About Me

Hello

A little bit about me. I have three children (a 22 year old son, and two daughter s who are 20 and 19, who I love (although sometimes they are a lot of hard work!) I work full time. I have a Lakeland Terrier dog called Dude – who is crazy (probably helps if you live in our house).

I like to cook – although I don’t really bake. I always seem to have a full house of people and noise and everything is a bit chaotic – what can you do if you have five adults competing for fun?? My house is definitely not something from Good Housekeeping – looks more like a set from Steptoe and Sons, bags piled up in the hallway, so many pairs of shoes and coats its just ridiculous and then my obsession with books which I don’t seem to be able to stop collecting and consequently are stacked in piles all over the house – a bit like a crazy professor!

I’m either reading books, talking about books or checking out which books to add to my tbr pile.  More recently, I’ve discovered that I DON’T have to finish the book I’m reading if I don’t like it – life is just too short.  I always give my current book a fair trial though.  If it doesn’t grab me after 100 or so pages then it’s failed!

I love to talk to other bloggers about books – it allows me to let off book ‘steam’ without boring ‘unbooklike’ people to sleep!

If you want to contact me either leave a comment below or email me at lynn-williams@ntlworld.com.

:D

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61 Responses to “About Me”

  1. bronxboy55

    Having survived two teenage daughters and now trying to survive a sixteen-year-old son, I can relate to your situation. I am also a relentless collector of books — sometimes buying the same book twice without realizing it. Do you ever do that?

    I just looked at A-Z of Reviews. Have you thought of writing your own novels?

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi

      Thanks for checking out my blog.

      I loved your post on freshly pressed (and congrats on that btw), really funny – and I continued to think of yet more and more silly phrases for days after reading it – ‘your eyes are too big for your belly’, etc, etc,. By the way did you do your own cartoons? They’re really good. Anyway, I have to hand it to you, anything that stays in your mind for days after must have made an impact.

      Yes, I do buy the same books twice. I did that fairly recently – I figure that if I was drawn to the jacket and the description once then it stands to reason it would attract me again. And, I think I read my books so fast that I don’t always remember the name so …. that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it – or I’m just losing the plot – you can decide!

      I would love to be able to write a book but really don’t have the talent (not to mention story line) and frankly I wouldn’t know where to begin. I guess reading them is so much easier.

      Lynn :D

  2. Robin Jean Marie

    It sounds like your home is a wonderful place to grow up.:-) Interesting site you have here, Lynn!

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks. It’s a bit chaotic to be honest but at least I can say in all honesty ‘never a dull moment!’

      Lynn :D

      • Robin Jean Marie

        Your childern will thank you one day!

      • lynnsbooks

        Ha, ha, let’s not get carried away now! Only kidding, I love them massively and they’re all really great and that’s all that I can ask for!
        Lynn :D

  3. Robin Jean Marie

    Well, that’s really all that any of us can ask for, isn’t it? :-)

  4. Delia (Postcards from Asia)

    Hi Lynn, I’m returning the visit. :)
    You like to cook, you have my admiration, if I could get away with skipping it, I would. Now baking…I could do that almost everyday.
    I browsed through your reviews, you seem to like vampire stories, just like I do. Have you read “Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King? I recommend it.

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’ve read quite a lot of vampire stories – but my taste is changing/developing more – I’m really enjoying fantasy at the moment and even a little bit of sci fi which is not strictly speaking, my thing. I have read Salem’s Lot quite a few years ago – it’s an excellent book – Stephen King is such a good writer though! I don’t do a lot of baking I must admit – I do lots of cooking – and enjoy experimenting and making things from scratch, particularly over the weekend when I’m not in work – or when I’m on holiday and chilled out. The only baking I do – is a nice Brownie recipe, a rocky road and flapjacks – but to be honest I’m never inspired to do so!
      Lynn :D

  5. purpleandplum

    Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award! You can find the link to the nomination at:

    http://purpleandplum.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/extremely-honoured/

    Congratulations

  6. Tanya

    Hey, Lynn. =)
    There’s a game of blog-tag doing the rounds, and I’ve passed it onto you. If you do decide to take part, I can’t wait to hear your answers. =)

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi, yes, I saw this and read your answers which were very entertaining. I’ll definitely take part and thanks.
      Lynn :D

  7. geekybooksnob

    I give about 100 pages too. Sometime though, depending on my mood – only the first couple pages.

    • lynnsbooks

      I do tend to walk round book stores with an arm full of books – but I always take the liberty of reading the first few pages, I realise I probably look really cheeky but I have to check out the writer’s style and see at least if we can get along.
      Lynn :D

  8. Deni

    hi could you please tell me who is the murderer in the act of roger murgatroyd?

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi Just sent you an email. If you respond to that I’ll let you know – don’t want to go all spoilery unless you absolutely insist!
      Lynn :D

      • Deni

        Sorry I spelled my e-mail wrong. Try sending an e-mail again please

      • lynnsbooks

        I’ve included a spoiler at the bottom of the post – which you need to highlight.
        Lynn :D

      • lynnsbooks

        Hello again
        Figured out a way to tell you – if you go to the post about the Last Act – I’ve added a new sentence that tells who the murderer is (at the bottom of the piece – but I’ve whitened this out so that it doesn’t automatically appear – you just need to highlight it.
        Hope that helps.
        Lynn :D

  9. Deni

    Thank you

  10. TBM

    Three teenagers…I’ve always respected you and have been in awe in how quickly you finish books. Now I’m completely gobsmacked. How do you find the time?

    • lynnsbooks

      Yes, it’s not easy, three teenagers, two dogs and work full time! But reading is how I relax. I must admit that the blogosphere takes a bit of time as well but it’s all enjoyable so I don’t mind – not to mention the quality of tv is so poor these days that I don’t watch much. I love films though so watch quite a few if I can.
      Lynn :D

      • TBM

        I hear you about TV not being as good lately. I prefer either reading or watching movies or documentaries. Happy, stress-free (I hope) reading.

  11. Dina

    You have a great blog. Wow!
    I look forward to follow you into the future.
    Best regards
    Dina

  12. Nadine

    Hey Lynn,
    I don’t know if you participate in tags but I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. I love your blog and hope more people come visit you.
    Here’s the award button and the “rules”:

    http://sffbookreview.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/blog-tags-the-liebster-award/

    Have a lovely weekend. :)

  13. debhuntinbrokenhill

    Hi Lynn, you might like try Dream Wheeler, it’s available to borrow free from Amazon Prime. Hope you enjoy it! Best wishes, Deb Hunt

  14. EmmaIsWriting

    Hello Lynn,

    Lovely blog! I’ve enjoyed having a look around.

    http://www.emmaiswriting.wordpress.com

    Emma Louise xx

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks Emma – I’ll have to stop by and check out your blog as well.
      Lynn :D

  15. islandgeekgirl

    Hi there, just stopping by to say that I really like you blog, and have nominated you for the Liebster award. Information about the award is here: http://islandgeekgirl.wordpress.com/2013/09/29/the-liebster-award/

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi, thanks for that. Will check it out when I return from my hols. Only have limited wifi at the moment.
      Lynn :D

  16. Keri B.

    I’ve been exploring your blog and I love it! You have excellent taste in books and I am going to come here for reading recommendations in the future.

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks – what’s your reading ‘happy’ zone. I could probably point you in the direction of some really excellent blogs (that put mine to shame!) that you could also check out. I tend to read a lot of fantasy/adventure but I try to balance it out a bit with other reading, bit of mystery/suspense/historical. Occasional YA, classical.
      The Classics Club is a great place to meet other bloggers and hopefully we’ll have a good few books in common.
      Lynn :D

      • Keri B.

        I read a lot of things that would be generally considered “book club fiction” like The Art of Racing in the Rain, Motherless Brooklyn, Life of Pi. I love when that sort of book club fiction crosses over more into fantasy a la The Time Traveler’s Wife or The Night Circus or Life After Life. That kind of stuff is my absolute favorite. I also really like historical fiction like Umberto Eco.

  17. Felicia

    Hey, Lynn!
    Would you be willing to accept books from authors to review? Would you like to interview authors?
    I have a new blog that, if you are interested, would enable you to do this?

    Let me know,
    Felicia

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi Felicia
      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s always great to be considered for books for review and author interviews but I suppose it depends on what sort of books you’re thinking of using your blog to look at. I tend to be primarily focused on SFF. I don’t read romance novels – but obviously if there is a little romance included in the story that’s fine, I just don’t want to read a book where the focus is romance. I like history and a little bit of horror or mystery but I prefer darker novels and paranormal. Is that the sort of works you’ll be promoting?

      Lynn :D

  18. Sami

    Hi Lynn!

    Just saw Felicia’s post above, and figured I’d leave you a comment here!

    I am a publicist working with author Jonathan Curelop on his novel Tanker 10 (You can see info here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18701828-tanker-10?from_search=true).

    I saw you had reviewed a few coming of age stories, and know that you have three teenagers, so I wanted to reach out and see if you’d be interested in reviewing Jonathan’s book! If so, I’d love to send you a copy of the book to read – and perhaps we can schedule a review sometime in late March / early April??? I’d love to discuss! Would you be so kind to shoot me an e-mail if you’re interested?

    Thank you so much!
    Sami
    samantha@jkscommunications.com

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi Sami
      Thanks very much for the offer to read Tanker 10, that’s really good of you. I think I would probably have to decline at the moment because although I do enjoy coming of age novels I already seem to be very behind with the things I’ve committed to and basically I hate letting people down when I’ve undertaken something.
      All the best.
      Lynn :D

  19. Madhuri Blaylock

    Hi Lynn,

    Just wondering how you choose which books you’re going to review? I ask because I just published Book One: The Girl, the first book in The Sanctum trilogy. It’s paranormal fiction and I love your blog, so thought I would reach out and see if you’re interested.

    Thanks much,
    Madhuri

  20. glamorousbooks

    Great blog! Please follow me back on http://www.authorsophia.wordpress.com for author interviews, book reviews, travel, beauty, inspirational qoutes, and a diary of my life in Spain, and writing process x

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks for stopping over. I’ll definitely check out your blog.
      Lynn :D

  21. Sharath C Alamuri

    Hi,

    I ‘ve been following your excellent blog ever since you posted a comment on mine. It is incredible that you find the time to read and review books with three teenagers in the house.and a full time job. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your posts.

    Cheers,
    Sharath

    • lynnsbooks

      Hello
      That’s really nice of you to say so. Reading is my hobby of course so it’s no hardship – I must admit that keeping up with a blog takes some of my reading time away but I enjoy it and get to talk (relatively non-stop) about books with like minded people rather than boring people to death with it who aren’t interested!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Lynn :D

  22. I2Q

    dear Lynn,

    If you´re worried about wasting your time on a bad book well you can stick with the classics, Nebula+Hugo award winners and word-of-mouth gems. That alone will give you 1000years of good reading.

    I´m just saying…

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks. Any advice always gratefully received. I do tend to read a lot of books from recommendations.
      Lynn :D

  23. Keri B.

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Details here

  24. Deb Atwood

    Lynn, thanks for the recommendation of Tamsin for Once Upon a Time. I just added my post…and mentioned you!

    • lynnsbooks

      Hi Deb. Stopped over and checked out your review. Thanks for the mention, however, I think it was possible the other Lynn – O’Connaucht?? Maybe?? Only because I haven’t read Tamsin.
      Thanks anyway.
      Lynn :D

  25. Rabindranauth

    Chain mail: Blogging Remix! Very Inspiring Blogger Award, I named ye :D Hopefully it brings some more folks your way. http://wp.me/p4n8cJ-CC

  26. Keri B.

    I see that you’ve just been nominated but I’m nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. (The convenient thing about being nominated twice in a row is that you can just do a two-fer and use one post for both.) Details here: http://keriblakinger.com/2014/06/27/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  27. TheSkepticalReader

    Hi! I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://wp.me/p2xxCN-119

  28. Brin Guivera

    Hi! Hope you don’t mind but I’ve tagged you for the Ten Book Challenge Tag! See details here: http://bit.ly/12FZ2xP

    • lynnsbooks

      I don’t mind at all – looks interesting. Will get round to this in the next few days. Thanks for the tag.
      Lynn :D

  29. Veena

    Hi Lynn, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award since I love your posts so much :) Visit : http://thinkdowrite.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ to honour it :) Have a great day and keep blogging :)

    • lynnsbooks

      Thanks Veena

      I will stop over and check this out.
      Lynn :D

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