Welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
What’s in a name?
Why “Roxploration”? Well, I’m Rox and this blog chronicles my adventures – my armchair/bedside/on the train/wherever explorations if you will – in the big wide world of reading. I love adult Literary Fiction but also enjoy the Classics, and dipping my toes into Sci-fi and Fantasy. I will review the occasional work of non-fiction and I have particular passion for tales about polar explorers, both real and invented – check out my Polar Ponderings section for my full list of reviews on this topic.
Who I am I?
I’m a Lit-addict in my 30s from Devon, UK. I’m happily married and childfree although I am a devoted Mummy to a small clan of fancy rats. I can’t resist any rat-related books and record these on my Ratty Ramblings page. I have a PhD in English Literature (so can legitimately use the “trust me, I’m a doctor” line), however I jumped ship out of academia into the Library field where I am much saner. I also love theatre, alternative/rock music, gaming and the West Country countryside.
How is this blog arranged?
I have been keeping a semi-private book journal for many years but this is my first “proper” blog. I am recording my current reading from January 2013 onwards but will also be gradually populating my archive with reviews from previous years taken from my old journal, so do check my A-Z of reviews by author .
I am always looking to expand my reading horizons and would love to receive comments, suggestions and requests for future reads.