Hi, I’m Beth and I’m a (loud and proud) bookworm. I love reading anything and everything and am pretty much open to trying anything new although I do have a bit of a fear of “chick-lit.” I’ve loved reading all my life – my mum taught me to read before I went to kindergarten and I haven’t stopped since! I’ve gone through quite a few reading “stages” in my life. When I was younger, I loved Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton then I progressed as a young adult to devouring any Point Horror or Christopher Pike I could get my hands on but I also loved The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High. It was when I was a teenager that I first got introduced to Stephen King who is now one of my all-time favourite authors. The first book I read of his was IT and I’m not ashamed to say it scared the bejesus out of me! Then I went through a phase where all I would read was crime and thriller fiction, especially books by the wonderful Tess Gerritsen and Karin Slaughter, who remain firm favourites today.
I’ve been blogging for two and a half years now and I’m thoroughly enjoying meeting new people, going to literary events (like YALC in the UK) and finding gems of books that I wouldn’t normally pick up. Blogging has really expanded my horizons book wise and while I still love reading crime/thrillers I absolutely love contemporary and literary fiction and have a soft spot for YA fiction nurtured by one of my favourite people – my sister and fellow blogger Chrissi Reads. I use NetGalley and Book Bridgr like they were going out of fashion and love receiving books for review. (I think my postman hates me…) I have quite a relaxed review policy but it may take a while for me to get round to them due to my huge TBR list! Seriously, my bookshelves may collapse… but I love it.
I hope GoodReads/Amazon don’t mind that they “help me out” with a synopsis of any books reviewed, but all other parts of the review are written by me. I like to think I give an honest critique of a book and use a star rating to show level of enjoyment. If I don’t finish it, I don’t review it – simple. I don’t think it’s fair to the author (or readers!) for me to write a review of a book I didn’t complete.
Thanks for visiting today, if you’re new to my blog I look forward to chatting soon! Please feel free to contact me at bibliobeth(at)outlook(dot)com.