Hi, I’m Nemo!
I live in a truly beautiful part of regional Australia (ie corner of No and Where) with my imported husband and three adorably cuddly black cats. By day I work full-time in an office, and by night I turn into a vigilante kitten snuggler. That’s why you’ll find cats hidden all over this blog!
I also have a degree in English Literature, but you won’t find academic, literary interpretations here! It’s all about the enjoyment of reading.
I have been reviewing books since 2010, but I rebranded in 2012 with the launch of the Moonlight Library. I work with Australian publishers such as Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Pan Macmillan, Walker Books, Harlequin, and Allen & Unwin. I am a regular user of Netgalley and Edelweiss, and I also work with small presses and independent authors. I review ebooks, audiobooks, and physical copies.
I love reading books written for women by women, and I especially love Young Adult spec fic and contemporary, with a strong preference for fantasy. I’m especially drawn to novels about princesses, female friendships, magical powers, healing, and assassins. My favourite authors are Lauren DeStefano, Maria V Snyder, Heather Dixon Wallwork, Andrea Berthot, Sara Barnard, and CJ Archer.
Apart from being buried in books, I also knit, finish jigsaw puzzles, kick ass as the reigning MarioKart queen, and watch Netflix with my husband. I am a Pokemon MASTER several times over and Vulpix is my favourite Pokemon (not for battling though, her stats are pretty pathetic). I consider myself a Fire trainer but as a challenge try not to start every game automatically picking the Fire starter.
I have a fondness for vanilla bean ice cream, Galaxy chocolate, sparkly things, the Sims, makeup, nail polish, white hot chocolate, animated films, and lazy mornings snuggling in my epically comfortable bed with a good book while my cats tag-team each other for cuddles.
I love Taylor Swift (who writes how I feel) although I didn’t always, and my favourite band is Nightwish, a symphonic metal band from Finland, which is where I get my non de plume Nemo Evermore from.
Why do I use an alias?
Do I really have curly purple hair?
Yes, I really do. I follow the Curly Girl Method by Lorraine Massey, and I strongly encourage anyone with anything other than dead-straight hair to look into the method to achieve healthy and beautiful waves and curls.
Hi, I’m Archer!
Well first and foremost I’m cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
I reside in Australia but am English by births, I’ve been here since 2012.
When it comes to my reading, I will devour pretty much anything that can hold me. I’m a big fan of the works of Jim Butcher, specifically the Dresden Files series. I also love Orcs by Stan Nicholls, Shogun by James Clavelle, The Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I loathe Stephenie Meyer with a passion: in my mind she is to literature what Trolls 2 is to film.
But outside of that I’m a keen amateur photographer, a serious gamer and a keen cook.
And on that note I shall leave you with one last, tiny thought…
Money cannot buy happiness… But it can buy Bacon… Which is pretty much the same thing.