Hello there. Let me introduce myself.
As you may have guessed, I’m Amy and I like books. In fact, without meaning to, most of my life has been tied to books in some way. I was a student librarian in secondary school, my first job was as a Saturday girl in my local WHSmith, I have a degree in English Literature, and now I’m a cookbook and lifestyle editor for a non-fiction publisher.
Outside of work, I’ve been devoting more time to creative writing recently, particularly short fiction. Links to my published pieces can be found here.
When I’m not reading or writing, I can usually be found baking, playing board games, or wasting time on the internet (as we all do). From time to time, I act as an unofficial prop stylist/assistant for my boyfriend’s blog (or, as he puts it, “meddling”).
Do get in touch with me if you have a book that you would like me to review. I typically read novels and realist short story collections (though I’ve been known to pick up the occasional poetry collection from time to time), and I try to read books from a diverse range of perspectives, including those by LGBTQ+ writers, writers of colour, and non-UK/US writers. My tastes are quite broad, although I generally lean towards adult literary and commercial fiction over genre titles; no YA, romance, horror, or fantasy please. I will always review honestly, and I reserve the right to decline any review requests I wish.
Because I work in publishing, I am sometimes able to get my hands on free or significantly discounted titles published by my company. If I mention/review any book that I have acquired through work, I will try my best to mark it with an asterix (*). That being said, all my opinions are my own, and are not endorsed/paid for by my publishing house in any way. If I say I like something I have read, it is because I have genuinely enjoyed it.