Queen's Book Asylum

About Us

Hello there!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to look around on Queen’s Book Asylum. The story started in 2018 March, and this blog brought a lot of joy into my life ever since. I love reading – duh – and rock music and I wanted a place where I could bring these two passions of mine together.

What started as a book review site soon grew into something else – here you can find a wide selection of content from interviews through author spotlight posts to personal essays and music-related goodies. We are also huge supporters of indie SFF and take part in various competitions to champion those books and authors. This site is about as eclectic as we are as a team and we are always working on something new to give to our readers.

I hope you will find what you are looking for and we can be friends! If you’d like to get in touch with us, please visit the Contact page to do so, or connect with us on social media.

Sincerely,

Arina, Jen, Paul and Timy

About the Team
Timy

Owner of Queen’s Book Asylum

Timy Takács

Timy, also known as Queen Terrible Timy hails from a magical land called Hungary, born and raised in its capital city, Budapest. Books have been her refuge and best friends ever since she can remember along with music. She might be a tiny bit addicted to the latter. Timy is the owner and editor of Queen’s Book Asylum. In her free time (hah!) she likes to create things, collect panda stuff, go to concerts, travel, and take the literary world one book at a time.

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Jen

Contributor at Queen’s Book Asylum

Jen

Hi, I’m Jen (aka bunnyreads).

I live in the northern part of BC, where it’s winter for more of the year than I’d like. The plus side of not liking to be out in the cold, means I get to cuddle up under a blanket next to a fireplace and read.

I’d say ninety-percent of my reading at this point, is probably self-pub or new authors. I love finding great new authors and books. I read across most genres but the bulk of my reading is fantasy/sci-fi and a smattering of romance.

My husband and I have a few horses, free run some chickens, and of course there are bunnies… a lot of bunnies. The horses are his and the bunnies are mine, but he’s a good man and tries to love them too-even when they eat all his newly transplanted saplings. 

When I’m not reading, or doing farm and animal chores – I love listening to music, painting, tv and movies, and walking.

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Arina

Contributor at Queen’s Book Asylum

Arina

Arina is a lover of the uncommon making her home in worlds of speculative fiction.

An astronaut in another branch of the Sacred Timeline and a book reviewer in this one, she’s an avid reader and gamer with a penchant for complex worldbuilding, rogues, aliens, and A.I.

Her comfort reads tend to include gray morality, monsters, and out-of-the-box magic systems.

When not championing indie and inclusive SFF, Arina enjoys programming, (TT)RPGing, and overall spreading the gospel of her sarcastic, chaotic neutral nature.

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Paul

Contributor at Queen’s Book Asylum

Paul

Paul is a man of few words but the owner of many, many books. While he is predominately a reader of sci-fi and fantasy, he has a passion for all things ancient and medieval, so historical fiction/non-fiction litter his chaotic shelves like potsherds at a dig site.

Raised on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, he fell in love with fantasy at an extremely young age but soon began devouring science-fiction after his mother stole him a copy of 2010: Odyssey Two from a hospital library.

In a previous life, he’s been a biomedical scientist and an immunological researcher, but these days is a civil servant who spends his days wishing he wasn’t. Paul lives on the gelid shores of North East England, where he lives with his glorious wife and two cat-shaped demons. 

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