I’m Jen and I write/video shit reviews of books I stumble across. If you’re looking for mind-blowing detail or anything remotely useful, then you’re likely in the wrong place. If, however, you’re interested in honest yet mediocre takes on some crackin’ books, then pull up a chair.
So who am I? I’m a 30 something girl living in Edinburgh who once loved books. As a kid, you could either find me holed up in a small corner of the library trying to figure out how I could take another book out whilst I still had three on loan, or in my bunk bed fort (equipped with well-balanced torches for dramatic lighting) re-reading the dog-eared books which I held close to my heart.
Then I grew up. I couldn’t focus on reading and my mind was in overdrive. My bookshelves grew bare and reading became a fond memory of childhood until I was diagnosed with dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity.
I’m on a mission to claim back my love of books, one shit review at a time.
My review system isn’t anything mindblowing, but I’ve grown to hate the star ratings so figured I’d try to do something that was more personal:
|Rating||WTF the rating means|
|Favourite||Fuck me sideways – best thing I’ve ever read and I absolutely won’t shut up about it. These ones have found a special wee place in my cold, dead heard and I will look at them longingly.|
|Loved||Big, big fan. Hooked me from the get-go, kept my short attention span focused and was a delight. Probably a few things I wasn’t a fan of but will still give it puppy dog eyes.|
|Liked||Good book. Didn’t love it but also didn’t want to throw it away. Kept my attention but didn’t love the characters/plot etc.|
|Not my thing||Not a fan. Probably didn’t keep my attention all the time or I just didn’t gel with the story. Not something I’d recommend to people like me, but others might love it.|
|Did not finish (DNF)||Struggle bus for me. Didn’t keep my attention at all and didn’t want to pick up the book again. You’ll most likely never see a DNF on here, but that might change in the future.|
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