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About Me

I'm Kirsty. I live on the North Norfolk coast. I went to UEA and did a History degree. I now teach History to teenagers. Outside of work I love to read, search ebay and charity shops for random vintage bargains, knit, go to yoga classes and pretend it's still the 90s. I also run even though I mostly hate it because it balances out all the time sitting reading on the sofa.

The Overflowing Library
I started this site in 2010 as a way for me to document my vast amounts of reading because I was struggling to keep track.I now review and promote books on here, on twitter and instagram (I'm overflowingklc on both) and goodreads.

Review Policy
I am currently only taking review requests for physical books because I hated my kindle with a burning passion and have since lost it. Please note I cannot guarantee to review every book I receive on my blog. However do tend to promote almost everything received somewhere. This might be via a tweet, by rating it on goodreads or in a book haul photo on instagram.

I am happy to consider books for review that fit in to the one of the following categories

Contemporary fiction
I love contemporary fiction aimed at adults or teenagers.I particularly love to work with and promote books by British authors particularly those writing UKYA and women's fiction.

Historical books
I teach history and love history books. I am always glad to receive fiction or non fiction aimed at young people from KS3 up (age 11+)  or adult titles. I'm interested in all periods of history but do get particularly excited about medicial history, the suffragettes and anything set in Britain from the Georgian period to modern day with a social history focus.  In addition to reviewing historical titles on my blog I will also promote suitable titles at school and via my professional twitter feeds @KLC_History and @History_AHS
If you have a book you'd like me to consider for review that fits in one of the categories above (or both goodness me I love a time slip novel) please contact me on twitter @overflowingklc