I love books and stories, and I love nothing better than getting lost in a good book, curled up with a hot cup of tea…
About this Site
This site is where I post reviews of the books I have read, mainly as a record for myself. However, I am always happy to discuss what I have read with others. There is no better way to celebrate a good book 🙂
Books I Love
My top five books (at the time of writing) would be:
- The Lord of the Rings, by Tolkein
- Last Act in Palmyra by Lindsey Davis
- The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan
- The Forest by Edward Rutherford
- Crocodile on the Sandbank: An Amelia Peabody Murder Mystery by Elizabeth Peters
Gosh, that was hard!
Genres I Read
I can often be found with my head stuck in a historical mystery, thriller or a bit of paranormal fiction . However, I read a wide-range of literature, from the Classics to Romance to even Sci-Fi on occasion.
I also read a lot of non-fiction that centres on the natural world, history, archaeology, myths and legends, folklore and paganism.
Books v’s E-readers
I used to really hate the idea of an e-reader, no matter how much singing and dancing they could do. However, when I got one, I quickly came to see their value as it opened the door to a new group of authors, indie authors. It also widened my access to an immense source of free books. I couldn’t argue with that.
And yet, I don’t think that I would ever prefer an e-reader to a ‘real’ book. There is something quite special about holding in your hands a volume you love and have read a hundred times.
I try and support Indie authors whenever I can. If you are an indie author and would like me to review something you’ve written, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can put together an Author Spotlight post and perhaps even an interview.
Sammi also Loves Writing
I also love to write…I try and post something everyday, usually one of my ‘Fiction in Fifty’, yeah that’s a story in fifty words or less. But there are also longer pieces there too, as well as information about Andromache Jones, my fictional witch and sometimes detective. To read some of my scribblings, check out my writing blog.