Introducing Beth

Posted 23 January, 2015 by Beth / 18 Comments


Hi everyone! I’m Beth and I’m the newest reviewer here at On a Book Bender. I’m been a huge fan of this blog for about a year now and I was so excited when I got the opportunity to be on the team of reviewers.

I really am a fun person that loved talking to people about books, so feel free to leave comments on my reviews, even if we have different opinions. I am a nice person (most of the time) and I think everyone has the right to their own bookish opinion.

That being said I should start this with explaining my reviewing tendencies. My rating are a little different than most and I don’t want someone to see a 3 star on a book they really liked and think that I hate it.

5 stars: I REALLY loved this book. I will be shoving this into your face. I will be re-reading this, probably multiple times.

4 stars: I liked it a lot. I would recommend it to you, even if its not a genre you may normally read because you may still like it. I may re-read it if I’m in the mood for it.

3 stars: It was good. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it. I would recommend it to someone that was asking for that particular genre.

2 stars: I probably wouldn’t recommend this to anyone unless they were searching specifically for this book. Will probably give away to the library or used bookstore because I don’t want it taking up room on my shelf.

1 star: I hardly give these out, but when I do it’s not pretty.

Now, onto my favourite genre! Mystery. Mystery. Mystery. I’ve been reading mystery books since I was a little kid, starting with Goosebumps and Nancy Drew. Nancy Drew books were my Harry Potter. Then in high school, I really started reading mystery books and I haven’t stopped since.

Lately, I’ve been reading more chick-lit/romance and young adult, but I’m more likely to pick up a mystery novel. I’m also really into sports biographies, but I don’t normally review them because it’s difficult. But I do love talking about sports /sports biographies so if that’s something you’re into, feel free to let me know!

Some of my favourite books are:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • Broken Harbour by Tana French
  • I am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
  • Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson
  • Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  • Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  • Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Those are just the more recent ones. I have a much longer list, but you get the idea.

Some of my favourite authors are

  • Janet Evanovich
  • Tana French
  • Colleen Hoover
  • Gillian Flynn

Some of my bookish memories were from when I was younger and I would read books with my grandma. That’s where I got my love of reading. I would say, though, that my favourite bookish moments are when I finish a book and just look at my boyfriend and he says “did it ruin your life?” This happens more than I would like to admit to.

Some other places that you can find me is on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and Instagram. Feel free to stalk follow/add me!

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18 Responses to “Introducing Beth”

    • Beth

      I’m so excited to join you, Kelly! We’re going to have so much fun.

      I drank two cans of Coke today so we’re all feeling a little loopy!

  1. Hi!! I can’t wait to read your reviews. I used to read mysteries all the time! I’ve drifted away, but I still love them. The Stephanie Plum books are too much fun. Have you ever read the Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley? They are fun, too. Very unique.
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    • Beth

      Stephanie Plum is so great. I can’t wait until I can talk about that series. I’ll have to check out the series you mentioned.

    • Beth

      HI JENNY!!!! I love the excitement :) Mystery is so great so yay for you reading it! I can happily give out recommendations!

    • Beth

      I have a few great books that I’ll be reviewing soon so if you like the reviews, maybe you can check them out!

  2. Hey there Beth! I can’t wait to get to know you better. It sounds like Amanda has added another great person to her team! :)

    I too love mysteries but I’m more of a cozy mystery reader. Gone Girl traumatized me for a few months. Lol! I don’t know if I’m ready for another Flynn novel.

    I think you’re rating breakdown is fantastic! It really explains it well.
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    • Beth

      I’m glad you like the rating! I know it’s a little different from most, but it works best for me. Gone Girl was really good but I can understand why some people were put off by it! Hope you enjoy my reviews :)

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