About Me

About Me

Hey, I’m Laura and welcome to Boats Against The Current!

This has been my bookish home on the internet since 2014 and is where I share book reviews, bookish discussions and all kinds of musings on writing, literature and life. 

Why not get to know me more?

Random Facts About Me:

  • I’m a postwoman by day (book blogger and aspiring author by night!)!
  • I live in Liverpool with my lovely boyfriend Jay. We live in a tiny terraced house, and since I’m a huge book nerd and he’s a huge video game nerd we have way too much stuff for the space. It’s like geek paradise in here (if paradise was incredibly cluttered!)!
  • I have a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing.
  • I’ve been a die-hard bookworm since I was very small… My Mum even says that as a baby I used to hold books up to my face and chatter as if I was actually reading them!
  • I love dying my hair crazy colours! Whilst I’m naturally a redhead, I’ve dyed my hair bright red, orange, purple, pink, blue and green.
  • I write fiction (mostly fantasy) and am hoping to one day be a published author.
  • I’m a huge fan of rock and heavy metal music. Plus I’m still overly fond of the whiny emo music I loved as a teen…you can definitely tell I was a teen in the mid 2000s!

My Favourite Things

Favourite book genres: Fantasy, YA, Historical Fiction, Thrillers and Classics.

Favourite authors: J.K. Rowling, Juliet Marillier, Brandon Sanderson, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, the Brontë sisters.

Favourite books: Now we all know that that’s an impossible question, but here’s a few I love – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (the origin of my blog name, as it happens!), Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.

Favourite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Vikings, Brooklyn 99, Jessica Jones, Sherlock, Black Books, Firefly.

Favourite films: the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films, and pretty much anything Marvel or Disney!

Favourite video games: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokemon Shield, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot (the last two take me back to my childhood, and fighting with my siblings for a go on the Playstation 1…I’m so glad they remade them)!

Other hobbies (other than reading like crazy!): Writing fiction, photography (all the photos on this blog were taken by me!), a variety of crafts, and collecting Funko Pops.

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

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