Random Things Through My Letterbox

I met @annecater through Twitter – and was hooked by her self-confessed obsession with receiving things through the post which began when she was a child. I was that kind of child too. As an adult, she writes a blog called Random Things Through My Letter Box which is mainly about books, but sometimes about other stuff too. Things that make this site well worth a visit are:

  • The range and variety of books reviewed – there are plenty of surprises and some great new introductions.
  • The honesty of the reviewer – this really feels like one reader talking to another.
  • The huge books covers – a big plus for me, they look great and it’s often the way I choose my next read.
  • The ever-changing home page – this blog is current and on the pulse. Shows commitment and makes me think it’s worth a return visit.
  • Book giveaways – always a good thing.

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