Welcome to “A Bag Full of Stories”!

My name is Susana. On this little corner of the Internet, I share my love for stories, books and reading. Currently, if you visit (almost) every Wednesday, you can find new bookish content – reviews, author spotlights, recommendations, favourites and musings on a variety of book-related issues.

I read different types of books, mainly fiction. My shelves are becoming filled with pages and pages of literary fiction, fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, horror, dystopian novels and classics. On the other hand, I tend to avoid Young Adult and books solely focused on cheesy love stories. Although I enjoy a compelling love story, the book needs to have more to offer than that, such as beautifully crafted prose and a variety of interesting characters.

Since I’m from Portugal, some of the books that I read and review are Portuguese language editions. That is always the case of books by authors from Portuguese-speaking countries and, usually, also of books originally written in Spanish, Italian and French. Nevertheless, when I know that a translation into English is available, I always mention its title.

For my book reviews, I use the following ratings:

1 star – Hate it
2 stars – Don’t like it
3 stars – It’s okay
4 stars – Like it
5 stars – Love it