About me

Hello and thank you for stopping by on my blog.

My name is Tammy and I'm a 27-year old online lifestyle journalist from Cape Town, South Africa.

My love for reading started from a very early age when my mother used to buy me those books and audio cassettes that you could read and sing along to.

Believe it or not, I actually still have my Dumbo audio cassette, which was one of the first books I ever possessed (I started with the Disney books before I progressed onto Kathy and Mark and Wind in the Willows).

I am and have always been a voracious reader and can't remember ever being without a book. One of the most vivid memories of my love of reading and how that love saved me, was during my junior school years.

I was severely bullied as a child and would spend most of my school days hiding out in the library.

At first, the library was just a place where I could hide from the mean girls in the playground squad, but the more time I began to spend there, the more I realised that I had access to an a treasure trove of hidden worlds filled with magic and adventure.

I had always loved reading by then, but those daily trips to my book palace made me realise just how much having access to books mattered to me. I'm thankful to those girls who picked on me - because they are the ones that only served to cement my love of reading.

I hope I get to tell them that one day.

I currently work as an online journalist for one of South Africa's largest women's lifestyle websites, where I'm fortunate enough to manage our books section (I really love that my actual job also entails me working so closely with books and local publishers), our blogging
community and our bridal section.
When I'm not reading, I spend my time writing snail mail (I have a passion for that good old and sadly, lost art), collecting fairy paraphernalia (I ADORE fairies and anything fantasy related), swapping post cards, hiking (although it's been ages since I've last done that) and feeding my social networking addiction.

Thank you for stopping by. I always love getting the chance to chat to people who are as passionate about books as I am.

If you're interested in having me review your book, please check out my review policy.

Happy browsing.

Tammy