Reviewer Profiles #RBRT JUDITH BARROW #SundayBlogShare

Reviewers on the #RBRT are very busy hard working people who give their time freely, here’s a chance to meet Judith Barrow.

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Judith lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK


You can follow Judith on her blogs where she posts her book reviews.


Social media hangouts where you can also follow Judith

Reading Soft edge

Genres Judith enjoys

Sagas, crime, mystery, contemporary reads.

Judith prefers books for review in  Mobi.

Hobbies, interests, and any pets? Reading, painting, walking, gardening. I tutor creative writing and love that. I lost my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, aged fifteen, last year. I haven’t had the courage to get another dog yet.


What new genres have you tried from the review team list? 

Horror, Dystopian, Chick lit.

What genres make you step out of your comfort zone?


What do you look for in a book?

I need to be able to have empathy with the characters: react as they react, feel that I know them. If the dialogue doesn’t fit with the image of the characters portrayed, I find it difficult to sustain interest; to believe in them. I love a clever plot; a story where I’m taken by surprise by the action, especially if that something comes right at the end of the book. But first and foremost I look for a good writing style by the author. You know, that certain something that makes you stop and re-read a sentence, a paragraph, a page, just to savour the words, the rhythm of the syntax ; the imagery.

Book Styles you don’t enjoy?  

I don’t think there are any particular styles I don’t enjoy. I just enjoy good writing. I’ll try everything and anything …once!

Do you read + review Non-Fiction?

I love biographies. Strangely, haven’t reviewed any yet for the team.

17 thoughts on “Reviewer Profiles #RBRT JUDITH BARROW #SundayBlogShare

    • I do like learning about people, Georgia. Rather biographies than auto-biographies – essentially when the book is written (or ghost-written) by someone barely out of their twenties.jx


    • Thanks Tess. I’m feeling that people might be having to read more about me than they want to lately. It’s like buses – too few come along or too many. Hope I’m not boring the pants of everyone! And biographies? Try one of John Simpson’s. I think he’s brilliant.


  1. Rosie, just to say thank you so much for this. And thank you for all you’ve done for me as a writer. And, I’d like to say thanks to all the team who have always been so kind about my reviews. I know we all read and review in different ways, and there are some brilliant reviewers here. I’ve been glad to learn from them. A quick ‘hi’ to Terry who pointed me in your direction.Jx


  2. My gosh, Judith…you do it all! Lead an interesting life, write fascinating novels, and review books as part of Rosie’s team. I’m awed! 🙂


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