About Me

Hello and Welcome to Book Review Bay! My name is Laurynne (pronounced Lauren) and I’m a 30 (ish) year old graphic & web designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend most of my time reading, blogging and surfing Amazon for new books. When I’m not doing that, I’m designing something. I love coffee, books and of course red wine.

I’m an absolute romantic and I love to read books that make me swoon. If you’d like to see more about what books I read and which I definitely wont, you can view my review policy here.

I’ve always been an avid reader but I wasn’t always someone who blogs or reviewed books. In late 2012 I created my blog ‘Coffee, Books & Lipgloss’ where I first began putting my thoughts out there and sharing it with others who love reading romance novels. As time went by I became more and more obsessed with reviewing and forced my way into the book blogger community.

At the start of 2013, Coffee, Books & Lipgloss took off much bigger than I ever intended it to be. This made me rethink my approach and the standard of reviews I wanted to offer others. So as the year went on I took it much more seriously and then, at the start of this year (2014) I relaunched Coffee, Books & Lipgloss (CBL Reviews) as Book Review Bay.

So welcome, stay a while and I hope you find my reviews helpful 🙂 xxx Laurynne

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