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 five children. 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.

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 have a Twitter account @MrsBloggsReader where I talk mainly about books (amongst other things) and post reviews. Have just achieved the magic number of 5,000 followers! Thanks to all who follow me, my blog and share my posts. General banter and book talk always welcome on Twitter with me.
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, chick lit, 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


pro_reader Net Galley Reviewer

netgalley_challenge_2016_gold Net Galley Challenge

reviews_10 Reached 10 reviews on NetGalley

Facebook group – We Love Memoirs recognised reviewer.