Hello! I’m a long-time fantasy fan who loves talking about books. I prefer character-focused stories with good worldbuilding, though pretty prose is a nice bonus. I’m also a complete sucker for mundane/slice of life fantasy. When it comes to sci-fi, I like the kind with a more social bent (Le Guin…) or focus firmly on the characters rather than the science and tech. Generally leaning more adult than YA. Outside of SFF, I also like the occasional romance book and historical nonfiction (the 18th century being my particular obsession)…but let’s be honest most of what I read is SFF, so that’s what I blog about.
Oh, and I love Star Wars a lot.
My aim is to provide honest, analytical (though obviously very subjective!) reviews to hopefully help fellow readers decide whether a book is worth their time. All my reviews are spoiler-free, though reviews of sequels may contain spoilers for previous installments.
Favourite book: The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan (review!)
When I’m not reading or looking for new books to read, I enjoy sketching, worldbuilding, knitting, dicking around on discord, playing the occasional video game, and building model airplanes.
@paracactus on twitter
Para (wanderer) on goodreads