About Me


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Hello lovelies! Thanks so much for paying my blog a visit.

My name is Alex. I am a twenty-something psychology graduate with a huge weakness for books. I currently work as a support worker for children and young adults with severe learning difficulties and mental illnesses, and my ultimate goal is to become a play therapist.

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I have my own mental health battles and reading is my escapism, helping me cope with life’s ups and downs. My rainbow bookshelves are overflowing but I have no intention of cutting down anytime soon!

I also enjoy crafting, going to the gym, and of course, playing my piano (which features regularly in my Instagram review posts! Find me @paperbackpiano).

I love to chat with like-minded bookworms so feel free to contact me!

My review policy

I read a wide range of genres; my favourites are fantasy, magical realism, historical fiction and contemporary, but I will give most things a try. I do reserve the right to say no to a book if I feel it is not something I would enjoy or if I do not have time to give a book the attention it deserves.

I am based in the UK and I am, regrettably, currently unable to accept ebooks. If you would like to suggest your book for review, you can find my contact details on my ‘Get in Touch’ page.

I average anything from 8-16 books a month and always endeavour to review books I am sent within a timely fashion. I share my reviews across all of my social media platforms.

I am also open to collaborations such as guest posts and author interviews.