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Hi, I’m Jules.
I love reading thrillers (especially dark psychological ones), horror, classics, historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, contemporary, women’s fiction, literary fiction and some romance. Oh, and I seem to have a soft spot for books that make me cry. To be honest, I’ll give pretty much anything a go.
I’m not a huge fan of fantasy, although I do enjoy magical realism. My least favourite genres are action and crime, especially police procedural.
In the 1990s I studied Pyschology, Sociology, Philosophy and Literature at university, so I do love a novel with depth, psychological suspense, intrigue, or twists and turns. The kind of story that gets me truly thinking about the characters and their choices, or challenging the boundaries of my feelings and beliefs.
Although I’ve been rating books on Goodreads for many years, I have only been actively reviewing books for authors and publishers since 2014, but loving every minute of it.
Favourite authors include Clive Barker, Joanne Harris, Daphne du Maurier, Philippa Gregory, Josephine Cox and Cecelia Ahern.
I’m 39, live in Cornwall, and I’m married with two dogs. I’m self-employed and sell novelty craft buttons online:
When I’m not working or reading, I love gardening, coastal and country walks, cooking and watching TV and films.
Some of my favourite films are The Neverending Story, Dirty Dancing, Grease, The Lost Boys, Titanic, The Karate Kid, Interview with the Vampire, Hellraiser, Coyote Ugly, Stigmata, Gladiator, Pearl Harbor, Edward Scissorhands, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Short Circuit, WALL.E, The Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho, Jaws, The Perfect Storm, Carrie, Moulin Rouge, Django Unchained, Horns, Interstellar, Maleficent and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.