What about Kell?


I hope you’ll enjoy your visit to my shadowy little corner of the web – please excuse the dust, I wasn’t expecting visitors. If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake!

Anyway, seeing as how you’re already here, you might as well pull up a chair and I’ll put the kettle on – would you prefer tea or coffee, by the way? – stick around a while and we’ll have a chat. Perhaps you’d like to hear about the books I’ve been reading – there have been some doozies! Or perhaps films are more your thing? Either-or, I don’t mind.

I’m sure I’ve got some chocolate biscuits around here somewhere…

… now, milk? Sugar? Are you comfy? Great!

Oh, by the way, I’m Kell…

So, yeah, what about me? What do you want to know?

I’m a self-confessed bibliophile living in the North East of Scotland with my lovely non-bookworm hubby and my beautiful son (I’m a Stay-At-Home-Mum). My favourite pastime is, and always has been, reading (closely followed by writing, so reviewing is a lot of fun too). I’ve been asked to review books directly by authors and publishers, which I very much enjoy, and am Admin on an active book forum (http://www.bookclubforum.co.uk/).

When it comes to reading, diversity is the key – I’m currently taking part in a couple of long-term reading challenges:

Olympic Challenge – reading books by authors from each of the countries represented at the Olympic Games. There are over 200 of them, so I have quite a long way to go!

1001 Challenge – tackling the books listed in Peter Boxall’s 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. I don’t have the book (strangely), but I procured a copy of the list and have worked out that, over the average female lifespan, taking into consideration the books I’ve already read, I need to read 19 each year to complete the list!

I am also a member of two reading circles – one on the Book Club Forum and a local one called The Posh Club, which opens me up to books I wouldn’t ordinarily choose for myself. I’m all about expanding my horizons!

When I’m not occupied by my son, my hubby and my books, I also love movies – especially old screwball comedies like Arsenic and Old Lace, His Girl Friday, and Bringing Up Baby – classics! Of course, I don’t limit myself to only the oldies – I watch the new cinema releases that catch my attention too. I’m also an avid cross stitcher with ambitions of designing charts.

So, that’s a little about me. If you want to know more, just ask. Of course, I may choose not to answer – after all, a girl has to maintain a little mystique!

Open book



  1. michellebcf said,

    One day I’m coming up to see you for a proper chat. I’ll warn you, so you *can* bake a cake! 😀

  2. kell1976 said,

    I’ll look forward to that, although you may not look forward so much to my cake – my baking skills aren’t at all great – LOL! I could make you a mean bolognese or something though! 😉

  3. It’s a Major Award! « It’s An Insane World Out There said,

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  4. Sandy said,

    You got something at my blog…again…go get it. 😀

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