I moved to London in September 2010 and being a bit of a novice I managed to choose a house in Tooting despite working in Russell Square. For the uninitiated this means I have a 50 minute tube journey every day. Now this is most people’s idea of hell especially on the Northern line which is one of the busiest lines running in London and is especially crammed in a morning. However I love it.

Why? Because it means I get to spend almost two hours a day reading guilt-free!

I decided when I came here that I would do my best to get through all those books you “have to read before you die” and I have to say I’m doing pretty well, even though I keep getting distracted by new, shiny books that I have to read RIGHT NOW.

So this blog is a place where I can share my thoughts and feelings on books and the tube and maybe get some feedback from the world in general on what I should read next. I hope you enjoy it.

Just to prove I love the tube, here’s a picture of me on it (without a book):


10 responses to “About

  1. Hey, I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger Award. Congratulations! http://tothebalcony.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  2. Wow, this is such a great idea for a blog! I would love to feel guilt free reading on my way to work everyday, that would be awesome (as long as you could find a seat that is). 😛
    I have also recently moved to London for university, the tubes terrify me, lol. I find them so confusing! Any tips?

    • You don’t need a seat, a couple of weeks and you’ll be an expert at reading stodd up, holding your book with one hand with your ear smashed in someone else’s armpit, trust me it’s the only way to travel!

      I’m so glad you like the blog, I was pretty intimidated by the tubes at first but once you get the hang of them they’re great! My tip would be to check the map before you get to the station so you know what line you need and what direction. That way if you keep your eyes up so you see the platform indicators early you won’t have to suddenly stop in front of maps and make everyone tut!

      Oh and maybe start with the Northern line, if you can work that one out, the rest won’t be any trouble 😉 Enjoy!

      • Thanks. 🙂 Agh, yeah that’s my biggest worry that people will give me ‘the look’ lol, the you amateur you’re holding us up look!

      • Haha I sometimes catch myself doing that to people but unless I’m in a really bad mood I try to cover it up by smiling or asking if they need help. It’s alright though, the only really annoying people are the ones who get in your way and are clearly lost but look like you’re mad when you offer to point them in the right direction!

  3. Hi, I don’t know if you do awards, but I have nominated you for The Liebster award. http://xarglebook.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/an-award-wow/ Don’t feel you have to pass it on, but just to say I’m really enjoying following your blog and thanks for inspiring me to do the 30 day challenge.

    • Why thank you very much! I actually did one of those posts not so long ago *blushes* but I’m very pleased you enjoy my posts. I’ve loved seeing your answers to the 30 day challenge and I’m looking forward to the rest of them!

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  5. Hi 🙂 I have nominated you for The Liebster Award, you can read all about here http://mebookshelfandi.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/award/ – I see now that you’ve already received two so I suppose that makes you once, twice, three times The Liebster! xx

  6. I have nominated you for an award. Look for the post 8/14!

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