About Amethyst

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Hi. My name is Trish. 
Welcome to Amethyst. 

I review books written by Christian authors or with Christian themes but also blog on a range of topics related to books and reading. I live in the UK and have worked in education settings pretty much all of my working life. I've always loved reading (when I was young I would even read the sauce bottles if there wasn't anything else for me to read).

It’s amazing though, how ‘stuff’ can easily get in the way. Over the last 4 years (whilst I’ve been studying), my reading has been largely limited to academic books, rather than reading purely for enjoyment. So, starting this reading blog is my way of rebalancing my focus for reading.

I enjoy reading most genres of books, but particularly historical novels, thrillers (psychological or political), as well as books for skills/personal development. During 2011, I will also be taking part in  theladybugreads ebook challenge. I’ve set myself a realistic target of between 6 books but hope to read more towards the 12 mark.

If a reading challenge piques your interest, why not keep me company on this reading challenge. You can sign up for the challenge via the Book Challenge page. Don’t forget to include a link to your blog post about the E-Book Reading Challenge (if you have one). That way other participants can join in and read your reviews and post.

Alternatively, why not stay in touch anyway, share comments and keep up to date with my blogging journey. You can do this using the links on the right of the page (for email subscription and twitter). I 
do hope that you will visit the site regularly, share your comments and enjoy the blogs.  Thank you for visiting the site. Look forward to hearing from you.

Review Requests

Are you a publisher or author who would like to have your book(s) reviewed? You can request an ebook or book review by e-mailing me at Amethyst. (N.B. Unfortunately, I am unable to review self published works). Additionally, if you would like me to promote a book(s), I would be happy to include an e-interview or guest post on the site.

I am particularly interested in Christian ebooks/books targeted at adult and young people. Genres can  include: autobiographies/ biographies, fantasy/science fiction, historical fiction, humour, inspirational, mystery/thriller, personal development, poetry, and romance.

About Amethyst reviews

All reviews posted by Amethyst will be completed honestly and without bias or influence from any publisher/author or other external sources (for example, through affiliate links or book review programmes). Ebooks received as part of a review agreement with the publisher/author will not be copied or passed on to a third party. Hardcopy books received for review purposes may be given away, swapped as part of a book scheme or donated to good causes once the review has been completed. Reviews posted on the Amethyst site are the personal opinions of the reviewer and not based on any claim to particular genre or specialist knowledge.

Affiliate Links

Amazon.co.uk: I am a participant in the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk/Javari.co.uk/Amazon.de/Amazon.fr/Javari.fr/Amazon.it.

Book Review Programmes

Book review programme provide free books to bloggers in exchange for honest book reviews. I participate in the following: BookSneeze