Hi! I’m Jess, a 30-year-old from the UK, and this blog is a place where I can spew my thoughts and pretend I’m a hip, introspective young woman who has her shit together.

I’m an avid reader and film-watcher, a history nerd, a feminist, and a unicorn enthusiast. I’m also a traveller (when I can afford to be) and left my heart in Italy.

When I’m not nerding out over history (usually the 16th century, or witch trials, or nuns) or fantasy (I could watch Critical Role for hours) or a mixture of the two (sit down, I’m going to tell you why Maleficent’s annoyance in Sleeping Beauty was completely justified), you might find me having a singing lesson or, most likely, day-dreaming about how cool centaurs are.

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Favourite Books: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison; Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Feed by Mira Grant; The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller; Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers; Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Favourite Films: Beauty and the Beast (1991); The Mummy (1999); Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991); The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003); Labyrinth (1986); The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993); Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Favourite TV Shows: The Tudors; Avatar: The Last Airbender; The Vicar of Dibley; Castlevania; Brooklyn Nine-Nine