Welcome to CoastWord Bloggers 2017, let us introduce you to Love Books Groups and Portobello Book Blog.  







Portobello Book Blog 

I've been blogging as Portobello Book Blog for just over two years now and love sharing my passion for books. It's been a privilege to be able to read so many books ahead of publication and to have the chance to meet and get to know lots of local authors.  When I'm not reading I'm usually ferrying my teens around, going for walks or cooking or baking. I live by the sea in Portobello where I'm involved with our local book festival so am really excited to have the chance to visit a book festival in another seaside town.


Love Books Group 

My name is Kelly and I am the person behind the scenes of the blog Love Books Group.  I live on the outskirts of Edinburgh with my three cats Tilly, Pawkey, and Poppet. My blog came to fruition in January, I needed an outlet to talk about all things books. I thoroughly enjoy the world it has let me become a part of. Getting to meet new people, authors, readers and fellow bloggers has been marvellous. It is now an everyday part of my life and I would be lost without it.  I reached over 11,000 views this month and it really fills my heart with so much love. I love social media and connecting with other book lovers. You can find me on  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  My favourite book is The Book Thief by Mark Zusak, it's a very grounding book. When life gets overwhelmed with nonsense, reading a couple of chapters of it really silences the noise and you remember what is important.   I also review theatre shows and festivals in and around Edinburgh. Including The Brunton Theatre, The Playhouse and most recently the Kings Theatre.  

I am beyond excited to be attending and reviewing the upcoming CoastWord Festival. With a fantastic array of talented folks lined up.  With a trickle of everything from Poetry, Authors, Singing and a strong community spirit. I feel very honoured. I look forward to seeing you there.