About Me


My name is Lucinda and I’m a book blogger from the West Midlands in the UK. I’m an enthusiastic reader with a passion for books, words and the English language. My blog focuses on book reviews but I also talk about reading challenges, news and other bookish goodness.

I’m a member of Netgalley so a lot of my reviews feature upcoming titles that are due to be published, although I also love vintage novels from the 1940s and 1950s.

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I’ve signed up to the Book Blogger List -an online database where book bloggers can find each other. You should too!


I’m also a member of The Write Reads – a Twitter account where book bloggers support each other through retweets of their featured content. If you run a book blog you should definitely check them out!

I welcome feedback and I always respond to comments so if you have the time, please feel free to say hello and tell me what you think!

Lucinda x

18 thoughts on “About Me

    1. Thank you for nominating me! I’ll get round to publishing a response fairly soon but I’m in the middle of trying to finish off all my reading challenges so it might take a while ๐Ÿ˜Š


  1. Hey Lucinda, nice to meet you! I found your blog via The Book Blogger List. I’m an indie author who is preparing to release her debut novel on May 19, 2018, and I wanted to send you some information about it to see if you’d be willing to review it for me? I am providing free copies in exchange for honest reviews from early readers. How would I send you this information, so you can decide if it’s a book you’d be interested in reading? Thanks! –Shari

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  2. Hello Lucinda,

    I came across you on twitter, I took a look at your blog and really like your style and I wonder if I could pique your interest to review one of my children’s books – Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher?

    “A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldoโ€

    Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen.

    “In this installment, our lovable hero Ronaldo and his best friend Rudi investigate the mystery of the missing carrots in between running their time trials at the flying reindeer academy. Ronaldo is the top student with big aspirations that drive him to constantly try to make the best times. After discovering a wolf pup alone and in danger he is forced to choose between beating the record or helping his new friend.” – Reviewer

    Here is the link to the book, please let me know if this is something that appeals to you and I will send you a free copy in your preferred format.

    You can read the first chapter here –

    Thank you for your time

    Kind regards

    Maxine Sylvester

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    1. Hi Maxine!

      Thank you so much for contacting me. I don’t really read books for children so I think you’d be better off approaching a different blogger but thank you for thinking of me!

      All the best,



  3. Hi Lucinda,
    If you like unusual books, my new release may pique your interest. I am a first-time author who spent two years interviewing plumbers. On February 6th, my book will hit store shelves. It is called, โ€œThe Poop Diaries.” The book, which is non-fiction, features stories from plumbers about their most hilarious, disgusting, frightening and memorable service calls, and the oddest, most interesting people they have met. The book is now available on Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/Poop-Diaries-Abby-Ross/dp/1684334268 – and BarnesandNoble.com for pre-order, and is a number one new release on Amazon. I have also received my first review – https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2020/01/05/book-review-straight-poop-from-the-working-class/

    While most people assume plumbing is all about poop, as the book shows, it’s not. I interviewed plumbers who have found snakes in drains, giant dildos in cabinets, homes full of weapons, ghosts, mice, drugs, squirrels and so much more. They have also met plenty of interesting, unforgettable people, such as a guy who refused to get out of the shower while the plumber fixed the shower drain. One of my plumbers accidentally broke up a marriage after finding a wad of condoms in her client’s toilet.

    “The Poop Diaries” captures plumbers’ “greatest hits,” which means humor is woven in throughout the stories. It also, however, portrays plumbers as the unsung heroes they truly are and debunks the “plumber crack” stereotypes, by showing that plumbing is a lucrative, steady and interesting career. Two of the plumbers I interviewed are women who own their own plumbing companies. Their perspective weaves in another angle – the challenges women face in a male dominated industry. Their diaries are very different than the men’s stories! I hope you are interested in reviewing the book. I am happy to send you an ARC.

    Thank you!

    Abby Ross


    1. Hi Abby! Well, that’s definitely not a book you come across every day! It sounds hilarious but sadly I’m completely snowed under with review requests at the moment. I hope you find some more organised book bloggers to work with who are able to dedicate the time to helping you promote your work. Wishing you the best of luck!

      PS I would definitely have called it “Snakes in a Drain” ๐Ÿ˜‚


  4. Hi Lucinda,
    I know you must be overwhelmed with requests during the lockdown craze, but I found your site through book bloggers list and fell in love with it!
    I really enjoy your posts and relate to a LOT (I also hate YA you’re not alone!) and would love it if you had the time to take a look over my book!
    My name is Megan James although I use the pen name Megan The Poet, and this is the best email address to contact me by!
    My book is called “Poetry for Lovers and Haters”, and is a short poetry anthology that details the everlasting journey from anger to peace from the female perspective. From grief to growth, my debut collection of poems start at the darkest and grow into the dawn.
    I would love to send you a digital copy of my book, either as a .doc file or .mobi, which ever is best for you!
    I have no specific date in mind for a finalised review, just that I am publishing on May 4th and so I would appreciate the review anytime after that!
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Best wishes,

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    1. Hi Megan, thank you so much for contacting me! It was lovely to hear your thoughts on my blog and to know I’m not alone in my endless disappointment in most YA literature! I am absolutely snowed under at the moment with catching up on review requests but I think your books sounds super interesting. I’d love to read it but I really can’t commit to putting up a review any time soon! I hope you find some more organised bloggers to work with ๐Ÿ˜‚ wishing you the best of luck xx


  5. Hello Lucinda

    I did not see any poetry books featured on your site and on the book blogger list you stated: “I particularly enjoy reading quirky and unusual books”. I may just have to book for you!

    I am a new author and I self-published my first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020. It is an eclectic mix of poetry and short stories that address the subjects of loss, struggle, human behaviour, and environment, many with a humorous edge. Scattered throughout the book are sketches of various subjects, many that relate to the poems and stories they illustrate; others speak for themselves.

    Hope to hear from you,


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    1. Hi Leon, thanks for your message! I think that your book sounds really interesting but unfortunately I’m not accepting any review requests at the moment as I’m completely snowed under! I do hope that you find some bloggers to work with and wish you the very best of luck with your writing.


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