About Me

Hello.. My name is Shayney Hardcastle, I’m 24 and I live in Wales, UK. I have decided to set up this blog so I have a place to write down and express my thoughts and reviews about my love of books. I am a great lover of books and wanted a place where I could express how I feel about each book once I finish reading it and hopefully discuss that book and others things, with other people in the blogging world. I come from a big family who don’t read at all so they don’t understand how great reading can be and I’m always being told “Why read when you can watch the film”, so it can be nice to have a place to express them feelings and not feel so alone out there.

I love reading different types of books and being taken into so many new and exciting worlds that the authors wish to transport you into. I 100% prefer to read a physical copy of a book, compared to an eBook, even though it is easier and you can carry more around with a kindle, but you just can’t beat a physical book, in my opinion. I just get into a physical book easier, holding it in my hands, seeing how much I’ve read and knowing how much I’ve got left, the progress I’ve made, whereas with a kindle and eBook, I’m just staring at a screen and it takes me longer to get into the book.

I’ve been sent a few e-books lately from different authors, including ARC, who have sent them to me in exchange for honest reviews of their books, so I have started reading e-books more than usual. That is also another reason why I have set up this blog. I’ve only been able to give reviews so far on Goodreads and Amazon, so in order to improve that and because I’m being sent more and more books to review, I wanted another source to give reviews.

I did have a previous blog dedicated to my love of books and I loved doing it. So much so, that I paid for this domain name, which I liked a lot more than my previous one and wanted to maybe spend more time and effort on it than I admittedly spent on my previous blog. Plus by paying for it, it would encourage me to do so also. So hopefully I will have gotten a lot better at it, but will still learn and develop by reading other peoples blogs and grow as my own blogger.

If you are an author looking for somebody to review your book, in eBook or print format then please feel free to email me or leave me a comment. Please check out my Review Policy first before emailing me. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

My email address is: shayneybuckley@hotmail.com

Twitter: @CaughtWithABook

Facebook: @shayneyhardcastle

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