This is a blog for book lovers, art enthusiasts, culture vultures, and anyone interested in a good bit of literary discussion.

Built on Books is a blog by me, Charlotte Katie. I’m a twenty-something-year-old, living in London.

IMG_7117My life has been built on books. They are my first love, the foundation of the career I’m forging, my favourite way of spending money, and killing time, and some of my most prized possessions. Many of my fondest childhood memories revolve around books; I clearly remember going through my grandfather’s bookcase and reading The Return of Sherlock Holmes for the first time, I remember buying a new Ladybird book each week to add to my collection, and I remember winning an award for being the ‘best’ reader in my Year 2 class. Reading is still one of my most treasured forms of escapism.

I am a bibliophile. I am a bibliophagist. I am a reader. Mine is a life that is built on books.

This blog is a place for me to muse on books and my book-filled life. The mission of my blog is to share my passion for literature and the Arts, as well as touching on my academic works and interests, and my life as a post graduate student of literature. This blog is also a way to springboard my exploration of the world of books, and to challenge myself to read different things.

Aside from books, I am a huge fan of music, film, and baking. I’m also a great enthusiast of anything to do with Finland, including the Finnish culture, lifestyle, and even the language. It’s a love affair that shows no signs of ever dying down. I have two dogs (Chihuahuas named Tilda and Martha) who are every bit my fur-babies.

If you’re interested in contacting me, please click here. I am happy to receive books to review, though my opinion will always been 100% honest and frank.

Thank you for stopping by and giving my blog a read!

– CK –