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).