Saph1re's Synopsis

Professional Reader80%Challenge Participant

 

 

 

Hi, I'm Jules.

 

The name Saph1re came about many years ago when I was setting up an eBay account, but every username I tried was taken. I happened to look down at my sapphire engagement ring and decided to spell it wrong, and guess what, it was available :-)

 

I love reading thrillers (especially dark psychological ones), horror, classics, historical fiction, science fiction, contemporary, women's fiction, and some romance, My least favourite genres are action and crime.

 

Although I've been rating books on Goodreads for years, I have only been actively reviewing books for authors and publishers since 2014, but loving every minute of it.

 

Favourite authors include Clive Barker, Joanne Harris, Daphne du Maurier, Philippa Gregory, Josephine Cox and Cecelia Ahern.

I'm 38, live in Cornwall, and I'm married with two dogs. I'm self-employed and sell novelty craft buttons online:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Punch-N-Julie

When I'm not working or reading, I love gardening, coastal and country walks, cooking and watching TV and films.

 

Some of my favourite films are The Neverending Story, Dirty Dancing, Grease, Lost Boys, Titanic, The Karate Kid, Interview with the Vampire, Hellraiser, Coyote Ugly, Stigmata, Gladiator, Pearl Harbor, Edward Scissorhands, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Short Circuit, WALL.E, The Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho, Jaws, The Perfect Storm, Carrie, Moulin Rouge, Django Unchained, Horns, Interstellar, Maleficent and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

 

 

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January2017
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text: I can't cope with BookLikes any more - I'm now on WordPress
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text: Problems with Booklikes
Hi folks, I just wondered if anyone else is having problems with Booklikes loading incredibly slowly or not at all? It's slower than dial up about 20 years ago! I've been havi...
December2016
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Book Review - Witness, by Caroline Mitchell
Having read three crime novels by this author in the past, I was quite intrigued by Witness, as it was described as a thriller rather than crime. I’m not a huge fan of police ...
Witness - Caroline Mitchell
updated shelf:
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Book Review - Lizzie's Christmas Escape
I rarely get overly excited about romance novels, as I don’t often fall in love with them, but I have to admit I loved Lizzie’s Christmas Escape from beginning to end. This st...
Lizzie's Christmas Escape - Christie Barlow
Book Review - Geordie Selwyn's Christmas Carol
This was an enjoyable Christmas short story about making the most of Christmas and appreciating what is truly important in life before it's too late.Ideal if you fancy a quick...
Geordie Selwyn's Christmas Carol - Hilary Mortz, George Wilberforce Selwyn
December2016
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Book Review - The Gift, by Louise Jensen
The Gift is a hold your breath type of psychological thriller about thirty year old Jenna who receives a heart transplant from a young woman called Callie. Jenna feels differe...
December2016
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Book Review - A Cornish Christmas Carol, by Liz Fenwick
I really enjoyed A Cornish Christmas Carol. This is a modern retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and who doesn’t enjoy a dash of Dickensian festive flair this tim...
Book Review - All I Want for Christmas, by Jenny Hale
All I want for Christmas is a story about the importance of family.Overall, it was a reasonably enjoyable story. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to connect with the characters f...
All I Want For Christmas: A feel good Christmas romance to warm your heart - Jenny Hale
Book Review - Death Stalks Kettle Street, by John Bowen
I was initially attracted to Death Stalks Kettle Street by its title and front cover, and I’m so pleased I was, as I thoroughly enjoyed this murder mystery, with its intriguin...
Death Stalks Kettle Street - John Bowen
Book Review - Cheated, by Eddie Slain
Having been somewhat disturbed by Eddie Slain’s previous novel, BLED, my dark side has been secretly looking forward to reading his second novel, CHEATED.Compared to BLED, I w...
Cheated - Eddie Slain