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“I’ve told a lot of fibs in my day, but I never lie about books.”

– August Brill; “Man In The Dark by Paul Auster

This is me, your host. Hi.

This is me, your host. Hi.

Hello, greetings, salutations and endless welcomes to you all. My name is Michael and I am one of the most voracious readers that you will ever meet. I set up this blog to review all of the books that I read (as well as a few other things). The reasons for this are manyfold.

Firstly, I have a deep passion for reading and I wish to share that passion and give other people the chance to get to know books that they might not have heard of before.

Secondly, I am trying to use my time online more constructively, and this seems to be a better use of my minutes than farting about on Twitter and Facebook, quite frankly.

Thirdly, I like to keep track of what I’ve read and the opinions I have about them. In theory, this blog will be updated whenever I finish a book. This could mean new posts several times a week or with fortnightly gaps, depends how big they are and what else is going on in my life.

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I suppose you want to know a little bit about me. The basics are that I am a reader, author of fantasy-horror novel The Atomic Blood-stained Busand occasional journalist with a university degree in Creative Writing, and a deep mistrust of poetry. I am unashamedly a nerd. I prefer contemporary literature to the classics, with the exception of Agatha Christie. I love Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Jasper Fforde, Mr Men, theatre, comedy, trivia and yellow clothes.

I am a Gryffindor, but one of the reckless-and-arrogant ones rather than brave-and-chivalrous.  On the Myers-Briggs personality test, I’m an ISTJ, if that means anything to you. I have hair that will be in fashion in ten years time, eyes that almost always look as if they want to sleep, and a library of over one thousand books. I have mixed feelings about the Oxford Comma.

Oh yes, I also fell out of a book once upon a time and am trying to read myself back in, and I’ve never lost a pub quiz.

You can also stalk me on TwitterInstagram and Goodreads.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. “The Haunted Book” by Jeremy Dyson (2012) | Fell From Fiction
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 16:46:41

  2. “The Haunted Book” by Jeremy Dyson (2012) | Michael J Ritchie
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 06:23:53

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