About

My name is Amy Tunstall, twenty four years old, and this is my book blog, if you hadn’t guessed already.

I graduated from Keele University with a first class degree in English and American Literatures in July 2014, and was dying for somewhere to funnel my book-related feelings when I finished. Thus, the blog was born.

In my third year I decided to try something a little different, and as well as my creative writing dissertation, I undertook another full dissertation in superhero violence in comic books. As a result, on top of my insane passion for literature, I’ve become increasingly interested in comic books: classic and contemporary, super to autobiographical, novels and series. This blog therefore will probably home some reviews of comics as well as literature, TV, film, and music.

On top of my studies, I was Editor-in-Chief of Keele’s student-run magazine Concourse, and I also worked as a senior member of bar staff at our SU, and was a Residence Support Assistant in halls of residence. Needless to say, I like to keep pretty busy.

Now I’m living and working in London. And reading. And writing.

I’m also on Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And Goodreads. I have a Pinterest but don’t really use it…

You can contact me via email: amyetunstall@gmail.com, Twitter: @amytunstall, or LinkedIn.

Previous articles and reviews can be seen on my profile on the Concourse website.

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m always thrilled to meet another twenty something via blog! Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  2. Good luck 🙂 I’ve always been interested in publishing, I’ve just been putting off doing anything about it! Once my final year of law’s out of the way I have no what I’ll do haha. Lovely blog! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Definitely take a look at publishing, you may find it’s for you, and it’s a really lovely, welcoming, friendly (if a little competitive) atmosphere. And with specialist publishing houses and different genres there’s a lot of opportunity for people with varying interests. Best thing is to just get as much experience as possible, if not to pad out your CV but to find something that really excites you. My best friend did law, has worked in the charity sector for about a year, and is now moving into campaign work with Unison! xx

      1. That sounds like a good place to be! & your friend sounds like she’s in a great place too. Thanks for replying 🙂 I’ll definitely start doing more research now xx

    1. Ah thanks! I loved writing it and felt so lucky that my supervisor let me, he also taught a comics module so it worked really well 😀 I didn’t realise how academically you can look at comics at literature and wish I’d been able to study them more, but Masters are expensive! What did you do your dissertation on? xx

      1. That sounds awesome, I love Margaret Atwood. It must have been really interesting to write about her, the only Atwood I studied was… well, we discussed The Tent in my creative writing class, but that’s it! I do love finding out what other English students wrote their dissertations on 😄 x

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