About Galey


I love books.  I love reading books, I love talking about books and most of all I love buying many more books than I can ever hope to read. I live by Erasmus’ creed

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

I’m a member of a bookclub that meets monthly for fine food, fine wine and robust discussion.  About ten years ago I began to compile a small list of my favourite reads for the year. I shared it with a few friends who in turn shared it with a few more.  Over the past decade my subscriber list has grown exponentially and a number of list recipients have suggested I take Galey’s Book List online to allow greater feedback and debate  So here I am, dipping my toes into the waters of blogging.

I hope this blog will become a virtual bookclub – a place for discussion, debate and a shared love of books and reading.  I will write mostly about books and reading (with an extraordinarily wide definition of reading) but won’t shy away from talking about wider issues that interest me (as long as they can be related back to books somehow).  I read eclectically so I’m sure that topics I cover here from time to time will cater for every taste.

Now for the


This blog is a personal one edited by me, and written by me along with any others who feel the urge and a point of view to share.  Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to write for us or would like to see us cover a topic for you.

I’d gratefully accept paid advertising, sponsorship, or gifts of any kind. I really love books, you know. Where any of these are accompanied by commentary for readers, they will be identified as paid or sponsored content. Any material written by me reflects my own opinions. Isn’t it odd that we need to clarify that?

Guest bloggers are also asked to identify potential conflicts of interest and sources of income if relevant to their post.

If you want to know more about me personally and professionally you can google me, look me up on linkedin or follow me on twitter.  But for now, these are my thoughts on books, the world, and everything.


One thought on “About Galey

  1. Spotnitz Alan says:

    What a find! I had no idea you had progressed so far. Keep me abreast of your monthly readings. Might be long distance fun. Happy holidays to you and yours!


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