My name is Portia and I’m a bookworm and publishing assistant working in London. In 2018, I graduated with a degree in English Literature, so as you can imagine I got through a lot of books whilst at university. I also studied abroad in Sweden for a year which was the best experience ever, partly because I got to take an entire module on Harry Potter – dream come true! Now I’m in academic publishing, working on humanities and social sciences books.
I started reviewing books on my Tumblr in June 2018 after finishing my final year of university and needing an outlet for all my bookish thoughts. I made the switch to my own self-hosted site in 2019.
I read mainly contemporary fiction, literary fiction, crime novels, thrillers, and non-fiction. I also like fantasy, magical realism, historical fiction, and poetry. I love to collect cookbooks too.
Some of my favourite reads are A Tale for the Time Being, Salvage the Bones, The Book Thief, Borne, A Gentleman in Moscow, plus a bunch more that you can find on my Goodreads. I mainly read stand-alone novels, but my favourite series are Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Passage trilogy. My most-read authors are Jesmyn Ward, Jean Rhys, and Neil Gaiman.
Occasionally I will review an Advanced Reader Copy of a book. These reviews will clearly state at the beginning of the post that I received an free ARC in exchange for an honest review. I will always review a book honestly; receiving a free copy of the book does not at all effect the way in which I would review it.