My name is Darran, 25 years old, and I’m currently the Children’s Bookseller for Waterstones Northallerton (@WstonesNorthal or www.facebook.com/waterstones.northallerton). I’ve been doing the job for a few years now, and I love it with all my heart. I set up a blog because quite frankly, some of the books I read are just too good NOT to shout about! Most of them tend to be Teen/Young Adult stuff, but sometimes younger books slip through, because ultimately I’m a child at heart. Oh, and I read a lot of Graphic Novels too!
Outside of the big W, I’m a passionate musician, playing bass guitar in a prog-rock-ish outfit called That Hideous Summer, and constantly listening to music, discovering new bands, and, money permitting, going to gigs. I’m also a great big science nerd, although completely amateur, but I love astronomy, astrophysics and physics in general. I do a lot of gaming, especially on my Xbox 360, and I can be found HERE.
I suppose that’s all there is to say about me. I can be found on Twitter (@ShinraAlpha), where all opinions are my own, and swear words may crop up a lot.
All my reviews can also be found on www.waterstones.com, and I would kindly ask you to check out your nearest branch if any have caught your eye. Bookshops and their expert staff are something we take for granted. You’ll miss them when they’re gone…