About this blog

book.jpg– A small part of my collection.

This blog is about books. That’s about it.

My tastes, before we go any further, are mainly crime fiction. A lot of what I read is Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin, CJ Sansom and other classic and current crime authors. I do plan to read some classics too, hopefully a few vampire/supernatural books, some books about language, even some plain ordinary fiction. I’m open to suggestions and recommendations, but you probably won’t want to read this blog if you don’t like crime fiction or don’t want to know about it.

I love reading. My other interests are following my football team, Blackburn Rovers; eating out with my husband; travelling and holidays; learning to cook and writing. Oh, and I’m a primary school teacher.

16 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. I admire that you have both a favorite genre and an open mind. I’m almost opposite when it comes to experience: as an aspiring author (I’ve written one sci-fi/supernatural thriller and am planning a literary novel next) I am trying to steep myself in classic literature and also that which is popular today. I grew up loving the supernatural, and regrettably I think the only “crime” books I’ve read come from the Clue series I enjoyed in elementary school.

    I would love it if you could point me to a few of your favorite crime novels! I, too, enjoy reading widely and it’s high time I exposed myself to the genre…

    • Thank you for your post. It’s great to hear from another book lover. I love Agatha Christie, if you wanted to go down the classic crime route, or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For Christie I highly recommend starting with The Murder of Roger Ackroyd which is a classic locked room type mystery. Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes I cannot recommend highly enough, and A Study in Scarlet is a great place to start. For modern crime fiction, one of the best books I have ever read is Ian Rankin’s The Hanging Garden. Rankin writes crime in a way I have never found any other author live up to. Currently I’m really enjoying anything by Lee Child as well. I’d love to hear what you think if you do try any of these. Could you recommend me any supernatural books? They really interest me, as long as they are not too scary!

  2. Hi there. Julie Israel recommended your blog so here I am. Ah see, there she is above me lol. Anyways, looking forward to reading your thoughts. I used to write detective stories in elementary school, so I think I have a natural affinity for crime fiction. Oh, and my wife loves Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, and Poirot! 😀

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    • Thank you, that is so kind of you. I’m really pleased you like my blog and I will post my response as soon as I can. I liked the questions! Thanks again.

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