Welcome to Bookish Nooks
Updated: Sep 21
Hey, I'm Maddy!
I thought that the beginning of a book blog (cue nervous pee) might be a lovely opportunity to introduce myself.
I'm 24 years old and live in Melbourne with my partner, Brandon, and little sister, Claire. I'm mid-way through my Master of Publishing and Communications, which is basically a degree about publishing and editing books that takes a little dive into the Australian book industry. So yeah, it's a good time.
A stack of Shakespeare's works rests in Maddy's arms in front of her bookshelf. Photo: Madeleine Corbel, 2021.
I am a huge fan of words. I always have been. Like so many others, I spent most of my childhood at Hogwarts; I remember one of my teachers even getting a little cross with me for not choosing something (anything!) else to read during class.
Books bring me a lot of happiness. I've always wanted to join a community of fellow book-lovers so that I could search for recs, talk about love triangles and basically just absorb as much bookish content as I could. This led me to create a Bookstagram account a couple of years ago and I have LOVED it ever since. It became a beautiful escape from the pandemic lockdown and evolved into a safe safe space for learning and discussion. Connecting with other readers, discovering new releases and hearing about books that have altered trajectories and changed lives – wowee, that was what I loved about the online community.
Some of my favourite Bookstagrammers have been @jordynlightyear (for her colourful photos and gorgeous baby content), @sophies.little.library (for those bookshelves – to DIE for) and @maddiereads_ (for her honesty, transparency and cats, of course).
So I decided that I would love to connect more, read more, write more and think more. Maybe even share an idea or two in a list or review.
Aside from reading, I'm a very big fan of playing piano, watching AFL, cross-stitching and drinking a bucket-load of tea!
Thanks a whole bunch for reading with me.