Welcome to Jen and there be spoilers

Welcome to Jen and there be spoilers
4th grade uber reader sign by smashy - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/394886
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And then there were five…

I’ve been meaning to announce this for a while, but some time ago Jen (aka @dumblydore) joined the Book Thingo team!

(It might have been around the time she posted this awesome review of Twilight, the graphic novel, complete with customised sparkly features.)

Jen is a Melbourne-based graphic designer with a particular interest in popular culture, and I think she brings quite a different perspective to reviewing books than any of the other Book Thingo bloggers. Many Aussie romance readers have probably seen her work—she has designed banners for ARRA and websites for various authors.

We’re totally chuffed to have her as part of the team!

Book Thingo at Google+

For those of you who play over at Google, we now have a Google+ page. At the moment, it mimics our Facebook page, so you can choose your preferred social network.

Kill a fairy

Last year I created Kill a fairy, a site dedicated to spoiling book endings for those who, like me, won’t read a book without knowing the ending first. There are no spoilers on the front page—they’re all behind the cut—so you can check it out without fear of spoilage.

I’ve tried to walk a tight line between revealing the ending and revealing everything about the novel. It’s not meant to be a full recap, but another way of helping people decide whether or not they want to read a book.

Bits of love strewn online

And for the curious, I post excerpts of my current reads in a tumblelog. This isn’t updated often, but it’s there for when I want to bookmark quotes from books that will either expire (eARC) or need to be returned to its owner (especially library books). I’m tossing up the idea of using it for review notes, as well, as I usually read when travelling, and I don’t always have pens and post-its handy.

Kat Mayo is a freelance writer, podcaster, Twitter tragic, and compulsive reader. Her reviews have appeared in Books+Publishing, and she was the winner of the 2014 RWA Romance Media Award. She believes in happy endings, and kills fairies with glee.


  1. I am one of the weirdos who read the end of a book first. I can’t wait to check out Kill A Fairy and tell my friend, also a weird read-end-firster, all about it. What a good idea.

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