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I can't imagine anything more important to me than books. I self-soothe with books - they're my security blanket. So I'm a prolific reader. Now I'm helping authors create their best work and living my dream of being paid to read. Have to pinch myself sometimes.
I have loved indie bookshops forever. I can spend hours, actual hours, perusing the shelves, fondling the spines. My record is 2hrs 48mins in a second hand/antiquarian bookshop in Plymouth. A visit to Hay-on-Wye had the car loaded with 6 boxes of books for the drive back to Cambridgeshire. My shelves are constantly overflowing and my To Be Read list will never be fully ticked off. (I've accepted it and I don't see it as any kind of failure - more a celebration of so many fabulous stories yet to read!)
I'm more than happy to recommend books on my blog, which you can find through my links below, and then send people to purchase here through their local indie bookshop! I'll only affiliate-link for books I score greater than 3/5 or those that have stuck with me for years. I've reviewed almost all of these on my blog (www.33southtextworks.com/blog) if you want to know more.
Enjoy my selections below - I surely did! - and check me out on social media for more...