Hello and Welcome to Tea and Tales

Hello! Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of tea.

My name is Natasha and I am a self proclaimed junkie. Of books. The ‘to-be-read’ pile by my bed is threatening to burst through the ceiling into the living room below. I deliberately get an early train to work so I can sit in a cafe by the station and read with a coffee for 20 minutes before I start work.

I am a mum of two and a television editor. I have found myself editing several documentaries recently about literature, including Being the Bronte’s for BBC2, A Very British Romance and A Very British Murder both with Lucy Worsley, and I have just finished Andrew Marr’s Paperback Rules on crime fiction. This has only strengthened my bookworm tendencies.

I’m not particularly intellectual about the books I choose, but I do like them to be well-written and carefully edited. Not over-long or full of errors. I can happily read a throw-away suspense novel one week and a classic of English literature the next.

Here is where I am going to keep a diary of sorts of all the books that I read and share my favourites and not-so favourites with you. I do hope you’ll come back from time to time to see what I’ve been reading.IMG_2707