
Sex and the City
Marc Jacobs … especially the bags
Fairy lights
Curly Wurly’s
New York
Musicals
Travelling
Christmas
Jack Bauer
American Football (I’m a 49ers fan)

Quite a mix there and my taste in books can be just as varied but my favourite genres are chick lit, historical fiction, paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

My favourite authors include David Mitchell, Deborah Harkness, Rebecca Wells, Sarah Addison Allen, Judith Kinghorn, Jennifer Donnely, Sheila O’Flanagan, Melissa de la Cruz, Katie Fforde and Paige Toon.