Hello! I’m Emma Walker and I love books.
I have always been an avid reader and I have found comfort and inspiration in the many, many different worlds I have come across in literature. After completing my English Literature degree at the University of Roehampton, I went back after a year of working to study for my Masters in Children’s Literature. Roehampton is home to the National Centre for Research into Children’s Literature and I was surrounded with the best lecturers and fellows in the field. I was lucky enough to even have a masterclass with the one and only Jacqueline Wilson (totally star-struck). During this year, the world of literature seemed to open up in a way it never had before and I left feeling as if I had only just scratched the surface.
I have since started a career in Advertising but my mind still comes up with essay titles, catchy one liner’s for book reviews and potential plots for that book I will write someday. I still hope that one day I will be paid to do what I love which is anything in the world of literature. But until that day comes, I decided I needed an outlet, and this is it! My main interests remain within Children’s and Young Adult literature and this is what the blog will revolve around. Everything from a subversive picture book, to a traditional fairy tale, right through to an apocalyptic teen trilogy captures my imagination. So, you should expect to find…
- A very obvious love for children’s and YA literature
- One too many book reviews
- Recommendations of other blogs / sites / points of interest
- General musings
- An academic post now and again
- The odd Harry Potter post (many guaranteed Harry Potter posts)
- And a few more book reviews…
So, grab yourself a cup of tea & happy reading!
Pssst… for any Harry Potter fans out there, take a look at my other blog which is dedicated to looking at representations of food and drink in the Harry Potter series.