Just under five years ago, I started this blog – moving over from good old blogger. And in all this time, I don’t think I’ve ever done a ‘who on earth is this other random-stranger-with-a-blog?’ blog post. So. Here it is. Five years too late and answering all the burning questions I’m sure
no one everyone has been dying to ask.
– WHO ARE YOU? –
I’m English. I like to write (but by gosh, in these last two years there’s barely been a single bleep on the ‘YAY I COMPLETED A NOVEL’ radar. Life is rough.) I am a bookworm – you may have noticed.
Puns are my favourite form of joke. I enjoy finding humour in the ridiculous. I am beyond awful at escape rooms.
I’m in my twenties. Once upon a time I thought fifteen was olllldddd. Haha. (It’s not.)
I dyed my hair red, but am growing it out back to my usual brunette locks. Man, it’s going to look weird for the next couple of months.
– WHY ‘OF WORDS AND BOOKS’? –
Because I’ve tried everything – puns, seriousness. And then I thought … this blog is about books, and words. Because words cover everything else; thoughts? Words. Life things? Words. Rambling about tea? Words. Bookworm things? MOAR WORDS! Podcasts? SPOKEN WORDS!!
With a blog title like that, I’ve got all my bases covered.
– WHERE DO YOU WORK? –
I wanted to work in a morgue, but my mother thought it would be too morbid (say WHHAAAAATTT?!) Right now, I’ve got a temp job in an office. I’m enjoying it.
Unfortunately, I have not been hired to be a dragon-slayer, a super spy, or a MAGNIFICENT peacock trainer. This is a tragedy.
– ARE YOU SINGLE? –
I’ve yet to meet a Radcliffe Emerson, Batman, Robin Hood, Tarzan, or an ex-SAS officer with a kind heart, a limp, and an eyepatch. It’s very sad. (Apparently, fictional men shouldn’t be your standards for life partners but … pfft.)
Though it would be nice to have someone of my very own, I’m quite happy just being me.
– WHAT ARE YOU PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? –
Lord willing, later this month I shall be leaving the country for three months to teach English in Moldova.
Writing wise … I’ve come to terms with the fact that while I may never be a full-time-professional-and-churning-out-books writer, I will always be a writer. And so, through the years, I’ll be writing here, there, and everywhere. A little right now, a lot soon, nothing after that, and then quite a bit just beyond that.
I have a lot of projects on the go, and I hope to finish them all. But perhaps not all at once.
– WHY DON’T YOU POST ON SERIOUS SUBJECTS? –
Um, are you saying books and Heyer aren’t SERIOUS?!
It’s not that I don’t care (I do), it’s just that this isn’t always the place for it. And sure, one day I may ramble about how bloodletting was an ignorant, illogical, and awful practice and ugh! just WHY?!!!! (I get why they thought it was THE THING but at the same time … logic. why. wuyyy.)
(I have a medical book I’m reading through.)
(You’re probably going to hear about it one day. In, like, forty-seven years!)
And- actually. Come to think of it, that isn’t quite the ‘serious subject’ I had in mind. The depressing ones, the dark ones, the ones that make me look about the world and wonder at the state of society and of mankind and just – those ones. Those I feel ill-equipped to write about. But maybe one day. But not yet, and not here.
And besides, sometimes – just sometimes – it’s nice to have a little corner of the web that isn’t doom and gloom and the darker side of reality.
– PLEASE, DO SUM UP –
I’m a bookworm. I love stories and adventures and long romantic walks on the beach. I am a Christian. I believe that love conquers all. I am not cheesy in the least.
Thank you for reading my blog