About Me

My name is Emma (AKA bluebookbelle) and I am trying to get a job in book publishing! I have a Master degree in publishing, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature and English language.

I love reading, and I like intellectual conversations about literature and many other things. I like blogging about developments in the publishing industry and matters concerning the Digital Revolution, but also reviewing the books i have read.

I read whatever I’m in the mood for but that generally means:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • a bit of crime
  • the odd classic
  • dystopian/utopian fiction
  • fantasy
  • the very occasional chick lit
  • glossy coffee table books (mainly arty or architectural ones!)

I am also into translated fiction, after having written on the subject for my Masters dissertation, and I definitely think we should be reading more of this! I also have an interest in languages, and am trying to improve my French and German skills!

In my spare time, I review book manuscripts for a small publisher, which is interesting as I get something different each time!

I’m quite pleased that Jo Fletcher Books published one of my book reviews on their website! Review of Handling The Undead

Comments
  1. Hi there, just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and liking my post. And best of luck with your publishing career!

  2. Hi. *waves nervously*
    I was wondering, and only if you have a few moments to spare of course, I would hate to to be a bother, but would you prehaps consider giving my website a glance over. I’m writing an online story alongside my works which I hope to publish later on. Henry is a sort of experiment to see what sort of reaction my writing will get but I’m struggeling to find people who have a keen passion for books to have a look at the work. If it’s not too much trouble, I would really appriciate it.
    Thank you and good luck with the career, your reviewing style is lovely to read.

  3. Lauren says:

    Love your blog! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – here’s the info: http://thoughtsonmybookshelf.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/mission-accomplished-just-call-me-versatile/

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