I am, as I have been since I was four and chubby-cheeked, a lover of books. I am now fortunate enough to work in the book industry as a content writer and social media for a large book chain. The opinions contained in this blog are my own and do not reflect that of any book stores or publishers.
I studied English literature at Rhodes University in South Africa, and my subjects included medieval poetry, 17th Century, the Romantics, American literature up to contemporary writers, literary theory, the Romantics (but of course) as well as the excellent helping of Shakespeare and other classics. My thesis was on The Scarlet Letter as a proto-feminist text. I am trying to find the original document so that I can actually post it here.
I am always surprised by the incredible variety of titles, people writing on subjects that I never thought needed writing about as well as subjects so overdone as to be trite upon mentioning.
So, I do consider myself something of an authority on books, though I know that my tastes are often less than mainstream. I like to see this in a positive light, as it means that I can introduce people to books they may never have considered before.