My name is Kate Gardner, I live in Bristol, UK, with the lovely talkie_tim and I like to read.

Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement. For a rant about much I love to read, go here.

Not that I will read just anything. There are too many books out there for me to plough through all the rubbish. I do some research beforehand, have a long list of preferred authors and accept recommendations from discerning friends. This may mean that there are more positive reviews than negative.

I hope that the reviews I post here will help you to choose your next book, or maybe just provide a forum for discussion. I will try not to give away books’ endings or major plot twists, but I will discuss plot in general. As a rule I’d recommend you only read the first paragraph of each review if you’re the kind of person who prefers not to know any of the plot before starting a book.

I have also written about books and theatre for For Books’ Sake, Shiny New Books, Redhead Reads and Theatre Bristol Writers.

Any text links you see are genuine hopefully helpful links, not advertising.

Publishers – please contact me before sending advance review copies.

I welcome feedback, either in the comments or via e-mail (kate [at] noseinabook.co.uk).

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Thomas McRae May 10, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Hello my name is Thomas McRae and I love to mail you a copy of my short fiction novels called Pimp in the pulpit 1 & 2 it’s inspired by my family trails and tribulations but not all facts, my books is filled with drama, comedy and suspense. I guarantee you will enjoy these books and relate to them on some personal level and that is why I like to get a review from you and possibly discuss giving your blog several copies of my books as a promotional giveaway to your viewers. Pimp in the pulpit will make you laugh, cry and appreciate your own life. You can check current reviews at Amazon.com and Goodreads.com and Nikki McNamara book blog and glamadelaide.com.au owner Rod Lewis and the pen and needles blog owner Jessica Starks and see my interviews with Debdatta Dasgup book blog and Fiona Mcvie at authors interviews.WordPress.com and A.F Stewart owner of are you afraid of the dark blog and Eclectic Moods Blog plus Just Books Blog owner Rainne. Or listen to my online radio interviews at Artists first network radio with Tony Kay and Talk network radio with Jeff Heiser and Steve Coplon right thinking Foundation also affiliated with Talk network radio. Or go to rockawave.com enter my name Thomas McRae and see the articles about me by The Wave paper located at Far Rockaway Queens NY email me anytime thank you and GOD bless. Oh P.S check out my review plus interview with Thunder Horse Publishing courtesy of Joseph Clayton and check out my interviews with Rainnes Rambling and Laura Parish blog and Samantha Reza blog.

  2. Jay Snelling July 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Kate, Please contact me if you would be interested in reviewing Mike Russell’s new surreal fantasy short story collection: ‘Strange Secrets’. Best wishes to you, Jay (the StrangeBooks secretary)
    “Discover the mystery of the two-headed rose and many more Strange Secrets in this new collection of extraordinary stories by Mike Russell. ‘It can’t be real.’ ‘But it is.’ Strange Secrets invites you to discover the magical and the marvellous. Startlingly inventive and constantly entertaining, these unique, vital and vividly realised stories will take you to places you have never been before. Strange Secrets is Mike Russell’s third short-story collection.”
    “If there’s one thing you can count on StrangeBooks for, it’s an original mind-bending story.” The Geek Lyfe
    “Russell’s stories are humorous, engaging and poetically direct.” Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
    “Simple yet wacky, funny and charming. Mike Russell seems to have mastered the art of throwing absurdities onto paper, while keeping his writing bright and interesting at the same time.” Cultured Vultures

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