About Me.

This is the uncomfortably narcissist section of my website where you can read more about me, myself and I. Proceed with caution and enjoy your stay on planet ME!

What makes me different? Have you ever met someone who detests Nandos? Well, there you go.

Why, hello. Yes, I’m talking to you! Welcome to my little page of wonder and excitement. I hope you stumble across something that makes your life wholly complete! 

Okay, enough of that.

Let’s cut the theatrics. So, yes, allow me to informally introduce myself. My name is Sophie Carla Sullivan, a twenty something northerner who has a burning desire to read all books in all formats – I don’t discriminate. Physical books, audiobooks, eBooks, even subtitles! You get the point – I’m just hungry for books.

A little bit about myself.

First of all, I’m hoping that you are the type of person who judges people by their level of competence and not their credentials, as I do not have any exciting degrees or titles attached to my name. Actually, hang on – that’s not entirely true. I DO have an out of date BTEC higher extended diploma in Creative Media Production. And I did purchase a ladyship title for the grand sum of £18. Bow to me, peasant. Basically, I’m just a quirky book worm working part-time as a barista (not barrister, unfortunately) in Worcester. I moved to the West Midlands seven years ago to be with my beloved.

Moving swiftly onto my reading/ writing background. Like most book nerds, my perpetual love affair began when I was a child, then I took English Literature for my GCSE’s and soon I developed a love for writing.

Again, I don’t have any exciting publications to brag about. In the past, I submitted two amateur scripts. One for a Shelagh Delaney writing festival, the other for the Oldham Coliseum Theatre – both rejected. I started two novels, but never ended up completing them due to my laptop breaking down. So you see, I have dabbled in writing here and there. My writing has never taken flight because I have a terrible habit of allowing silly things, like self-doubt, to get in the way. However, thanks to discovering websites such as TheOnlineBookClub and NetGalley, I have been able to put my two passions of reading and writing into more practical use. I provide valuable feedback for new authors who are constantly honing their craft; seeking ways to tap into their strengths and improve on their weaknesses.

I’ve only just started reviewing books/manuscripts, but it is quickly turning into something of an unhealthy obsession. I love reviewing because it is almost like venturing forth on a metaphorical treasure hunt. Amongst the bestsellers and the bottom of the barrel, I love uncovering the hidden gems and sharing these precious jewels with the rest of the reading world.

Furthermore, reviewing gives me a chance to express my honest opinion about the books I have read. It feels nice to have my opinion valued- for once. Perhaps, one day, I can transform this hobby into an actual, real, remote profession.

Let’s see…what else? Oh! I can also make a mean Flat White. Toodles!

Likes – Books (obvs)
– McNuggets
– Self-checkouts – Yay! For the introvert in me.
– Comedy films
– COLUMBO! The legend! And just one more thing, Murder She Wrote.

– The Real Housewives of Atlanta
– Yoga
– Kickboxing – don’t make me angry!
– Punk, Britpop, House, Dance and a dollop of 80s. And I’m a proud fan of my homegrown, native bands, such as The Smiths, New Order, Oasis and The Stone Roses.
– Chocolate fudge cake with double cream – mmm, tastes like high cholesterol

Dislikes – Nandos – Yeah, I said it!
               – People, who say ” Do you fancy a cheeky Nandos?”
               – People who say pepper their sentences with ” Methinks”. Seriously, get over yourselves!
               – ‘Live, Love, Laugh’ wall art
               – Slow walkers
              – No seats on the train
               – Livin’ On A Prayer – WORST. SONG. EVER!
               – Haikus – what is the point?
               – When people say they love classic books but they’ve only read Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. In the words of Mark Twain, “Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

My dream – I just want a cottage in the countryside and live of ‘the fatta the land with my soulmate.