About Us

Anyone else hate writing about themselves, Nope. Just me then.
A picture of me first then? Yes 

About me

My name is Ami-May. I’m 24 years young. I have been reading for as long as I can remember. My favourite author growing up was Jaqueline Wilson. Then and still is – Cathy Glass, I just love reading about true life events whether it’s about abuse, mental health etc it was her first book CUT that I picked up that grabbed me and I’ve never let go.

Why did you choose your blog name?

Well first of all, my beautiful cat is called Shyla. Uncensored, yes you guessed it. Truthful reviews with added profanity and humour. Opinions because if my cat could talk she would give you plenty.

Why have you started up this blog?

Well the very short version, I won’t bore you with the long version. I suffer with mental health – Borderline Personality Disorder, Fibromyalgia and CFS/M.E. Due to this, I am disabled. So reading is the only thing that I can manage. So this is my outlet and a way to connect to the world.

What genre do you like? 

Well that’s a tricky one. I will read almost anything but, I guess my favourites have to be: Crime,Thrillers,Suspense,Romance,General fictions, Young adult & Non fiction. My least has to be fantasy and horror. But I will try anything once.

Anything else about you?

Oh Geez, Erm I have a slight obsession with murder, serial killers & true crime. Love anything about them! Sorry, Netflix you need to catch up. I read and watch every book & documentary I can.

I used to do lots of crafting, from cross-stitching, knitting, card making & sewing. I stopped, when I got to ill but I really need to pick it up again.

I swear like a sailor and I am way to honest. I am not quite sure, if that is a good or a bad thing to be honest.

Can we meet shyla?

Well nope she is all mine, but I will tell you about her.

I had just moved into my first proper home and 4 months in, I knew I wanted and needed an companion. I found her advertised on a Facebook group. I don’t know why but I just had this strong feeling that I needed to grab her. She was delivered via the owners friend. I was told she was a feral and that she had been fixed ( nope she wasn’t) it was quite clear from that first day, something was wrong. Ferals are feisty little tinkers and it can take a while for them to trust you. But she absolutely hated men, she goes mental. Anyway, the vet concluded that she had to have been abused by a male. She hates doors being closed whether you’re in the room or not. It took a lot of patiences and love to help calm her and minimise her attacks, hissing, growling etc. Well 4.5 years on, she is the most lovable cat you could wish for. Yes she still has her moments but that makes her, the cat she is. She is an indoor cat, she won’t entertain going outside but she has many toys and she is truly spoilt. I think it was fate and she is basically the cat version to me. Well apart from just sitting on books than reading them, especially when mummy wants to read.

If you want to chat, know more about me or anything else, please visit the contact page.

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