Who am I? My name is Daniel, as you could probably tell. I’m currently a university student in Australia, and have loved reading for many years. I decided to start this blog after being inspired by other blogs, and I thought I’d give blogging a go, little did I know I’d still be going nearly 3 years on, and hundreds of posts later!

So what exactly is this blog about? This blog started by reading and reviewing books on a chapter-by-chapter basis, and with daily posts, back in October 2011. It was a wonderful experience covering Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, JK Rowling’s  The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling, plus all six books of The Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody (with the seventh and final still to be published). As well as the classic The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

However, time is at a premium these days, so I have largely swapped to a weekly single-review format, covering whatever I’ve been reading at the time, all of which you can find here. I do hope to cover more books in a chapter-by-chapter basis in the future though.

In addition to reviews, I also publish weekly a post about a bookish topic, under Bookish Topic Tuesday.

I, like most bibliophiles have a very extensive to read list, but I’m always up for suggestions, so leave them below, or on any of my posts.

Contact! I am on Twitter, where I tweet when my latest posts are up, and other general book stuff. I am [at]danielisreading. You can also take a look at my Goodreads profile (link on the side) where you can keep up to date with my progress of not only the books I review here, but my other general reading. You’ll also find my reviews and ratings of all the books I have (more recently) read, and which books I am planning to read in the future! Plus I am on Facebook.

If you would like to email me for any reason, you can at danielisreading [at] gmail.com

Spoilers – check out the new spoiler page

I would thank all of the authors and contributors who work on all of the books that I read, because without them, there would be nothing to read, and that would be sad. They all do an amazing job! Can’t forget the designers and artists who create the front covers, they are frequently stunning! And of course, you, who are reading this blog, need to be thanked as well, because your views and comments are what makes this worthwhile!


11 thoughts on “About

  1. I am concerned about your title, “daniel is reading”
    1. the grammar is OFF
    2. Does this imply that you formerly have not been reading?
    3. It sounds too much like a Twitter post.

    1. Firstly, I’d like to thank you Elizabeth for your comment.

      Secondly, the title ‘Daniel is reading’ was one I thought my be appropriate to the sort of blog I wanted to create, and admittedly it is difficult to come up with a really good name (do you have a suggestion for a better one?). I do know that ‘Daniel is reading’ sounds a bit barbaric as I am talking in third person, but ‘I am reading’ in my opinion is a worse option, also if you string together the book with the title then it explains what I am doing, ‘Daniel is reading Obernewytn’, again that probably isn’t the best grammar, but it describes what I am doing.

      Thirdly, I don’t think it implies I have formerly not been reading, I didn’t say, ‘Daniel has started to read’, but saying that I am reading. I was reading well before I started the blog, and will continue to read for as long as I am able to, regardless of the blog. But I thank you for providing an opportunity to clarify this.

      Fourthly, I am unsure how my post sounds like a ‘Twitter post’. On ‘Twitter’ you are only allowed 140 characters, and this post explaining how I want to run my blog and what it is about, exceeds this limit. If you would clarify further on this, it would be greatly appreciated, so I can improve the post.

      Lastly, were you aware that you have the exact same IP address, as two different people that commented on ‘The Book Thief – Part Six – Death’s Diary: Colonge’? Either you all use the same internet, or it is some weird coincidence! But thank you for your views, and for taking the time to read my post and comment, I appreciate it.

    1. Thankyou! I think your blog, where you are detailing your process of writing your own novel is fantastic! Lot’s of great writing tips. I wish you all the best with the Book, hope you can get it published one day (if that is your goal!). Thanks again

  2. I love the title of your blog. Although I was searching for a particular quote from “The Book Thief”, it was this title that made me want to read more of your blog. Dogeared and will return…Cheers

  3. I have been reading through your Chapter by Chapter recap of The Sending by Isobelle Carmody and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I am looking forward to see if your theories for The Red Queen come true, and to read your future Chapter by Chapter recaps of The Red Queen (if the book ever releases and if you do end up doing a recap for the book). I’m happy to find someone who enjoys the series as much as I do 🙂

    1. Thank you very much! I certainly can’t wait for it! And I’ll try to do posts, hopefully it comes out at a good time.

      Definitely check out obernewtyn.net if you haven’t already to chat with other fans.

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