About Me

I always hate writing ‘about me’ or intro posts. They’re so awkward but I guess that they are somewhat necessary!

I’m Amy, a book blogger from the UK. I’ve been running a book blog for almost as long as I’ve been studying English literature at university (which is a long time) and I’ve recently started writing research-style blog posts.

I am currently in the process of creating a research blog to share my PhD research but I’ll still be sharing my research interests here too. My current research interest are:

  • Early modern era English literature
  • English Reformation(s)
  • Restoration era adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays
  • Gothic literature
  • Eighteenth-century English literature
  • Circulating libraries
  • Book history
  • Literary history
  • The history of witchcraft in Europe
  • Women writers throughout history
  • Danse macabre

I fell in love with early modern literature when I was just 16 after reading Thomas Wyatt’s Whoso List to Hunt but I’ve found myself entrenched in researching early modern revenge tragedies for the last five years. I often write about death, religion, and how the two intersect on the early modern stage. It’s more fun than it sounds, I promise!As for blogging, I mainly focus on classic literature but I am trying to branch out into contemporary literature. I’m always looking for recommendations, both classics and contemporary, so feel free to tell me your favourite book!

Please note: I am not accepting review requests at the moment because of my workload. I’ll review my circumstances at the end of 2021 but until then I will not reply to unsolicited emails or messages.

If you like the work I do on this blog, please consider supporting me on Ko-fi! I also have membership tiers available, offering benefits such as Ko-fi exclusive book reviews and access to my Discord book club.


136 thoughts on “About Me

    1. I usually read during my commute to and from university so that’s a guaranteed two hours of reading per day. All of that has obviously changed right now and I’m reading less than I used to but I just try to carve out some time in my day to dedicate to reading. Also, I don’t force myself to read a book I’m not enjoying because that just takes all of the joy out of reading. I don’t really have any other tips. Sorry!

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