Hey, I’m Emily May. But feel free to call me Emily, or just Em. I’ve been obsessed with reading for pretty much my entire life and in December 2010 I started posting online about how the books I read made me feel.
I’m an aspie and a very analytical person who enjoys thinking deeply about books and collecting quotes to demonstrate why I liked or didn’t like them. I’m very literal and straight-forward with what I do or say, which means I will be completely honest if I hated a book, but also completely honest if I loved it.
Born in the North of England, I now live in sunny Los Angeles with my partner, two sons, and an obnoxiously loud cat called Leila. I love to travel and would genuinely be happy going anywhere I haven’t been, as long as I can read books, listen to my music, and drink tea (English breakfast, milk, no sugar).
➽ I’m: Sagittarius; INTJ; Slytherin; Candor.
➽ I have had an unnatural obsession with my favourite TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer for over a decade now. Spuffy forever.
➽ I am extremely introverted and struggle with social anxiety and OCD. People often seem surprised to hear this, but I tell them: I read and review hundreds of books a year; I actively choose to spend that much time on my own, away from the real world– what did you expect?
➽ The bravest thing I’ve ever done, in my opinion, is stand up on a stage in a full lecture room and propose a book club society for my university. It’s still one of my proudest moments. I called it “Book Your Brains Out”.
➽ I would always choose the red pill.
Things I Love/Interests
➽ My family
➽ Food (everything from sushi to chocolate cake, but absolutely no coffee!)
➽ Politics, history, philosophy
➽ Music (Dolly Parton, Metallica, and everything in between)
➽ Making Lists
➽ The Internet
➽ The colour red
TL;DR: I read books. A lot.