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 dedicated library chair 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.