Hello, and welcome to Marvel at Words.

I started this little blog on the 01 January 2013. I still can’t believe it’s been so long, and that I’m still here writing about books, reading, and all that goes along with bookwormism.

I continue to achieve what I originally set out to do, which was write reviews for all the books I read for me to look back on. And I do. I go back and read my reviews of previous books in a series, or books by the same author, or books I’ve been reminded of for some reason. I so, so rarely have the time to re-read books, but reading my reviews is a quick way to check in with books I adorded and smile about them all over again.

I also write discourse posts, which are more like short articles and meta stuff. Reading habits, creative bookishness, and the book life. I also have a series about bookshops I’ve visited while travelling. And of course there’s the just-for-fun bits. The memes, the questionnaires, the top ten Tuesdays, and the face-off Fridays.

I try to keep things orderly around here. All posts are categorised and tagged, and I also have an A-Z post of all the books I’ve reviewed, for easy reference. So it should be easy for folks to have a browse and find something that interests them.

My current aim is to do a little more with this ol’ blog of mine, including some attempt at a posting schedule and sharing some of my own short original fiction. But this is all a wishful work in progress. Watch this space!

So, if this sounds like your jam, take a look around and maybe follow along. I love comments and conversation, so I’d be chuffed to hear from you! You can also find me at other social internet locations, such as:

I use social media sparingly and sporadically, but am most active on instragram, tumblr, and goodreads. Come find me and say hello!

And the signifieds butt heads with the signifiers
And we all fall down slack jawed to marvel at words
When across the sky sheet the impossible birds
In their steady, illiterate movement homewards


Last updated: September 2019

11 Responses to About

  1. lynnsbooks says:

    I like your approach. When I first started my blog I was almost going to have a separate page for my reviews – one with spoilers, one without. I think the amount of time to do this put me off but I still think it’s a pretty good idea. As it is, I leave spoilers out but it makes it more difficult to remember everything when you look back!
    Lynn 😀

    • Wendleberry says:

      I try not to give away any twists or big endings, I just also don’t want to censor myself. I want to be free to talk about the details. Some reviews are more spoilery than others, it depends what I feel the need/urge to talk about. Even just the hints and details make it so easy to have the whole book come flooding back when I reread my reviews 🙂

  2. yasmine rose says:

    I haven’t been following you long but have really enjoyed reading your reviews. I like the balanced mix you have of different genre’s. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award if you would like to participate! Here is my link:

  3. You read some very interesting books! I look forward to following you.

  4. enjoyed…will follow… (because, given that my time-available-to-read-for-enjoyment is currently <23 minutes a day, maybe I can, at least for the next few minutes, remember what I think I've forgotten about the fun of books)

    got here 'cause I was out in search of images for a post today.


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  6. Thank you for following us at http://www.mrandmrshalloween.com! We can’t wait to read your book reviews!

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