My name is Andrew and I started book blogging back in 2010 after becoming unemployed and needing an escape from all the dead-end job hunting. I tweeted and and blogged about the books I had read and, before I need it, I had stumbled into the world of book blogging (not realising it was a real thing at the time) and being invited for my first book blogger event that autumn.
That is how I stumbled into book blogging.
Due to my stumblings, I somehow won the Blogger's Blogger Award at the 2015 UKYA Blogger Awards (as well as being nominated in two other categories - Champion of Social Media and Champion of Diversity in YA). I was again nominated for Champion of Diversity in 2016 and, in 2018, I was shortlisted for Champion Adult Blogger for UKYA Blogger Awards 2018 and longlisted in three other categories: Champion of Diversity, Best Established Blogger and Marvellous Blogger.
I also chaired two Young Adult Book Club Meetings as part of the South Bank Centre's Festival of Love 2016, as well as visiting the set of Vampire Academy and reported from the red carpet of the European Premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (both of these for fangirlish.com)
While I admit I am not the most well-read book blogger on the internet, I try and read as widely and happily as I can. My main reading is, mostly Young Adult/YA, but am open to reading middle grade and adult, with an attempt to read more widely within adult fiction from 2017 onwards.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you discover a story here that you can't wait to start...