Sunday, 2 November 2014


Hi all,

After several years writing reviews and hundreds of reviews later, I’ve decided the time has come for me to take time for myself and my family and retire. The December reviews will be my last offerings.

The pressure over the last few years to ‘just fit me in’, ‘how can one more make a difference?’ has finally got to me. I have to say that most people have been very supportive and understanding. For the most part, I’ve derived great pleasure from helping author’s sell their books and readers to find new books. There are other reasons too, but I won’t go into them here.

To those of you who have been generous to a fault with your books and your encouragement to carry on, thank you very much. I’ve met some wonderful people along the way, a lot of whom will remain my lifelong friends. You all know who you are.

I’ll still be around and I may put out the odd review here and there of a book I particularly liked or even disliked. But, there won’t be an abundance of reviews and I won’t be accepting books for review anymore.



  1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful reviews! As a reader from across the pond, please know they are appreciated. Enjoy your retirement from reviewing!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Swifty24