About Me

Hi, I’m Kara, a book-lover based in London. My go-to fiction is YA Sci-fi and Fantasy, and Crime. I also read lots of general fiction and I’m starting to enjoy a little bit of contemporary YA and Historical Fiction (I’m very picky so I struggle with these two genres a little bit).

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