About Me

Rebecca B

Bookaholic and proud, Yorkshire dweller, cat slave. Corporate Acquisition Manager by day, book-addict by night.


 I like

books, coffee, sarcasm, chocolate, laughing, hiking, thunderstorms, travel, mountains, cycling, dogs, journals, countryside, sunshine, cats, candles, autumn, tigers, real fires, bubble baths,  my bed, handbags, hot chocolate, history,  lakes,  mini eggs, Christmas, cheese, snow, the cinema, sleeping, weekends, crime series TV shows, swimming, red wine 

I don’t like

my alarm clock, sweetcorn, people with no manners, aggression, pomp, celebrity wannabees, wasps 

 Bookish things

Lover of crime fiction (mysteries, psychological thrillers, police procedurals), contemporary fiction, Victorian fiction, historical fiction. 

Bloody love a whodunnit, a shocking twist (or two), laugh out loud moments, being moved to tears, an unreliable narrator (or two), coincidences, secrets, nostalgia and a book that makes me surprised to look up and realise I’m still in my front room.   

Some of My Favourite  books

1)      Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

2)      Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong

3)     The Magus by John Fowles

4)      Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

5)      Animal Farm by George Orwell

6)      Blindness by Jose Saramago

7)      Life of Pi by Yann Martel

8)      The Secret History by Donna Tartt

9)      Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

10)   Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

11)   Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

12)   Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

13)   A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

14)   East Lynne by Ellen Wood

15) The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

16)   The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

17)   The Collector by John Fowles

18)   Villette by Charlotte Bronte

19)   Corrag by Susan Fletcher

20)   All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

21)   The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

Some of my favourite authors

Charlotte Bronte

John Fowles

Thomas Hardy

Tracy Chevalier

Joanne Harris

Mary Higgins Clark

Tess Gerritsen

Agatha Christie 

Edith Wharton


Enid Blyton

John Wyndham

Sophie Kinsella

Katie Fforde

Val McDermid

Angela Marsons

Erica James





14 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Marcys, I know once I find a book I like I tend to binge on that author or genre for a while and then move onto the next. There are so many books and so little time…….I really do need to win the lottery and spend all day kicking back with books. 8)


  2. Boof! Your blog is ridiculously entertaining! I love it! I may hire you as a consultant for mine…LOL. Great design, great imagery, just a fun blog to get lost in. Fantastic!


  3. Hello Boof, I hope you got home in one piece. It was great to meet you yesterday, and I’ve put ‘Wolf Totem’ on my wishlist. I’m looking forward to reading and catching up on your posts.


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  6. I enjoy the writings of Robert Charles Wilson (e.g.: Spin, Darwinia, Blind Lake) and would appreciate suggestions of other others who write like him. Ted Chiang is similar for short stories, but any other suggestions would, as I say, be most welcome. Thanks in advance.


  7. I KNOW we’d be great friends as we’ve enjoyed so many of the same books.


    is driving me nuts, I no longer have the book, and I can’t remember what happened to ALEX the devil spawn husband/stepfather, after he attempts to murder Liza and Jack in the car. ANY clues??



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