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Cleopatra Loves Books is One Year Old Today

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After debating whether or not to start a blog to hold my book reviews I finally got going one year ago today so I thought it would be nice to do a post to celebrate.

Although I’d been writing reviews for some time I like to think that those posted on my blog have more to say about what I have enjoyed or not enjoyed in a book.  My reviews are written with the aim of giving my readers enough information to decide if a book is for them with absolutely no spoilers.

I love receiving all your comments, the book blogging community were so welcoming and over time I have found others who share my love good books,  Here is a very small sample of those I admire:

FictionFan’s Book Reviews

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist

Rebecca Bradley

Raven Crime Reads

Clothes in Books

Musings From a Bookmammal

The Games Afoot

This is a very short list but I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who converse with me and of course for recommending even more great books for me to read.

I have a thing about data and whilst I prefer to have comments on my reviews, after all connecting with other book lovers is partly why I started to blog, I do like to check my stats. It is always pleasing to see how many visits my latest post has got but I also get great pleasure out of seeing people visiting my reviews after they have been up for a while.

The Ten Most Visited Book Reviews for One Year

in reverse order

The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright; reviewed May 2014

The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts; reviewed November 2013

Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase by Louise Walters; reviewed December 2013Year Top ten PicMonkey Collage

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty; reviewed August 2013

Wake by Anna Hope; reviewed January 2014

Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary; reviewed February 2014

Before We Met by Lucinda Whitehouse; reviewed January 2014

That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler; reviewed March 2014

The Book of You by Claire Kendal; reviewed February 2014

Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott; reviewed March 2014

The Ten Most Visited Book Reviews for The Last Quarter

in reverse order

The Kill by Jane Casey; reviewed June 2014

Spilt Milk by Amanda Hutchinson; reviewed July 2014Quarter PicMonkey Collage

The Good Girl  by Mary Kubica; reviewed August 2014

After I Left You by Alison Mercer; reviewed July 2014

The Book of You by Claire Kendal; reviewed February 2014

The Long Fall by Julia Crouch; reviewed June 2014

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey; reviewed May 2014

The Broken by Tamar Cohen; reviewed May 2014

The Secrets We Left Behind by Susan Elliot Wright; reviewed May 2014

Sleep Tight by Rachel Abbott; reviewed March 2014


Now I am looking forward to many more years of talking about the books I love, and sometimes those that didn’t meet the mark and reading everyone else’s fantastic blogs – Thank you everyone!