Hello fellow bookworm and welcome to Matilda’s Library. My name is Matilda (obviously), but most people outside of the book blogging community know me as Tilly. I decided to go by my first name and not my nickname because I felt that given the Roald Dahl classic Matilda, it was more appropriate and bookish. I used to absolutely despise my name hence why most people call me by the shortened version but as I’ve grown up I think I’ve actually fallen in love with it.
I have a long history of loving literature. From sitting on the bench in our sunny Surrey garden with my mum reading picture books, to devouring every single Jacqueline Wilson novel on the day of release – I certainly had a very bookish upbringing. I stopped reading so much in my teens as I was struggling at school as it was and back during the late noughties, it wasn’t exactly ‘cool’ to be seen with your head in a book all the time. Looking back now, I shouldn’t have cared but of course at the time, I cared A LOT.
There was a long period where I didn’t pick up a book for years, but I met my boyfriend – fellow book blogger John – and we inspired each other to begin reading again. I didn’t become a book-a-holic until my mum bought me The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey for Christmas a couple of years ago, but now I’m finally back to inhaling pages and living off the written word.
My Favourite Books – I Am Thunder by Muhammad Khan, The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey, The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James, Heartless by Marissa Meyer and Holes by Louis Sachar.
My Favourite Movies – Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, Match Point, Mamma Mia, Saw, The Shining, The Haunting In Connecticut, Hocus Pocus, Blair Witch, The Neverending Story and The Wizarrd Of Oz.
My Favourite TV Shows – Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sex & The City, Gilmore Girls, Breaking Bad, Bodies and The End Of The F***ing World.
My Favourite Albums – Sempiternal by Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit by Bring Me The Horizon, Britney by Britney Spears, The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths, Death Of A Bachelor by Panic! At The Disco and Paradise Valley by John Mayer.
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