Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,323
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (468 of 557)
Location: London
In My Own Words:
I love to read literary novels that don't forget about plot and fantasy/paranormal novels that don't forget about prose.

My absolute favourite books are generally those that blur the boundaries between the two categories.

I also have a soft spot for teen fiction, despite being in my mid-twenties, though try not to over-indulge at the expense of other works.

I'm a pretty prolific reader and thi… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,323 - Total Helpful Votes: 468 of 557
Outlander: Cross Stitch (TV Tie-In) by Diana Gabaldon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As someone who spends quite a bit of time on Goodreads and various book blogs, this is probably the book that has been recommended to me the most, partly because I like history and time-travel, and partly because all of its many fans seem quite evangelical about the series. I was quite intrigued by the premise - 1940s army nurse finds herself in 1740s Scotland and ends up torn between two husbands in different centuries - but worried that the romance might be cheesy and the history badly researched. I was also rather put-off by the 900 page length, which seemed a bit over-the-top for what I was expecting to be a light, escapist read. On a recent holiday, I wanted something I get really get… Read more
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I approached this book with some degree of trepidation. Several reviews from hardened literary critics implied that while its technical merits made it worthy of its Booker Prize win, actually reading it was a bit of a hard slog, thanks to its length and its complex structure. It sat on my Kindle for several months, until, confronted with the prospect of a 27 hour plane journey, I decided that it was now or never.

From the first page, I was astonished by how much I enjoyed it, not in an cold, "appreciating great literature" sort of way, but simply in the sense of getting wrapped up in the plot, speculating about the mysteries and feeling strong emotions towards the… Read more
DECAdry Place Cards for Folding 200gsm 6 per A4 Sh&hellip by DECAdry
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Like nearly everything to do with weddings, pre-printed table name cards cost a small fortune, and with terrible handwriting and limited free time, I didn't want to have to write name cards out by hand. These came to the rescue at a fraction of the pre-made price. They are good quality, sturdy card, easy to perforate and stand up well on the table. You can download a template online to use with Word, though I'd personally advice using the online programme Top Table Planner, which is compatible with this pack and allows you to auto generate a PDF file with all your guests' names on it that is perfectly sized to print onto these sheets. As an added positive, there are loads of cards in this… Read more