“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 9.4

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About Me

Hello, I’m Emma. My feet live in London, my head in whatever story I’m currently reading. On this blog I share thoughts about books and the occasional bit of my own creativity.

What do I read and review? A lot of fantasy, sci fi and contemporary literary fiction, some historical, some memoir, some classic, a little young adult and middle grade. I donโ€™t usually go for romance or thrillers. Iโ€™m pushing myself to read more translated fiction, and I love discovering talented self- and indie-published authors.

What do I write? Don’t worry, my longer writing projects are all hidden safe in the laptop, under the cat, with filenames like โ€˜ch. 3 third attemptโ€™, โ€˜untitledโ€™ and โ€˜a dramatic thing maybeโ€™… and are unlikely to see the light of day any time soon. Most of what you’ll see on this blog is book related content, however I do very occasionally share shorter creative scribblings.

Beware! When I have emotions, or wine, I tend to write poetry.

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