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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

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Hi there.

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, wine and good shoes.

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; or you can find my portfolio here, if you have any writing needs.

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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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