Being an only child allowed me to indulge my passion for reading from an early age and as a result I have never been lonely! Books allow us to go travelling to places that we may never visit in life and meet people from all walks of life and to learn from every character we meet.
When I’m not reading I teach Science and Biology at a College in Pretoria where I also coach students in Public Speaking. My other passions are my family, cooking, baking, crafting and I make my own dairy products; from butter to cheeses and yoghurts [thanks to my Jersey cow (Thelma) who provides me with the milk that I use].
Julian Boyd - aka Digger95
I have always had an interest in reading books, particularly in the crime/thriller genre. I am married with two children (13 and 8 years old as at October 2015) and live very near Sandbanks in Poole. I enjoy watching, playing and reading about most major sports and also dabble in a spot of entrepreneurship by buying items from car boot sales very cheaply and selling them on via Ebay and Gumtree. I also like finding films that I have never heard of that I feel are better than various blockbusters.
Peggy Sutton - aka Galadriel
I am a retired teacher who has always had a passion for reading, whether it be reading with my classes, to reading Tolkien's magnificent Lord of Rings trilogy at home (way before the films hit the big screen!) I chose the name Galadriel for my pseudonym because she comes across as an extremely powerful and inspiring woman, especially when she refused the 'One Ring' when it was offered to her by Frodo.
My other hobbies include: shopping with my daughter, scrabble online, pub quizzes and socialising with friends. I particularly enjoy the crime / thriller genre, and look forward to writing my reviews.
Lynn Trebilco aka Starship (Lynn is taking a study break, but will be back)
I enjoy reading most genres; the exception being children's books. My other interests include golf, gardening and theatre.
I started my professional life as an ice skater, and toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Russia with the American Ice Revue 'Holiday on Ice' for four years. A nasty fall on my back ended my skating days and I travelled to Australia to visit a friend and lap up the warmth of the sun and ocean in Sydney. A sadistic orthopaedic surgeon also helped me on my way to a slow but full recovery! I then enrolled at Secretarial College and embarked on a second career in Sydney where I worked and lived for 40 years. I retired a couple of years ago to my home town of Bournemouth.