The Reviewers (aka Your Friendly Neighbourhood Shelf-Dwellers)

Bruce Gargoylebruce beanie

Head Reviewer/Site Owner/Shelf Manager

I manage the bulk of the reviews and keep the others in line (sometimes).  I am in charge of Read-it-if Reviews, Fiction in 50, Utopi-rama and Bruce’s Lucky Dip.  I’m also the overseer of allocating this blog’s Gargie Awards and the Gargoyle-in-Charge of the Small Fry Safari Kid Lit Readers Challenge! Sometimes I do Spine Poetry. I am fond of crocheted hats.


Mad Martha

Poetess, Crocheter of fine hats

DSC_0402Welcome to the shelf – I hope you find something enlightening, inspirational, or at the very least, mildly amusing during your stay with us.  I manage the Haiku and Lantern Reviews, and Spine Poetry on occasion.  I am also responsible for compiling the odd Ode to an Author.  I’m the most well-travelled of the shelf-denizens, having visited Japan, Germany, England, Wales, Ireland and Singapore.  Here is a picture of me at the Cumberland Pencil Museum in the Lakes District.  I highly recommend it for pencil fanciers of all persuasions.  Click on the photo for more information about the pencil museum!  I am fond of crocheting hats.


The Maniacal Book Clubmanical book club button

Bruce, Mad Martha, Guru Dave and Toothless the Dragon

The Maniacal Book Club take on the books that don’t fit under either Bruce or Martha’s review styles.  Each member of the club presents their own unique take on the book under discussion.



The Figmentation Triplets image

The Good, The Sad and The Quirky

These three are the physical representations of Bruce’s bookish emotions.  The Triplets appear when a book needs a bit of in-depth analysis.



5 thoughts on “The Reviewers (aka Your Friendly Neighbourhood Shelf-Dwellers)

  1. eBook review request – Fancy Pants Poetry

    Hello, I found TheBookshelfGargoyle on Book Reviewer Yellow Pages. I’m promoting my eBook titled Fancy Pants Poetry. Would you consider reviewing it?

    Cover IMG:
    Cover by: Samantha Scafidi

    The poetry you’ll meet in this collection will be biting, defensive, cynical and sarcastic. Dark humour is used to elaborate upon bleak life outlooks. At many times the spirit in these poems are rooted in antonymous rebellion. All that said, the reader will also encounter various instances synonymous with the proverbial “light at the end of tunnel”.
    50 pgs
    Dec 1 2014

    Agostino Scafidi. Montreal, Canada.

    For readers to purchase my eBook:
    My eBooks come in mobi, epub, pdf, doc w/ cover.

    To download Fancy Pants Poetry for your review:
    Send me an email agostinoscafidi at gmail dot com

    Sample for you and your readers:

    Thank you for your time!


  2. Hi,
    My name is Wally Runnels. My short story, Mother’s Nature, was published on Kindle last month.
    It’s an action adventure horror thing. I’m looking for reviews, but if you would just like to have look at it I would be happy to send it to your as a gift. It’s 6500 words. You review unique things, which is great. Best, Wally Runnels


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