I’m a forty-something engineering geologist living in London with my husband. My main interests are reading voraciously, writing fiction, and choral singing. I’ve had blogs before which turned into a forum for reviews, so I thought I’d post a blog which was (almost) solely reviews of books I’ve read.
If you have a book which you’d like me to review, please email me at ela_bookblog at fastmail dot fm – do please note that I don’t read all genres of books and am unlikely to want to read horror or romance!
Favourite authors: Jane Austen, Iain M. Banks, Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Leslie Charteris, Agatha Christie, Jasper Fforde, Antonia Forest, Neil Gaiman, Guy Gavriel Kay, Clare Mallory, Robin McKinley, Terry Pratchett, Dorothy L. Sayers, Neal Stephenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Minette Walters, Patricia Wentworth, Dornford Yates.
Current favourite music: Bliss – Colour Symphony; Mahler symphonies; The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love; Flanders & Swann – At the drop of another hat; Vaughan Williams – Lord, Thou hast been our refuge, Shakespeare songs; Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine; Rautavaara – Cantus Arcticus; The Art of Noise – Influence; anything by Shostakovich; early Schoenberg; Chopin’s Preludes.