Round Profil PicI’m Babs, a 42 year old mother-of-one. I live near Glasgow in the UK with my husband, son, three cats and two fish. I run my own website design business, working with small business clients and bloggers all over the world. I am an Apple-addict, coder, amateur photographer, and all-round bit of a geek.

I am an avid read and have been for as long as I can remember and am an active member of GoodReads and Read it Swap it. I read both paper- and e-books and have both a kindle and a kobo to feed my addiction!



Genres I like include:

  • Psychological thrillers
  • Murder/Mystery
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Chick lit
  • Travelogues
  • Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs
  • “Light” Sci-Fi (e.g. Hitchhikers Guide … type books)
  • Dystopian
  • Food and Drink


I prefer not to read:

  • Romance (all sub-genres including contemporary, paranormal, dark, historical, YA)
  • Erotica
  • Young Adult
  • Mythology
  • Fantasy
  • Fan fiction
  • Self / Independently-Published books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Horror
  • Poetry


I review all books honestly, whether I have received an advanced copy of the title, purchased it myself, taken it out of the library, received it via a swap, or picked it up on one of my (many!) book shopping trips.

I occasionally use affiliate links on this site. This doesn’t alter the price you pay for any purchase, but I receive a small commission on the sale which I use towards the running costs of the website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

You can contact me at hello@babsbookshelf.co.uk.