#BookLove: Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog

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It’s time to spread a little more #BookLove and today I’m absolutely delighted to welcome the brilliant blogger Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog to the page to tell us all about her greatest book love and secret crushes. I’m sure many of you have already seen Joanne’s fab blog, but before we find out her all time book favourites, here’s a little more about the person behind the blog.

About Joanne

JBI’m  Joanne and I just love reading! I enjoy a wide variety of books but would say my favourite genres are contemporary fiction or thrillers and I also enjoy a good love story. I love hearing about what others are reading and look forward to sharing what I am reading. I am a member of two book groups plus Book Connectors on Facebook so have plenty people offering inspiration about what new books to read. And plenty people to share details of what I’ve been reading. I review for Lovereading, New Books magazine and Netgalley, as well as sharing my reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, Twitter and Facebook.

You can follow Joanne on the following links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Rewind, recap – weekly roundup w/e 23/04/17


Nature shots seem to be my thing right now. Apparently. Spotted on one of my walkies over the weekend. Probably not much of a surprise as I was walking around a Deer Park at the time but there you go.

Now walking is my way of clearing the brain. It is also my last attempt to get fit and push the effort with the old diet. The last bit’s not going so well but there you go. It’s the thought that counts. Continue reading “Rewind, recap – weekly roundup w/e 23/04/17”

#BookLove: Sam – Clues and Reviews Blog (@cluesandreviews)

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Today it gives me great pleasure to welcome Sam from Clues and Reviews Book blog. Sam is here to help spread a little more #BookLove.

About Sam

SamI am a book obsessed teacher with has a serious book-a-day novel addiction.  Although I am a little bit obsessed with the mystery/thriller genre, I also find myself reading books in the horror, contemporary romance, and chick-lit genre as well! Basically,  I have been on the hunt for amazing books for as long as I can remember.

I love perusing book blogs for inspiration for my next read so I figured that I would take a crack at helping others find theirs!

With a monstrous TBR pile, I love to know other people’s recommendations so please let me know your favourites!

You can follow Sam at the following links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook

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#BookLove: Rachel Emms (@emms_rachel)

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Today I’m joined by Rachel Emms of Chillers Killers and Thrillers Blog. Rachel is here to help spread a little #BookLove.

About Rachel


I’m Rachel, and I love books. And when I say I love them, I mean I obsess about them so much that I literally start dreaming about them.

Let’s just say that after reading the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare, I was obviously as bad-ass as Clary, fighting demons in my sleep. Then disappointment snuck in when I woke up and remembered I live in London, not New York. Oh, and the special talent for reading ancient runes and saving mankind wielding a seraph blade? Yeah, not me.

I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. After completing my BA in Creative Writing and two writing courses with Writers Academy, I decided to do a Masters in Creative writing specialising in Crime Thriller novels.

I absolutely love immersing myself in stories, for me reading is a type of escapism which transports you into another world with characters who you like, hate, or just generally get frustrated at. A story is full of emotion; makes you laugh, cry and is just pure entertainment.

You can follow Rachel at the following links:


Instagram: chillerskillersthrillers

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