My name is Ewa and I don’t take myself or this blog very seriously, FYI.
My name does not stand for European Water Agency (although, I concede, it could) and it is not pronounced “Eww-ah”. It’s “Ever”, or “Eva”, whatever you feel comfortable with.
Books and I get along very well. I did English and Philosophy at uni (studied Anglo-Saxon literature too so I am a massive word-dork), and I’ve had an ongoing obsession with fantasy literature of various types since I was five. Hence the fantasy-centric nature of this blog. I also enjoy some young adult books, a few crime novels, the odd bit of romance (and FFS the well-written stuff is not a shameful thing to enjoy and I’m so tired of people who think it is), historical novels, horror, sci fi (mainly in film or TV form)… bits and bobs, really. I like strong female characters, strong male characters, pretty book covers, steampunk, gents in suits with waistcoats and top hats and moustaches and bow ties, Georgette Heyer, PG Wodehouse, Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, hob nob biscuits, penguins, alpacas, chicken chow mein, my sister’s baking, shiny things and masquerade balls. If anyone could manage to put all these things into one book, I will be impressed. And possibly in love.
I spent a while working for Lush at the Covent Garden flagship store as the staff trainer so I know stuff about Lush and people ask me about the products quite a bit. Although I am now working at an excellent Waterstones selling books to anyone who unwittingly strays across my path, I am still big on Lush products, and probably always will.
Speaking of that Waterstones job – I run the SFF, Horror and Dark Fantasy sections at my store, as well as co-run the Graphic Novels and Manga with Jess, who I would like to start tweeting/blogging because she’s ace. It’s my profession to geek out about books. YESSS I know right.
I’m always writing something. I have thirteen projects on the go, two that I consider serious. The rest are sort of vague. Like this paragraph. This paragraph is so totally vague.
Quite a lot of my distractability is down to my ADHD. I like having ADHD. I am never properly bored. It’s hell in social settings though.
My first language is Polish, but I don’t have it any more.
I am mostly powered by tea. Litres and litres of tea.
I’m 6ft 1, wear big boots and always suffer from insomnia and I’m-Not-Sure-What-To-Read-Next-itis.