I am Steph, and Bookshine and Readbows is my book blog which was established in 2017.
I am passionate about books and spend every minute of my (limited) free time either reading or posting reviews!
Reason for blogging
It was an author and friend who recommended I give blogging a go, due to my love of reading and my informal work as a proofreader. Since then I have published many reviews; made more author, blogger and reader friends; and built up a small (but passionate) array of paid editing services.
I love all genres of books and am willing to give anything a go, but my personal bookcases are stuffed with comedic fantasy, urban fantasy and mystery series.
Aside from reading I have no other hobbies, as my time is more than filled by my day job (in Finance), two children (6 & 3), two cats, a dog and a chronic illness (ME/CFS)! Reading has always given me relaxation, adventure and escape; and now blogging about books provides me with a creative outlet that allows me to feel productive without sapping too much of my energy.