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Thanks for stopping by!

I love reading. And I love writing. Always have done. So this blog is a way for me to combine two passions.

(Other passions include wine, road trips and the occasional attempt at cooking.)

The Book Brief is home to my all of my thoughts on books, mainly in the form of reviews which are just my opinions but I try to keep them balanced and fair. I love interacting with other bloggers who share my interests, and will always do my best to respond to comments. I think my reading taste is pretty varied, so hopefully there’s a nice selection of reviews here.

I’m also on Goodreads. I mainly use it for tracking books I’ve read, but I’m always happy to meet fellow book lovers too!

Review Policy

August 2020: Please note I’m no longer accepting review requests from self-publishers/indie authors. I’ve removed my email address because I feel terrible about all the requests I haven’t been able to reply to (I’m sorry!) but if you wish to get in touch with me about anything you can comment below.


35 responses to “Emma

  1. Hi!
    I’ve been reading your book reviews and would like to invite you to a new Pinterest board:

    This is a place for book lovers to share their favorite books and also a great place to increase traffic to your website by pinning your own book reviews or book-related discussions.

    To join, please follow the board http://www.pinterest.com/lasesana/books-to-read-reviews-and-recommendations/ (I cannot invite you to join the group unless we both follow each other), when I see you join, I’ll invite you to pin! If you don’t get an invitation, shoot me a quick email lasesana@gmail.com including your Pinterest username and I’ll send you the invitation!

    (you don’t have to approve this comment- this message is just FYI and not blogspam)

    • Hi there!
      I’m not actually on Pinterest at the moment…it’s one of those things I still need to get around to.
      Had a look at your board though and some of the stuff on there looks really good!
      I’m planning on joining soon (hopefully this weekend if I get some time), and I will definitely follow your board when I do.
      Thanks for visiting my blog anyway 🙂

  2. I see you enjoy many titles I like also. Looking forward to your reviews. Please visit sometime. www,allanhudson.ca

  3. Hi, I enjoy your reviews. Can I send you my book to review? I think you would enjoy it!


  4. Hi Donna, Thanks for following my blog and I’m so sorry about taking so long to reply! I’ve been pretty busy and I haven’t reviewed any books sent from authors before, I wasn’t sure about doing it.
    If you’re still interested, feel free to email me a copy of your book at emmakwilliams89@gmail.com. I wouldn’t like to give a timescale on when I’d get round to posting a review though as I have an extremely long to-read list!


  5. Hey Emma, I nominated you for the Liebster Award! It is an award given out to new blogs to gain followers and views! You can check out the award details here, and congrats (:

  6. Hey! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Here’s the link to my post: https://anoutsiderreview.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/versatile-blogger-award/

  7. I’m interested in including you in my list of book review bloggers on:


    It is free to be on the directory, and it is a way for readers and authors to find your website. Let me know either via the “contact me” or the “Join the List” form if that’s something that interests you!

    -Ryan Lanz

  8. Hi, I’ve nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award! Check it out here: https://bookmuffin.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/creative-blogger-award/

  9. Tasha

    Hi Emma! I’ve nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award because I love reading your blog! Thanks for being part of the community! https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-blogger-recognition-award/

  10. Hey there, just nominated you to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Can’t wait to see your quotes! Check out the rules and my PART 2 post here: https://princessicaofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-part-2/

  11. Tasha

    Hi Emma! I know I’ve recently nominated you for an award but I enjoy reading your blog so much here’s another one.

    If you accept I look forward to reading your post 🙂


    • Aw thank you so much! 🙂 I have to admit, I’m quite bad at getting around to doing these and I haven’t done your last one yet – but I really appreciate them and hopefully will get round to them soon! 🙂

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  23. Paul W West

    Hi Emma,

    Would you be willing to review my YA novel, “Bridgetown High?” If you would, let me know what you need from me?

    Paul W. West, Author
    Bridgetown High

    • Hi Paul, thanks for getting in touch but I’m not currently accepting any more books for review – still working through my mounting TBR! Good luck with your novel though 🙂

  24. Kelly

    Hi Emma,
    My name is Kelly and I am PA to Dawn Brower and would like to invite you to be a part of her tour for her November 19th release A Heart Redeemed (contemporary romance). ARCs are available, but reviews are not a requirement of the tour.

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