About Me

Hi, I’m Kara, a book-lover based in London. My favourite genre is Crime/Thriller, for the most part. I also really enjoy some dystopian fantasy and I will read almost any Young Adult fiction too. I’m really starting to get into contemporary ya at the moment after a long love-hate relationship with it. I struggle with high fantasy but I am willing to give it a go.

When I don’t have my head in a book you can find me wondering around London, probably in the West End. I’m a musical fanatic having been an avid theatre goer since I was probably 4-years-old. My first proper job at 16 was as a theatre usher and I continued doing this for the next 5 years, including at several West End theatres, all the way through college and uni until I graduated.

I really enjoy travelling although I’m terrified of flying which makes for an interesting combination. I’m constantly planning dream holidays and have a folder full of ready-made European city breaks so the second I can afford a holiday I’ll be off. I’m a complete history nerd and nothing makes me happier than wondering around little old cities finding all of the hidden nooks that only the locals know.

I’m a massive binge-watcher and often polish off a 22 episode season on a lazy Sunday day off, and I crochet for fun in front of Emmerdale every weekday evening (for my non-British readers this is one of our daily soaps) .

Long story short, I’m a bit of an old woman and I am more than okay with that.

Words Of Wisdom From My Favourites

(and an explanation of my tea drinking habits)

“Well, you cry a little. And then you wait for the sun to come out. It always does.”

Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music

“In Britain, a cup of tea is the answer to every problem.”

David Walliams on the British attitude.

“I declare, after all, there is no enjoyment like reading.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Let’s read something together