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Unreliable Narrator #1


Welcome to Unreliable Narrator, my weekly column on the hibooks blog! I guess I should introduce myself. I’m Steve (officially Steven, but we’re all friends here). I write the hibooks blog (obviously).

In this monthly column I’ll be writing about the audiobooks I’ve listened to recently. I’ll let you know what I thought – good or bad. You’ll get behind-the-scenes info on my reading/listening life, mainly because I enjoy talking about myself and I’m hoping that you’re as nosy as I am. I’ll also be talking about upcoming releases, bookish news (maybe a little bit of gossip) and I’ll update you on what we’re doing and planning to do here at hibooks. How exciting!

A quick bookish Q&A

Where are you from?

I’m a subject of Her Britannic Majesty.


How old are you?

I’m 33. I’m not entirely sure how that happened.


Favorite author?

I hate answering favorite questions but I’d say Marilynne Robinson’s prose gets me every time.


First bookish memory?

My dad reading The Enormous Turnip to me nightly as a kid. I bought him a copy this year for Father’s Day. I’m a good son, right?


Least favorite genre?

Probably historical fiction BUT I haven’t listened to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; it’s meant to be a game changer.


How many books do you own?

I have about 500+ physical books and thousands available on my phone…thanks hibooks 😉 


Who’s your hero?

My hero is that fine fictional specimen of a man, Bernard Black (see below), the owner of ‘Black Books.’ If you haven’t watched the show, YOU MUST GO NOW AND DO SO.


I’ll be publishing a new column every month. In the meantime, you can follow me on twitter @StPartridge or subscribe to my ‘BookTube’ YouTube channel. See you next month!

Steve Partridge

Steve is from the UK and has lived in London, Bulgaria, and Berlin. He studied Christian theology at King’s College London and spent several years working in publishing. His articles, books reviews, interviews and essays have been published in a range of digital and print magazines. In 2012, he was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Festival Writers Prize. His obsession with books and writing led him to start his own ‘BookTube’ channel on YouTube (to which you should probably subscribe). You can find him talking nonsense on Twitter @StPartridge.

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