Wild Thistle was supposed to be my third incarnation of a personal website but since I discovered I was posting book reviews more than anything else, I decided to concentrate more on what I was reading. While I do have a degree in English Literature, I don’t let that rule the type of book I want to read because I’m very much a mood reader which means I just go with the flow.
My Kindle is my primary source for reading so the books on this site have all been read in the ebook format. I only review books I’ve purchased myself, mainly because I don’t want to be bothered with the stress of dealing with deadlines and can post what I like when I like. My thoughts on a book are, of course, my own opinion and I try to be as respectful as possible because everyone has different tastes and just because I don’t enjoy something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
Books I Will Like
- Crime Fiction (particularly series based)
- Historical Fiction
- Non-Fiction (mainly biographies)
Books I Will Not Like
- Young Adult
- Historical Romance (i.e bodice rippers)
- Political Thrillers
- Nail Polish
- Historical Dramas
- Matt Bomer
Why Wild Thistle?
I wanted something with a Scottish flavour but also something that wasn’t too obvious. I started thinking about things associated with Scotland, and inevitably thistles came to mind which then led to Wild Thistle.