Hi my name is Kirsty, I am a 26 year old maths graduate and I’m based in Scotland. I post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or try to at at least
I started this blog in 2016 as a way to get myself back into reading after a 5 year reading slump, and I’m still behind on the books that released over that time. So I post reviews of books which are new and old.
I mainly like to read young adult novels, specifically fantasy, and contemporaries but I like a lot of other type of books like adult romance novels, historical novels, classics etc. I’m not a huge fan of crime novels (I love true crime) or horror, and I will only ever check out these books if people I trust have recommended them.
When I review a book there’s not a specific thing I focus on, like characterisation, plot, writing style etc., I just write about elements which jump out at me whether they be good or bad. I will give a book a rating on goodreads, however when reviewing on my blog I prefer not to give a rating as I feel that it could give someone a misconception of the book before even reading the review.
If you would like me to review your book send me an email and I will let you know if it interests me, I prefer physical copies, but ebooks are ok too. If your book contains racial, sexual, body or mental diversity definitely include this in your request as I always endeavour to read diversely and want to use my platform to support that.
If you have sent me a book I cannot promise I will get to it quickly as I am a mood reader.
I occasionally review other types of media and as a feminist I’m always interested in discussions about books and how we can be more diverse in the community. In doing so I will sometimes link to other people’s reviews which come from a place of more understanding than me, i.e. someone who is POC or differently abled, if I link to a post you have made and you aren’t comfortable with that let me know and I will remove it!
If I have said anything offensive or harmful I can guarantee it’s either in ignorance or an accident but please let me know, I don’t want to hurt anyone and I’m here to learn.
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I am listed on the mental health database here, it is a good database if you are looking for own voices reviewers!
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Wishlist (I don’t expect anyone to buy me anything I just have this here in case anyone is interested in what I want to buy)
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