Hey! Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

Some bookish facts about me

  • I’ve been an avid reader since before I went to school. I went to school at 4 years old!
  • I read almost every genre. Variety is the spice of life.
  • I have a Kindle, but I prefer to read a real book.
  • I’m a fast reader.
  • I work in a school, so I have a lot of holiday time to read.

My blog

  • I’ve been book blogging since December 2012
  • I try to have a review or feature published daily.
  • I try to reply to every comment. I love engaging with other readers.
  • My blog isn’t just book reviews. It’s full of weekly memes, discussion posts and collaborations with other bloggers which could be a review or another fun feature.
  • The synopsis I use in reviews is often taken from Goodreads/Amazon. Book images are taken from Goodreads unless otherwise stated.
  • I don’t get paid for any of my reviews. If I have been given a copy of a book by a publisher or via NetGalley, it will clearly state this on the review.
  • My blog is often way behind my reading. I often have reviews scheduled. I find it takes pressure off myself during busy times!
  • I’m open to author requests, but please state clearly in your email/request if you need the book by a certain date, as I have other commitments, both with the blog and work/life. I need to know if you have a deadline.  My contact details can be found HERE.   

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Just a side note, as lovely as it is to be thought of for blog awards, this blog is an award free zone because I just don’t have the time with every day work and demands!

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  1. I sooooo agree.

    Its very convenient to just buy an ebook online and carry mahillions of books with you. (lets face it they are heavy and I sometimes have trouble picking what I wanna read)

    But nothing. And I repeat. Nothing beats the feel of a real book in your hand.

  2. Hi Chrissi,

    It was great to have you stop by Fiction books today, to introduce yourself. I love ‘meeting’ new people and your visits and comments will always be welcome.

    Yes, I agree that ebooks can be quite convenient, if you are on a journey, or just want to slip a book into your handbag … but ereaders don’t like having sand kicked in their faces, don’t enjoy having a bath and can’t pick themselves up after a nasty fall with nothing more than a few creased pages!! More power to paper!!


  3. I love ‘meeting’ new people as well. I’ll be sure to stop by your blog in the future too. I agree more power to paper!! A kindle or e-reader just doesn’t smell the same as a bought book! I just love that book smell! (I’m mad, I know!)

  4. Hello! Thank you for the nominations, it really means the world, but I just don’t have the time to participate with these awards. I think both of your blogs are fabulous though 😀

  5. Hey Chrissi! I know you don’t take part but I just thought I’d let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award anyway 🙂 Keep up the amazing work!

  6. I love your blog! I love reading book blogs like yours 🙂

    I’d like to recommend The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. It’s a fantastic book!

    – Trish @ alittlebitoftrish.blogspot.com

  7. Hi!
    I’ve been reading your book reviews and would like to invite you to a new Pinterest board:

    This is a place for book lovers to share their favorite books and also a great place to increase traffic to your website by pinning your own book reviews or book-related discussions.

    To join, please follow the board http://www.pinterest.com/lasesana/books-to-read-reviews-and-recommendations/ (I cannot invite you to join the group unless we both follow each other), when I see you join, I’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t get an invitation, shoot me a quick email lasesana@gmail.com including your Pinterest username and I’ll send you the invitation!

  8. So I was about to copy and paste my generic post re: Liebster Award and you being nominated but seeing the comments above have affirmed my initial thoughts in my post (about you not doing awards). Anyhow, maybe you can draw some inspiration on my generated questions for your future discussion purposes! I think they’re quite thought-provoking…maybe.

    Link here.


  9. I love your blog, and I know you don’t participate in awards but if you’re interested in participating in a tag, I’ve tagged you in the Book Blogger’s Test! You can find my post with the questions to participate here! ! Have a great week 🙂

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  14. Hi Chrissi,

    I wasn’t sure where to post this but we wanted to show our appreciation by nominating you in our post of the Liebester Awards. There is more info on this link: http://www.paein-and-ms4tune.co.uk/?p=6335.
    We’d love to hear your answers to our questions. (If you’ve already been nominated and done this post previously we understand if you do not wish to do it again but we just wanted to show our appreciation).

    Thank you
    Rachel and Kerr @ Paein and Ms4Tune

  15. I was about to let you know that I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, but then I just read your policy on this page. Regardless, wanted to let you know that I’m enjoying your blog and am looking forward to reading more!

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