Welcome to my blog, I’m Bertie! This page is where you can find out a little bit more about me.
I’m a 24-year-old postgraduate student from the UK. When I’m not working or studying I’m reading books and playing video games! I live with my partner in a small house that I’ve stuffed full of books.
My favourite genres are Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror and the more representation the better! I stopped reading for about six years because I was fed up with not seeing people like me in fiction. I’m so excited by how much more diverse books are now, but we still have a long way to go!
I’m currently doing an MRes that’s looking at environmental futures and how prominent environmental organisations talk about the future. It’s using queer ecology and disability theory to try and conceptualise a more positive outlook of a climate-changed world. I also work part-time at a disability charity marketing our paid-for services to businesses.
Some of my favourite video games are: Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Fallout, Subnautica, Outer Worlds, Stardew Valley, and Boyfriend Dungeon! I don’t have the attention span I used to for video games but I still love them! At the moment I’m trying to get more into indie games because there’s lots of fun stuff happening in that area.
On top of that, I also play a barbarian dwarf called Bronnora in my DND sessions. I have a hamster called Pancetta. My favourite shape is a sphere. My favourite colour is dark green (and black because I have a goth reputation to maintain). I love eating food, but not cooking it. I am attempting to learn how to keep my plants alive. I have a love for all things soft. Oh, and I run this book blog!