About Me

Hello, I’m Moira Rose…

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Silliness and Schitt’s Creek references aside, hello! Welcome to my blog!

I’m Bentley, the resident book-keeper and Librarian around these here parts.

I started Bookbastion.net in 2017 as an outlet for me to express my love for reading. It occurred to me one day in 2017 – shortly after I’d graduated from college – that I hadn’t read for pleasure in almost 4 years. As someone who spent most of his childhood glued to a book or attempting to write one himself, that was a harrowing realization.

I created this blog as a way to get myself more active within the reading community, and as a general motivator for myself to prioritize reading more often within my own life. I set a goal to read 50 books in 2017 – and surpassed that goal by an additional 50!

It’s a constant challenge, trying to find the time for work, reading/reviewing, blogging, bookstagram and maintaining some semblance of a social life so that my family doesn’t worry about me. Seriously mom, I’m okay! Who needs a fulfilling relationship and companionship when you have books anyway??? (I’m kidding, of course!) But honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Book blogging and this community has brought a measure of fulfillment to my life that I hadn’t yet experienced in my adult life.

I love this hobby, and if you’ve found your way here I assume you do too – so welcome! Welcome to my blog and my thoughts and opinions on the books I read. I hope my words bring you a bit of joy and even more excitement for the books I’m singing praises for.

One thing to know about me is that I’m a bit of a genre hopper! I like to keep my reads fresh and exciting, and one way I ensure that is to skip around between different flavors. There are so many stories out there to read, and I’m very grateful that I can find excitement and fun within a number of different genres.

I designed Bookbastion.net to be easy to navigate. Simply use the menu at the top of the page to locate reviews of mine within your favorite genre!

My Preferred Genres are:


Similarly, you can also navigate by rating or by publisher, if that’s more your speed.

Book Tags & Awards Bookbastion.net has received can be found using the same menu above, if you’d like to learn even more about me, feel free to give those a browse!

Discussion Posts can be found above as well. Discussion is one area of the blog that I’m planning on focusing more on during the latter half of 2019 and onwards. I want to build Bookbastion into a community of readers and reviewers, and I hope you’ll all join me in the conversation!

Supporting the blog!

Have you enjoyed my reviews or the Instagram posts I’ve shared? Or perhaps you’ve gotten something out of a few of the conversations I’ve started during my career as a blogger. If so, I’d love if you’d consider showing some support for the work I do here.

I make no income from this blog. I don’t use affiliate links in my posts and I spend way more money than I ever would earn here on the books I read and review. If you’re having fun here and would like to help support me in some way continuing the conversation, then please consider a small donation to my Ko-Fi account. All donations go directly towards the books I’ll be reading and reviewing.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Thank you for reading, and for joining me on this journey! I appreciate each and every one of you more than you will ever know!


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