About Me

Hi, my name is Jane and I’m a bookaholic. I live with my husband and little dog in a beautiful coastal town in Australia. My favourite pastimes are reading and writing–which is why I started this blog.

When I don’t have my head buried in a book, I work as a marketer and copywriter. I’ve previously worked for many years in book publishing in Australia and the UK. (Note: I only write on this blog when I am not working in publishing so that my reviews can remain unbiased.) I’ve also worked as a bookseller and an English Language Teacher in South Korea and the UK.

On Reading

One of the joys of reading is being able to share what you read with others. I love recommending and debating books. It’s also great to hear other people’s perspectives. Hopefully this blog will encourage readers to leave their views. And I’d love some suggestions on what to read next.

On Writing

I also love writing so will sometimes go off topic and rant about something–hopefully in a poetic, non-boring way. I’m very interested in the art of writing: reading about writing, talking about writing, thinking about writing and generally procrastinating when it comes to my own writing.

32 thoughts on “About Me

    • janereads May 5, 2012 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks so much for this encouragement award. Your blog is great!


    • janereads June 17, 2012 / 8:13 am

      Thank you Lea! That’s lovely. Will acknowledge it shortly.


    • janereads July 6, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Thanks very much. That’s really kind. I will respond a little bit down the track so people don’t get bored of award posts. BTW, congrats on your award.


  1. cricketmuse August 22, 2012 / 4:59 am

    Any blogopal of Literary Tiger is a blog worth reading, and a blogger who has been nominated for the Booker Award is obviously a Book Booster. Care to add your name to the growing list?
    Happy Pages,


    • janereads August 22, 2012 / 7:10 am

      Thanks for following my blog. It was great to discover your blog. Looking forward to reading what you post.


  2. cricketmuse August 25, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by the Book Boosters post. Would you like to be added to the Book Booster roster?


    • janereads August 25, 2012 / 4:06 pm

      You’re welcome. What does the Book Booster roster involve?


  3. wordsforworms September 19, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    I just nominated you for blog awards! Yay for books!


  4. kelilly April 30, 2013 / 10:47 am

    Thanks for the follow, I’m really looking forward to reading more of you πŸ™‚


  5. Girl with Thoughts, Beware August 29, 2013 / 4:35 am

    Hi Jane! This is a great list. I am also sketchy when it comes to fantasy books, but I would like to suggest a novel (it’s part of a series) that completely changed how I view this genre: “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss. If you can get it, I highly recommend! It’s lengthy, but writing style and thematically it falls somewhere in between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, with a slight twinge of A Game of Thrones. Also, I used to live in Manly, Sydney! I miss Australia very much.


    • janereads August 29, 2013 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks for visiting. I live not too far from Manly. It’s a new place to visit.


    • janereads September 13, 2013 / 11:46 am

      I haven’t read any Mark Twain? Did you recommend his books?


      • Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2013 / 12:37 am

        Absolutely! MT is the professor’s favorite! I could recommend some, if you’d like.


  6. Barbara December 15, 2013 / 8:50 pm


    I’m happy to discover your blog! Here’s a Q: Have you heard of a book called, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple? I would love to get your opinion of it. I thought it was hilarious; it’s narrated by a girl whose uber-neurotic mother walks off and disappears. It is not a tragedy nor is it completely a mystery.) The mother moved from California to Seattle. It’s super funny and yet has an interesting themes underneath. Not totally profound, mind you. I moved to Seattle from NY and wondered if anyone not familiar with Seattle would relate to it. It’s been doing well here in the US. So I would be curious to get a reaction from a nonUS citizen from down under.



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