About Me

Welcome to my book blog, Blog of a Bookaholic! I hope you enjoy your stay - and don't be afraid to say hi!

I created this blog in 2012 after growing tired of not having anybody to talk about books with. I decided to start blogging as a way to share my thoughts with others and connect with other people who were as in love with books as I was. πŸ“š

On this blog you will find...
★ Reviews on young adult and children's books (generally featuring all caps and GIFs because I get overenthusiastic in my reviews)
★ Discussion posts
★ The occasional writing post, here and there!
★ BOOK HAULS! (We all love a #shelfie now and then, don't we?)
★ Pictures! I'm not the best photographer, but I try
★ Various other posts!

I'm not very good at talking about myself, but I always like getting to know the blogger behind the blog; if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same!

I'll start with the basics.

★ My name is Kyra (nice to meet you!).
★ I'm nineteen years old. I'm South African, but I moved to England in 2015. I like it here, but one day I hope to return to the African continent. 🐘
★ Jesus is my Saviour
★ I have two dogs who are the cutest floofs around
★ I was home-educated during high school
★ I'm currently on a gap year, hoping to study astrophysics next year!
★ As well as blogging and reading, I love writing, dancing, taking photos (of books), playing piano and guitar, drawing and exercising
★ I love the library! It's my second home

There's a little bit about me! Tell me something about you. Maybe tell me what your favourite book is, or your favourite literary quote?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. beautiful blog:)
    please check out mines:)

  2. Thanks for following my blog and adding me on Goodreads! I'm following back and I love your blog header :)

  3. Hi! Thanks so much! It's a pleasure, your blog is lovely! :)

  4. Hi Your book blog is sure successful! I am trying to help kids find blogs like yours on blogsbykids.net

    There is a contest for kid bloggers going on right now & there are not many entries...you are welcome to join!

    No strings attatched!



    Thanks Libbie!
    P.S. cute background!

  5. Hi, i love your blog please check out mine! xx

  6. Hi, I've just discovered your blog and love how thorough your reviews are. If I could follow by email, I would, but am following on Twitter and Goodreads now.


  7. Hi, I really love your blog and blog posts! :) It would be great if you could check out mine and possibly leave a comment on what you think about it?

    The Red Bookmark

  8. Hi, I just discovered your blog and how fortunate... I actually teach children's literature and I'm always on the look out for new and interesting children and YA novels to use in my course! Thanks for some useful tips!

  9. Great Blog! Put you on my favourite blog lists! Would love it if you checked my blog out! ;)

  10. I love your blog, I randomly read your about me widget on the sidebar and I found it kind of funny because I also want to be either an astronomer or journalist/author. Crazy right!

  11. heyy,
    i just discovered your blog! And I really like its, so I will stay as a follower and stalk your life ;D

    My new english blog:

    And my other blog:

    both are about books :)

  12. Heyyy!!! I am on the lookout for SA book bloggers, so happy I stumbled upon your little space in the clouds :)

    Nihaad - the little blog of STUFF

  13. Hello! I'm Yuki from Singapore! Happend to stumble upon your blog. I recently started my book blog too, same reasons as you! I love reading but i don't have friends who love reading as much as i do!! So i randomly decided to start a book blog and hoping meet new people who shares my interest in reading!

    Your blog is beautiful btw! Its nice meeting you :) I've followed you on bloglovin' :D

    oh and i'll leave my blog url here - http://utterlybooks.blogspot.com/


    1. Hi Yuki!

      It's lovely to become acquainted with you!

      You'll definitely meet people (amazing people) that love reading and that share your same interests. If you need any help or advice about blogging, I'm happy to help! <3

      And thank you so much! x

  14. I Really love your blog!!! Would be great if you'd check out mine: http://itsmethebookaholic.blogspot.com, and maybe subscribe if you like to :)

  15. Hi Kyra! I've stumbled upon your blog through Sugar&Snark. I'm also South African and only started blogging recently, about 4 months ago! Would love to chat and join up with other SA Bookish Geeks. You can find me at: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/

  16. Hi Kyra! I found your blog on the website It's A Book Thing. Your blog inspired me to start my very own! I started it just last week and have blogged about books I have read, things that make South Africa unique to me, and I've started my Writing Journal. I'd appreciate it if you could check it out and maybe give me some tips, since your blog is so beautiful! https://wordpress.com/view/rww.home.blog


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