Ten Facts About Me

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I am basically obsessed with watching Youtube beauty gurus, but rarely wear more make-up than a bit of mascara. I don’t even own foundation.

I listen to Harmontown every night to help me fall asleep.

Despite Now You See Me 1&2 being highly questionable movies, I would totally go to see a third, because I am in love with Daniel Atlas. Apparently arrogant, emotionally unavailable magician is my type.

daniel atlas

I am totally bemused by the blogging community’s response to cheating in YA.

I meet a lot of guys who like to give me unsolicited life advice – usually without knowing me at all. The response I always want to give runs along the lines off pleasefuckoffthankyou. Instead, I usually smile, say nothing and hate myself for it.

Sometimes I feel like the things that I care about in life are beginning to shift considerably, and I’m not sure how the new concerns and old concerns are going to live together.

I have been known to classify a certain type of YA story as ‘suicide books’ in my head. I feel bad about this.

I read My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem a few weeks back. It was probably one of the most incredible books I have ever read, and I feel like my reviewing skills are too inadequate to even attempt to have a meaningful discussion about it. Watch this space, I guess.

I once bit a chunk out of a drinks coaster because I thought it was a biscuit. It was during a meeting with mum was having with my brother’s school principle. He had briefly left the room and I guess I saw it as my opportunity. I should add I was a toddler at the time.

I am re-watching Scrubs right now and have realised that Doctor Cox and I share a similar worldview.

dr cox





Author: Lydia Tewkesbury

27. Loves a good story.

8 thoughts on “Ten Facts About Me”

  1. OMG I LOVE YOUTUBE BEAUTY GURUS TOO. Makeup and food are basically what I follow on YouTube, haha. Do you have a favourite? I’m always on the lookout for new ones that also do a bit of lifestyle stuff. 🙂

    And what was the blogging community’s response to cheating in YA? I wasn’t aware that there was a certain reaction…

    I can relate about the things you care about shifting. I’m such a different person now than I was, say, six years ago, and my parents have had so much trouble accepting it (in fact they haven’t). I also struggle a bit because it’s hard to explain why things are changing (for the worse, in their opinion). Sorry for this little tangent. 😛


    1. I kind of cycle through different favourites depending on my mood. Ingrid Nilsen is pretty constant though. I am obsessed with her. Right now I love those ‘sunday routine’ or whatever videos. They are both mundane and incredibly unrealistic, but there is something about them I find so comforting.

      In terms of cheating in books, I find in general that the community is very very anti. Which, on the one hand, I totally get. Everyone has their sensitivities (I certainly have a ton), and things they aren’t comfortable with, and if they find something upsetting then fair enough don’t read it. At the same time though, discounting a book because of a single action kind of feels strange to me. There are few mistakes characters can make that people totally avoid books. I guess there’s part of me that just finds it kind of funny that we’re totally comfortable with murderous vampires but as soon as someone cheats a line has been crossed. Haha. It’s probably just me over thinking… as usual.

      I’m sorry to hear you’re going through that with your parents. That’s so difficult. Feeling like people are trying to shove you back into a box that doesn’t fit you any more is such a uniquely frustrating and painful thing. It’s exhausting to have to be defending yourself all the time. Hugs. I hope things get better soon. And don’t apologise! I love a tangent 🙂


  2. Doctor Cox!!!! Scrubs!!!! My favourite is Turk and the Janitor.

    And don’t feel bad about the classifying thing. I classify YA books as thinks-she’s-a-special-snowflake sometimes.


    1. Haha, I totally do that too. The snowflake classification usually comes with an epic eye roll.

      I love the Janitor SO much. Something about rewatching the show is making me realise I never appreciated how freaking hilarious that guy is.

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