About Me

Hello everyone! And welcome to The Secret Life of a Bookworm.

My name is Samantha and I'm a twenty year old bookworm. 

I decided to start up my blog in September 2012 because I'd became a fan of some book blogs already and I wanted to do what they were doing - sharing their love of reading with other bookworms. So that's why I decided to start up my blog. I don't really have a reason behind the name of my blog, but I suppose it is kind of a secret since only a select few members of my family and friends know that I do this since I'm quite shy about this type of thing - so I guess it works!

Currently, I'm working as a travel sales consultant at Thomas Cook in town and I'm really enjoying it! It's so different from my previous job, but it's good.

When it comes to reading, I've always been a big reader ever since I was little. I remember my mum used to take me and my sister to the library all the time and I can remember reading Horrid Henry and Enid Blyton's Mystery series, but the main series that shaped my childhood was Harry Potter. I'm completely Harry Potter mad. I can basically recite nearly all of the movies, I've started collecting Harry Potter books/memorabilia and I'm constantly telling my family Harry Potter facts that they really don't care about but I tell them anyways. I even planned a whole trip to London with my boyfriend around visiting the Harry Potter studio in Leavesden and I can honestly say that it was one of the best experiences of my life.

These past few years of blogging have introduced me to tons of new authors that I probably wouldn't have heard of otherwise, so my TBR is constantly growing. But a few of my favourite authors are: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Jay Crownover, Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, Leigh Bardugo, Rachel Caine, Sarah J Maas, Richelle Mead, Lauren Oliver, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell,  Rachel Vincent and many, many more. If I had to list every author that I loved, I'd definitely be here all day. 

When I'm not reading, I have a serious addiction to TV. I'm in the middle of watching about 30+ TV shows at the moment and it's growing every single year. Some of my favourites have to be: Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Modern Family, Scream, Pretty Little Liars, Orphan Black, Arrow, The Flash, Grimm, Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and many, many more. I also have a massive list of TV shows that I need to start watching ASAP because I've heard great things about them.

So there we go, that's just a little about me and my blog. If there's anything else you'd like to know feel free to contact me by email: samanthathebookworm@hotmail.com, or through twitter: @SamanthasBooks and I'll be happy to answer your questions. Or if you just want to fangirl, that's great too!

Thank you for visiting my blog!


  1. Hi Samantha, just wanted to stop by and thank you for your recent visit to my blog: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/

    Have a great day.

  2. Haha we have a lot of things in common :D I actually started my book blog because I followed several others and I wanted to try out what they were doing as well. In addition to that, I thought it was a great way to share my love of books :D

    You have an awesome list of TV shows. I'm currently following Supernatural (yay!), Once Upon A TIme, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals :D We should fangirl about them sometime :D

    EM @ booksandicedcoffee.com