About Me

Hi there, welcome to my small corner of the internet!

My name's Jess, I'm a twenty-something blogger from the UK and I hate writing 'About Me' pages. I'm never as witty as I like to pretend I am.

I've been an avid reader, and a lover of storytelling in all its forms, since I was very small, so it's no surprise to anyone, really, that I blog about books. Here you'll find reviews, rants, tags and more, primarily about historical fiction, speculative fiction and literary fiction. I'm also a lover of non-fiction - I have a growing collection of books about the Tudors, being the history nerd that I am - and I'll try anything once! The only genres I tend to stay away from are erotica, romance, hard sci-fi and horror, although I'd like to read more horror in future.

I'm a proud feminist, a unicorn enthusiast, a Disney nut and a bit of an Italophile. I love to travel when I get the opportunity to do so, both inside and outside the UK, and since going to Rome in July 2015 I have fallen head over heels in love with Italy. I've since been another two times - to Florence, which is currently my favourite European city, and to Bologna - and I'm hoping to return soon.

I'd love to one day be a published author, though I'm still learning to balance working full-time with trying to write every day. Right now I'm working on a Fantasy of Manners novella, Georgia and the Dragons, as well as many short stories.


  1. Hi Jess,

    I've just nominated you for the Leibster award here...


    Natalie x

  2. Hi, just to say I've nominated you for a Liebster award (http://whenitdoes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/liebster-award.html) - should have checked before really, to see if you'd already been nominated, but oh well. Maybe you could just do the questions bit? But up to you. :)

    - Catherine