Meet the book hoarder, avid reader, fiction obsessed person behind the blog!

HELLO FRIENDS I’m so so so happy you’re here and reading this post! I thought it was high time I updated my meet the blogger post as A LOT has changed since I last did one of these.

As you’ll see from the title of the post I do class myself as a book hoarder, avid reader, AND fiction obsessed human being, and honestly I always say I have three hobbies when it comes to books… Buying them | Rearranging them on my shelves | Reading them.

I am actually on a book buying ban at the moment because I’m trying to reduce my TBR by half before I purchase anymore, you can see my trials and tribulations of doing this on my twt @WhatEmsReadingX if you fancy a nosey.

ANYWAY, here are just a selection of random facts about me!

I’m only 5ft3″ and as such all of my books stacked up on top of each other TOWERS over me. I last did a photo op with this in like 2021 and I daren’t do it again because I will likely get crushed by books.

ALSO, here is a random face reveal because YE, why not!

I’m a huge football fan (I support Aston Villa for anyone who wants to know).

I’m a Libra, my birthday is October.

The most books I’ve ever had on my TBR was 169, and I felt entirely too overwhelmed by that number.

I have at least 3 fictional boyfs, and in no particular order, these are Edward Cullen | Patch Cipriano | Peeta Mellark. There are probably more that pop up every time I reread an old favourite too so!

I am HIGH KEY OBSESSED with Stranger Things, I cried for a week straight after the season 4 finale.

I have 15+ spotify playlists, organised by genre with super snazzy titles and covers, and then AT LEAST 5 playlists that I call mixtapes for the days I want a bit of everything or I can’t decide what I really want to listen to.

And on the topic of music, my favourite playlist is my IT’S NOT A PHASE MOM one, where it just has pop punk, rock, metal, and classic emo tracks.

I like to organise my bookshelves at least once a month.

I was about 15 when I got my first Kindle and I was in the phase of naming EVERYTHING by using alliteration and so I named it Kevin the Kindle… Every Kindle I’ve had since then has affectionally been named Kevin, even my most recent one.

I used to be SO obsessed with crime thrillers but either as I’ve gotten older I’ve fallen out of love with them or they’re becoming far too easy to predict. I think it’s the latter…

The longest a book has been unread on my shelf is approximately 7 years, it’s IT by Stephen King, it intimidates me and I’m scared to start it because idk if I’ll ever finish it.

I’m a horror film ADDICT and Scream is my all time favourite film, closely followed by (in no particular order) Halloween | The Conjuring | Psycho. And I have to say, I watched Hereditary and I absolutely hated every single second of it.

And there you have a bunch of random facts about me!

Until next time, Em xxx

📚Meet the Book Blogger tag!📚

Hello fellow bookworms and bloggers! I thought today I would do a slightly different getting to know me kinda post, using the  Meet the Book Blogger Tag, which was created by Samantha and Amber, the Bibliomavens.

WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE BOOK CHARACTER?

This is a really tough one as I am obsessed with soooo many characters. But, I’m going to be quite cliché and say Annabeth Chase from the PJO series.

She’s one of the most badass characters EVER and I just love everything about her. I actually wanted her to be my BFF when I was younger (still do lmao).

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU? (SURVIVAL BOOKS DO NOT COUNT).

Can I pick more than 1? I’m picking more than 1…

I would take IT by Stephen King, might finally get around to reading it when I have all the time in the world.

I would also take the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. It’s one of my favourite series and I can easily get lost and immerse myself into the world.

ALL of the Goosebumps books by R L Stine. Because ya know, I need to relive my childhood while I’m just laying there stranded.

WHAT’S YOUR MOST UNPOPULAR BOOK OPINION?

I have a very strong dislike for hardbacks. Whew, it felt therapeutic to say that out loud… I just find they don’t fit on my shelf as well and they’re never the same size and it just they bug me okay 😦

WHAT’S YOUR WEIRDEST BOOKISH HABIT?

Is talking to my books weird? Or does everyone do that?! If it’s not weird then I guess I don’t have one to put down for this!

WHAT CHARACTER WOULD YOU BRING TO A FAMILY EVENT AS A FAKE PARTNER?

I would love to bring Patch from Becca Fitzpatrick’s book series as my fake partner, especially since I’m obsessed with the fake dating trope…

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START A BOOK BLOG?

I love reading, and I love being able to share what I’m reading and what I thought about it. I did start out just reviewing on Goodreads but then I wanted to branch out into other bookish content and so I created my blog and here I am now!

WHAT ABOUT READING AND BOOKS DO YOU LOVE THE MOST?

Being able to get lost and immerse yourself into a whole different world. Books were my escape when I was younger, and while I don’t need that escape now it still brings me joy to step into another world when I’m reading.

WHAT IS YOUR FIELD OF STUDY/DESIRED PROFESSION/CURRENT PROFESSION?

I am currently a business administrator, but undertaking training with the AAT for a finance and accounting qualification. I’m being promoted soon so it’s all change!

WHAT ARE SOME BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS THAT BECAME YOUR FAVOURITES/OBSESSIONS?

Oh god, here’s where I have to admit that I haven’t read any of the books people have recommended to me yet (sorry peeps!)

WHAT IS THE BOOK THAT YOU SHOVE DOWN EVERYONE’S THROAT?

So, earlier this year it was The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack, but then I moved onto The Neighbour by London Clarke and Ariadne, I Love You by J Ashley Smith. But my long term, OG loves are The Shining, Salem’s Lot and the entire Hannibal Lecter series.

And there you go! Something a little different than the standard get to know me posts!

As always, if you want to take part, please consider yourself tagged, and let me know if you do so I can make sure I hop on over to your blog and check it out 🙂

Until next time, Em xxx

[Discussion Post] 📚15 facts about me📚

Hello guys and welcome to my blog if you are new here👋 Thought I would actually introduce myself to everyone lmao and because I don’t fancy just sitting here typing about myself thought I’d do 15 facts about me – I’ll probably struggle to think of 15 but I’ll give it a goooooo.

1 – I’ve been blogging for just over 18 months now.

2 – Other than reading and exercising my blog is my only other major hobby.

3 – I live in England, where it rains a lot and if it’s not raining it’s usually cloudy🌧

4 – I have 1 older brother who is in the army.

5 – My full name is actually Emily but literally no one (with the exception of my grandparents) calls me that, I answer to Em or Ems.

6 – I’m 24 years old👩

7 – I have one tattoo (a Harry Potter one to be exact). I’ll post a pic below! This was it literally minutes after it had been done, hence why it looks red raw.

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8 – I’m lucky enough to still live at home so myself and my boyfriend are seriously saving for a house.

9 – It took me two driving tests to pass.

10 – I cried when I saw Eeyore at Euro Disney, he’s my favourite character from Disney. EVER. I ended up buying a Christopher Robin style stuffed toy of him from Euro Disney and he is the best thing ever.

11 – I used to read just crime fiction, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve branched out and will give anything a go once.

12 – My work have threatened to get a swear jar for me because my language is foul.

13 – I reorganise my bookshelf at least once a month🙈

14 – I’m a Ravenclaw. I’ve been sorted 3 times and got the same house every single time.

15 – While I may not always be the most outwardly positive person I have worked hard over the last 6 months of my life to really make a big change in myself and to be happy💛

And a bonus for everyone, I’m tiny, and to prove that I took a picture of me with my books, which I am considerably shorter than… This isn’t all of them either, I have another 2 or 3 that were unbalancing my stack which I did not want to happen lmao.

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ANYWAY! I hope that’s introduced me a lil bit to anyone that is new here, I hope you’re ready for the crazy train!

Em xxx