Ramblings of an average reader

I’m an avid reader and a complete bookaholic. My name is Caryl and I’m a retired nurse and grandmother of four (soon to be five) I only review the books I enjoy reading and constantly flit about between genre. Books keep me relatively sane and help to take my mind off a lot of things, including a chronic illness and a rare syndrome. I also suffer from depression, so it’s fair to say that books (and my lovely family) have literally saved my life.

I post book reviews on Amazon US & UK Goodreads and NetGalley if the book is from there. I’m a supporter of Indie authors.  I read a mix of Indie and published authors.

 I’m fairly new to book blogging and really only started doing it because books are a passion to put it mildly and I wanted somewhere to talk about books all the time. I’m learning how to ‘book blog’as I go along!

As I only review books that I like, most of my reviews will be 4* or 5*.

I never accept monetary payment for a review. I’m totally independent and just do my own thing and read what I like. Always happy to have ARC copies of books to read and review. Honest reviews only given. I can’t really plan ahead with my health problems but will try to take part in a few blog tours if I can. I am not at all reliable and likely to just disappear offline and out of sight for any number of health reasons. 
I have a Twitter account @MrsBloggsReader where I talk mainly about books (amongst other things) and post reviews.
I’m passionate about family, wildlife, bees, the environment, the NHS and a lot of other subjects.

Favourite genres: Crime Fiction, Memoirs, History, Wildlife, Military History, Classic novels, any well written contemporary novel – I read a lot of crime fiction – it’s fair to say that I’m a crime fiction fanatic.
This WordPress blog was formerly on Blogger so it’s moved. I appreciate any help, advice or constructive criticism. My contact email is   c a r y l 4 8 7 @ g m a i l . com


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Facebook group – We Love Memoirs recognised reviewer.