About Me

Welcome to What Jane Read Next. I’m so glad you stumbled upon my little part of the internet.

My name is Jane and I’m a bookaholic. I’m also a word nerd, a book collector, a keen bookstagrammer, and a reader who reads around the genres.

I live with my husband and two little dogs 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 freelance copywriter and marketer for my own business Breezy Words. I previously worked for many years in book publishing in Australia and the UK. I’ve also worked as an English Language Teacher in South Korea and the UK.  Find out how I help busy business owners, as well as unpublished and published authors.

On Reading

One of the joys of reading is being able to share what I read with others. I love recommending and debating books. It’s also great to hear other people’s perspectives. I hope this blog will encourage you to leave your views on books. Visit this page to see my reading interests and review policy.

On Writing

I also love writing and it has been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. 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.

I hope you enjoy my blog and thanks for visiting.



34 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 🙂


  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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