Welcome! I’m Lucy, a long-standing bookworm with a passion for literature and all things bookish. As a former Londoner and current Sydney-sider, this blog will offer you a window into the life of an expat, along with weekly book reviews, travel features and blogging tips, all written lovingly from my bedroom in Bondi.
I started this blog in 2012 to document the books I was reading from the BBC Big Read; a list of 100 books I challenged myself to read before my 30th birthday. You can see the list here, and read about how it felt to finish them all here. As well as weekly book reviews, I often write bookish features, including my favourite summer reads, spooky stories, and the best American greats. You can read about some of my best-loved books here, and find out what my all-time favourite book is here.
I moved to Australia in September 2015 to train to be a yoga teacher after five years in London, where I headed up the social media for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Since calling Bondi my new home, this blog has evolved into a space where I write about life down under, with travel features and blogging tips thrown in for good measure.
I hope you enjoy perusing my site, and feel free to get in touch by emailing me here.