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Matthew R. Bell

So it's been a while since I made this blog, and I've never really made a dedicated About Me page, mainly because I have no idea what to say. I think I'll start off simple, my name is Matthew (Matty for those who've known me for a long time, but never Matt, Matt is my Dad) and I'm twenty-four. I live in Scotland, where the sun is forever playing a desperate game of hide-and-seek. I love books - if you hadn't noticed - of all kinds. I'm really someone who will read almost anything, as you'll see from my reviews. 

I guess my intentions when I made this blog was just to be more active throughout the reading community; to give my thoughts and opinions on the books I read. I've spoken to lovely people throughout the experience and it's nice to be welcomed so warmly. My reviews are, hopefully, concise but in-depth. I think I keep them to-the-point because I like to be immersed when reading. I also never nitpick; I like taking a novel as a whole. If there's something that irks me throughout a book I can usually just shrug it off (unless it's prevalent and refuses to go away) and focus on the good. 

I am a writer, but I always think of myself as a reader first. You can check out My Works page up top if you're interested in the stories I have to tell. I wouldn't say I'm perfect; I mean writing itself is a massively imperfect formula that's subjective to each person. But I do put my all into what I create, and hope that with time and each book I finish - either by reading or writing - I become a better author all round. It's a pleasure to be a part of both the reading and writing community, and I hope if you do pick up my books, that you find something in them to enjoy.

I sometimes do movie reviews, keeping them the same style I use for my book reviews, and I've been toying with the idea of setting up a separate blog for movies and TV shows. I think the small and big screens are wonderful mediums through which great stories can reach a wider audience, and I'd love to get my thoughts across in that area as well. (Edit: Something I've recently got around to; I'll leave the link to that blog below.)


I'll stop rambling now, and if you're here, on this blog and reading this section, then a big welcome from me. I hope you enjoy what I think and I'd love to get to know more people.

So don't be afraid to say hello.

I don't bite.


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Matthew, My name is Shyreen Tyler and I'm an aspiring writer who is just starting in this wonderful art. Like you, I'm an avid reader since I was a kid. I came upon your site while searching for book review blogs. I have published a book and I was wondering if you would be interested in trading reviews. I would gladly purchase your books to read, review in Amazon and promote in my blog, and I could send you mine to do the same. Please let me know if you would be interested. You can check out my blog in the meantime http://shyreentyler.blogspot.com/. By the way, I tried looking for an email to send this privately.

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    1. Hi Shyreen, sorry about that, I really should have a contact page. I'm intrigued by your offer. If you're still interested you can email me over at trialsofstrength@outlook.com.

      Thanks Shyreen.

      P.S. Followed your blog too. Love it so far.

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