Welcome to ThrillerSeekers; My blog for people who love to read Thriller and Crime novels!
2020: A year for many changes
I started this blog in January 2020 to help keep myself distracted from the ending of a relationship, but also to help me embrace my love of books and have somewhere to share my thoughts and opinions. I knew absolutely nothing about how to work a website, blog or what to write… so I just jumped straight in not knowing how it was going to go.
Then, in March the first Coronavirus lockdown happened in the UK and I was placed on furlough, which was utterly bonkers for me because I’ve never had more than 3 consecutive days off since starting working aged 16. But, I ended up being homebound for 2 months. It had pros and cons, that’s for sure – getting a great tan and loads of reading time being the 2 main pros!
The weather certainly helped, I think. If we’d had a typically unsettled UK Spring/Summer I’d probably have struggled more, but I’m a sun-lover and we definitely had lots of sun! (Its been the warmest year on average here).
I went back to work in June and didn’t stop working until Christmas time. I moved house in December too, which threw another load of uncertainty into the mix, but I’m settled now and very happy in my cosy abode; I even created a little reading den. The house will be an evolving progress as I no doubt will end up rearranging every room frequently until I find the perfect layout, but I enjoy organising rooms to suit different situations and incorporating new furniture pieces.
Throughout a thoroughly odd 12 months I’ve found reading to be my “Saving Grace”. I hope my reviews and posts have been of some interest to fellow readers out there and I vow to continue posting as and when I can, factoring in my job and other hobbies.
Who knows what twists and turns 2021 will throw our way but just like any good Thriller – being kept on our toes isn’t necessarily such a bad thing, is it? – GJ
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Every book review I post will appear on my endless scrolling Blog Feed in reverse chronological order (newest at the top).
There’s a drop-down menu at the top where posts are categorised into specific collections such as ‘Series Reviews’ and ‘Currently Reading’ as and when I post them.
I also love to support new, upcoming authors who are starting out, so you’ll find those collated together under the ‘Discover New Authors’ tab from the drop-down menu at the top.
There’s also a search bar at the bottom of each page, so hopefully this will make it easier for you to navigate and find reviews of the books you’d like to read!
Happy Reading! – GJ
Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start…
Hi! I’m Grace, 25, from the UK and I love reading Thriller and Crime novels. Always have, always will. Combine this with my love of detective dramas (I spent a lot of Sundays on the sofa watching classic Midsomer Murders growing up) and it’s probably safe to say I am fascinated by what can push people to the edge and make life-changing decisions.
Life is overwhelming and I often find a high percentage of news and media spewed around is completely pointless, irrelevant and superficial. That’s why I love escaping into a great novel. You become immersed in the page-turning act of being in a different life; you are the characters, you are transported to the setting, you are following the Means, Motive, Opportunity mantra, and it is so comforting, like your favourite mug of hot tea (I love tea by the way). Don’t get me wrong, they can be hard to read, some of the crimes are horrific and you can lose a little faith in humanity, but ultimately there is a solution, there has to be. People can’t just disappear, or can they? – GJ