All about me

I’m Charlie. I have always enjoyed reading, but have a tendency to stick to books and authors I know. Having re-read my favourites time and time again, I’ve decided it’d be a good idea for me to do a little ‘wider’ reading.

I’ve created this blog, not merely to tell anyone who cares what I think about  the books I read, but also to keep my hands from wandering back to my old favourites. I’ve always felt that to sit and read is quite an indulgent pursuit and  have to confess that I’m rather looking forward to the prospect. So although this starts out as a somewhat selfish undertaking, I’m hoping that eventually it won’t end up being all about me.


24 responses to “All about me

  1. Really glad I’ve stumbled on to your blog, I look forward to reading more!


  2. Hi! I have been reading your blog for quite a while now. I don’t comment a lot but I do enjoy reading your reviews.

    I know that you follow my blog and thanks for that!

    I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award. If you want to accept it, check out here.

    And it is totally okay if you don’t want it. I’ll understand. 🙂


  3. Hi Charlie, I love reading your blog so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here is a link if you want to take a look: 🙂


  4. Hey Charlie, I’ve nominated you for the Liester Blog Award. You can find my post about it here:


  5. Hi there, just dropping by to let you know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂


  6. Thanks for the follow! I love that your tagline on gravatar is reading, thinking, drinking tea 😀 Nothing better than a good cuppa as you’re curling up with a new (or awesomely overread) book. I’ve RSS’d your blog – and totally agree with you about heroines let us know if you find any more.


  7. Hi, great blog! Love the way it looks and of course, the content 🙂 Looking forward to reading lots of interesting posts 🙂


  8. Glad you found me too! Your blog is beautiful. I wish I had time to stop and read more right now but I know I’ll be bookmarking it and coming back in due course. Keep up the reading (and writing!).


  9. This blog is a treasure chest of new authors and books, I’m glad I found it (or actually I should say: you found me), thank you! 🙂


  10. Thanks for liking my post about ‘The Good Man Jesus…’. Have you read the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy – they are fantastic and feature a brilliant female protagonist.

    I’m currently reading ‘Cold Mountain’ which has two strong female characters in Ada and Ruby, and so far (about 1/3 of the way through) much richer than I remember the film). I’d also recommend Charles Dickens – they can be heavy going, but the writing and characters are superb. Oh, and Cormac McCarthy. Not big on his female characters, but ‘The Road’ is just about my favourite book of all time, an amazing portrait of a father/son relationship.


    • Hi, I have read ‘His Dark Materials’ several times, they are brilliant books and you’re right Lyra is a great heroine. I think I might try reading a Dickens book soon (got to get through my pile from the library first though!) – despite having studied English Lit at Uni, I’ve never actually read Dickens so it seems about time! Thanks for your other recommendations too, :-).


  11. Hi! I enjoyed reading your blog! I love hearing about what other people are reading! and BTW, I love The Catcher in the Rye. It’s like one of my favorite books ^_^


    • Hi, thanks for your comment. It’s encouraging to hear so many people love The Catcher in the Rye, :-). You’re right, it’s always interesting to hear what others are reading and what they think. I notice you’ve mentioned the Borrowers in your blog, I loved that book when I was little too.


  12. Yes, I have trouble picking new books to read. I see you’re reading ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, which is one of my favorite books. I’m happy to share books to read if that’s what you’re looking for.


    • Hi Caroline, thanks for the reply. It’d be lovely to hear some of your recommendations – as you can see from my latest post I’m rather despairing of literary heroines at present. Any recommendations for a book with a good female protagonist? I see you’re a teacher, I am too but across the pond from you in England, :-).


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