Hello! Welcome to The Editor Who Reads Too Much!
Why am I starting a book blog, you ask? Well, I came home one day from the library and a trip to Foyles (a bookstore in London) with a rather heavy load. Exasperated, my husband asked me why I couldn’t just read the books on our bookshelves.
He had a point.
We have two massive bookshelves both two rows deep in books. I’m sad to say I’ve read less than half. The to be read (TBR) pile was over 100 before we moved from Dubai to London, and London’s bookshops are all marvellous, so … here I am with 100+ books to read.
Join me as I wade through the books on my bookshelves, books in the library, books on my Kindle, as I try to find the best examples to share with writers looking to hone their craft!
I read a lot and I hope to help authors with the craft of writing. I share good examples of difficult aspects of writing: point of view, narration, world building and more.
Occasionally I give editing tips and share insights from the world of publishing.
England's Queens: The Biography
Keeping Up With the Editors
Happy Birthday, Poe!
Appreciate a Dragon Day
I Was Wrong – Or What I Learned from a Year on the SYP London Committee
Shortlist of the Best Books I Read in 2020
V for Vendetta
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen
The Mandibles: A Family 2029–2047
The Diary of a Bookseller
The Dutch House
The Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort
Becoming a Writer
Things Fall Apart
Welcome to My Bookshelves!