The Girl Behind the Blog

Hi there! It’s only just occurred to me that I actually haven’t spoken about myself a lot on this blog. It’s mainly all about my opinions on books and bookish news and there is more to me than that, trust me. I’m not just a bookworm who does nothing else with her time. 

So, I’ve decided to share twenty facts about myself so you can all get to know the girl behind the blog. I know many others have probably done this before but there’s nothing like jumping on a bandwagon is there?

1) My full name is Amy Luisa Rush Da Silva. It’s a mix of English and Portuguese. My last name is my Mum’s maiden name and my fathers last name (it’s a Portuguese tradition.)

2) Moving on from that, I am half English, quarter Portuguese and quarter Dutch. 

3) I was born on 1st August 1993 so that makes me a Leo. I’m not sure I have the traits of a Leo though.

4) I am a self confessed introvert and an INFJ according to the Myers Briggs personality test.

5) I have been with my boyfriend, James for five years. We met online just as I was starting my second year of University.

6) I am a coffee addict. I can’t get through the day without at least 3 cups of coffee. I have a thing for flavoured coffee at the moment and my fave brand is Beanies. If you love coffee try them. They are fab.

7) Since February 2015 I have lost just under five stone in weight, going from a size 20 to a size 12. I did it with the help of Slimming World and I haven’t looked back. I feel so much better in myself not to mention healthier.

8) My favourite books growing up were – The Story of Tracy Beaker, Matilda & Harry Potter.

9) I have a slight obsession with Disney. I adore it! If you watch a Disney film with me be prepared for singing and quoting.

10) I also LOVE the Harry Potter universe and am a bit obsessed. My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff, my Ilvermorny House is Horned Serpent, my Patronus is a White Stallion and my wand is Hawthorne Wood with a phoenix feather core, 10 3/4″ and slightly springy.

11) I have a BA (Hons) in Photography and I have just completed my MA in Creative, Digital & Professional Writing and graduate in December.

12) I have six tattoos and want more. I also used to have eight piercings but took most of them out. Only my ears x 2 and my nose remains.

13) I am currently writing a YA Fantasy novel. I did the first 14,000 words for my Masters Final Project and am now continuing it.
14) I am a vegetarian and have been for nearly 11 years. 

15) I am a big fan of YouTube. Some of my favourite YouTubers are; Carrie Hope Fletcher, Emma Blackery, Daniel Howell, Phil Lester, Luke Cutforth, Dodie Clark, Evan Edinger and Pete Bucknall.

16) I’d rather stay indoors with a nice cup of coffee and a good book than go out clubbing and getting drunk.

17) I have a thing for collecting Cath Kidston stuff. I have many bags, purses, dresses etc.

18) Going to gigs is something that I used to do a lot and love. I haven’t been to many lately but I would love to get back into them.
19) My music taste varies but I am really into pop punk, acoustic and indie.

20) I tend to get on with most people. If you respect me, I will respect you.

2 thoughts on “The Girl Behind the Blog

  1. since I got to the end, I thought I say hello. I'm not a book blogger but I read a lot of book blogs so I guess that's how I found you.#1 – wish I have your name – it just sounds so sophisticated somehow#4 – hello fellow introvert. I suppose it's hard to be an introvert on your blog because people can't see you#6 – coffee is something I could never get addict to, I pretty much avoid coffee but I guess it's an acquire taste#8 – Matilda is one of my favorite books#9 – funny, I used to love watching disney everything but now I don't but Mulan and Beauty & The Beast is still my favorite disney movies.#10 – not as a big a fan as you but I have read the books and saw the movies and even done a few fan art#16 – substitute coffee with anything else & that's me too.good luck with your writing.have a lovely day.


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