While I Was Reading

My mission at While I Was Reading is to introduce readers to content and authors which may be outside their bookish comfort zone. I strive to encourage discussion not only about books, but also how we relate to them in regard to our own personal histories. By sharing my experiences, I weed out the overhyped and trendy titles, and I will lead readers to a richer life intellectually and emotionally, by introducing them to the “right” reading material for whatever they may be going through in life.


Love Sawyer

I’m Randi, the beauty, and brains behind everything you’ll see on Kiss Like a Girl. There are a few things you need to know about me before you get too far into my website:

I’m one of those hopelessly romantic, disgustingly optimistic people you might have heard about.
I see life as one big opportunity to fall in love and live happily ever after. EVERYONE deserves their happily ever after.

I have a bit of a reading problem. It’s pretty rare to find me without a book in my hand. Because I love reading so much, I want other people to experience it, so I post reviews on my blog.

As much as I love reading I pretty much only read contemporary romance and erotica. What can I say, nothing makes me happier than a good love story. Now if that love story has scenes that steam up my kindle and make my heart race, I’m a very happy camper.


The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary

The blog is wholly devoted to book reviews, although I do have other side blogs, and predominantly features Young Adult novels as a result of my job as a teacher – teaching 12-18 year olds. As an English Literature graduate from the University of Cambridge and with fifteen years’ experience of teaching English Language and Literature, I love both literary and historical fiction as well as generally urban fantasy, speculative fiction and steampunk novels. As an aspiring crime writer as well, I naturally devour large amounts of crime fiction.

I like to think that my reviews are honest but fair and informed by a wide experience of reading in a wide range of genres.

Please engage and challenge if you disagree!


The Eclectic Review

Welcome to The Eclectic Review. I have been writing reviews since 2009 and I love finding new authors to read. I am open to any genre, fiction or non-fiction.


Jess Combs

I love books with engaging characters that really draw me into the story. Because my reading tastes vary widely, I post about books from many different categories. Everything ranging from the newest children’s story my foster kids are currently loving to the random books my middle schooler feels EVERYONE should be reading to my latest pick in fantasy, science fiction, mystery, drama drama drama (my own category rank), to women’s and literary fiction and historical fiction that gives me a new version of historical events… I basically read and enjoy anything with characters that make me feel as if I know them and we’re going on a journey together. (I often talk about characters from my favorite books as if they live next door.)


Anky’s Book Bubble

At Anky’s Book Bubble, you’ll find book reviews from a variety of genres, intriguing author interviews, fun guest posts by authors, bloggers as well as readers and a little something about my own writing career!


2 Girls & A Book

Gushing about my favorite books and fangirling over authors is my life! I am blessed to have Crystal with me to introduce ​ you to wonderful ​authors and fantastic reads. I do not leave home without my kindle and spend every free moment reading. I love meeting authors and attending book signings. 2 Girls & A Book was created from that love and I hope you enjoy my experiences and reviews as well.


Lady Heather’s Reviews

reading good books, writing, coffee, chocolate, wine, cooking & baking, yoga & pilates, and hanging out with my family and friends

Favorite Books
I read military/historical/paranormal/contemporary, and erotica romance and because of the content of these books
I only accept friendships with people who are 18+

About Me:
I’m a hopeless romantic.
I LOVE stories that have an über-alpha-protective-broken male leads, and sassy-kick-ass-intelligent-witty female leads.
The stories I read MUST have a Happily Ever After.
I often re-read my favorite books.

My Rating System:

5 Stars- Amazing
4 Stars- Loved it
3 Stars- Liked it
2 Stars- It was okay
1 Star – I didn’t like it

Words I try to live by: “Treat people the way you’d like to be treated”



I read a lot of New Adult and Adult romance. I must say, Erotica is my #1 favorite genre. Dark romance is something I read too. My book preference also varies with YA. I read very selective YA Fantasy, not a big fan of Urban Fantasy, YA contemporary romance – not so much. Historical Mystery limits to books based in the Victorian Era preferably having a female lead with a very witty male counterpart.


The Hungry Bookworm

The Hungry Bookworm combines all the best things about books with all the best things about food. Each book review is paired with a recipe, inspired by the book or mentioned in the pages, making it the perfect companion for book clubs! In addition to reviews/recipes, I participate in monthly book lists and book tours.