About

Who am I??

I’m Amanda, born and bred in ‘God’s own country’, Yorkshire but now residing in the shadow of the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire.

I share my life with my two children and my geriatric dog Bob

I am a Librarian and work at Malvern Library where I am able to share my passion or rather my book obsession with colleagues and more importantly our customers. One of my responsibilities is the purchase of our adult fiction stock. Prior knowledge of future titles and what is going to be the next big thing is therefore very important.

Books and reading are my escape, a time for me to switch off from real life and enter the realms of someone else’s world. I read all genres and particularly enjoy literary fiction and good, intelligent crime or psychological thrillers. There is nothing more exciting than reading a debut author or discovering an already published author for the first tim

When I’m not losing my self in books I indulge my other passions, of running and generally keeping fit. I try to run three times per week and do a few Sunday races. I have previously completed three marathons and am hoping to complete Budapest Marathon in October, if my body will let me, as the older I get the harder it gets! It may end up being 26.2 miles of running a bit, walking a bit or dropping to a lesser distance. Whatever happens I shall enjoy the beautiful city of Budapest.

So, in essence, that’s me, just a passionate book mad individual wanting to share good books and a love of reading with those around me.