I’ve had many jobs over the years, my favourite was being a Bookseller which I did for nearly 20 years, and one of the rewards was being classed as a Professional Reader. Being an historian doesn’t pay the bills. While I research, write, and read history, I read Romance to relax. I also love Teen, Young and New Adult novels, some of the greatest writing and novels have come from these genres in recent years. I do pay the occasional visit to Crime, Horror, and Sci-Fi, but not often. My books are everything to me. Punishment was and is to take my books away, and I have so many, our home is practically insulated by them. One of my favourite quotes, which I believe wholeheartedly, is:
I really don’t like book-snobs, so please note that you will find all manner and all levels of books reviewed here. I will give my honest opinion always. If I don’t like a book I’ll say why, but will also find something good to say to. On Goodreads, I use the star grading system to indicate how much I enjoyed the book and liked the story, not how worthy, literary, or well-written it is. So you are quite likely find a not very well-written book with the same rating as a literary classic. Anyone who has dedicated the hours needed to write a book, deserves to be treated fairly. I dislike cruel and brutal reviews, they are not constructive. The books I review fall evenly between those I have purchased, those borrowed from the library, and those I have received as a proof or advanced reading copy, but the reviews will always be my honest opinion.
I hate them and I despise reviewers who don’t warn you that they are included in their review. So my reviews will be missing plot detail, may be a little stilted sometimes, or awkward, but I will not include spoilers.
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