They, ever the crafter, kept on crafting despite their illness.
Writer. Reader. Crafter. Dreamer.
Hi! I’m JJ, I’m in my mid-twenties and I got ill as a young teen with severe ME/CFS. I’ve lived most of my life in east London and live with my parents. Other than what has already been mentioned, I’m a proud slytherin,, a massive sports fan (Football, rugby, F1, tennis) and am always listening to music.
This blog is mainly about the biggest three aspects of my life: Reading, Crafting, and Writing. They have their own headers up there if you want to browse through a particular category, But a little about each:
I’m an avid reader and have been my whole life. I was that kid who pretended to go to bed early then waiting until my parents had gone to bed to turn my bedside lamp back on to read some more. My favourite genres are sci-fi and fantasy but I like to mix things up and throw some contemporary or thrillers in from time to time. You can check out my Goodreads account to keep up with books I am reading and books I want to read, and of course add me as a friend,
I review all the books I read and, while some of them have been given to me in exchange for a review, all my opinions are honest and completely my own. Regardless of where the book came from this will always be the case.
I am a netgalley reviewer
and am happy to accept books from indie authors if they sound like something I would be interested in reading. I’m sorry but I’m not currently accepting review requests at the moment.
Hmmm, Where to start? I’ve always been a creative child and my interests don’t stick to one thing. Currently though, I cross stitch, crochet, sew, am making my first quilt and also have an etsy shop where I sell papercut cards. My shop is here: www,bluegeckocrafts,etsy,com
These are all things that you will see appearing on my blog but are by no means the only crafts you will see!
I love to write and am always making up stories in my head. I used to say that the most difficult thing when it came to writing for me was sticking with only one of the dozens of ideas firing around my brain but now that I have finished a full draft of the first book in my fantasy trilogy I realise that editing is much harder!
While my main focus now is on my own original work, I also have a Harry Potter fanfic that I am working on. It’s a retelling without Harry Potter and from a Slytherin perspective and so focuses on some of the children of death eaters, It has a lot of Slytherin and Hufflepuff main characters and they’re currently in their second year. It’s called Family Legacies and you can check them out on Fanfiction.net or on AO3.
But enough about me. I’d love to chat and connect with all of you, that’s why I have this blog. You can comment here, email or follow me on any of the social media links below,