My name is Emma. I have spent 23 years on this planet. I live in the sometimes sunny Scotland. Currently attending college in Glasgow studying Graphic Design.

I like Star Trek, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, musicals, gaming, photography and animals. Specifically cats. If I didn’t live with my parents I would have a house full of cats.

You can find me on: YouTube,Β Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Goodreads,Β and Instagram: @BluChickenNinja.




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  1. Hi Emma,

    Thank you for the like on my drawings. Your blog is interesting and now following you. Good luck in school! I love the career choice I made and have a huge passion for graphic design.


  2. What a delightful intro, though it does remind me I should put more effort into my own. I’m a little envious of your living in Scotland; I particularly love Glen Coe and the surrounding countryside

  3. Thanks for liking my post. I have just had a quick look around your blog and have decided that I have to follow yours since it looks like we have a lot of the same taste in books and shows. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  4. Hello! And thanks for liking my post about the American Library Association midwinter meeting. Funny story, I just ran into someone from Glasgow representing a library school here at the conference.

  5. Hi, Emma! Thanks for the like!
    You resemble a friend of mine here in the states!

    Love your blog name!
    Keep up the good work!!



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  6. Oh how we loved visiting Scotland when we lived in Germany thirty years ago! Stayed at Bed & Breakfasts. The friendliest people on the planet too! I’ve always wanted to return to play golf (my hubby is a golf pro) He played I didn’t. I know – sometimes sunny is occasionally sunny – even in May the weather was challenging. I’ll be back to your blog however, πŸ™‚ Blessings,

  7. Emma, Thanks for following my blog. Hope that you find something you will enjoy reading from my book reviews. Just started reading novel and short stories that are little lighter than my most recent reads: relationships and male bashing in a comedic way.
    More partial to big dogs, but a love for animals says a lot about you. Enjoy.

  8. Hi Emma,
    Thank you for your visit. I like your background poster, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. I was brought up in ‘The Dear Green Place” and at times I miss it. We lived in Cardonald.

  9. Love your blog name! Thanks for stopping by ownwhoyouare and liking my post! I love that you are from Scotland….I dream of visiting that beautiful country. Best wishes on your life and all you are working for!

  10. Good morning my friend. Just wanted to say thank you for following my blog and I shall be back to review yours also. Hope the sun is shining in Bonny Scotland today?

  11. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I feel similar in the sense – I have no idea what I want to do either. I love Harry Potter toooo! Not so keen on cats though, that’s where we differ, i’m a dog lover.
    Loved reading your blog πŸ™‚ Very honest! Look forward to readying some more of your posts.

  12. Hi Emma,
    Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it. πŸ™‚
    Scotland was beautiful when I was there (LONG time ago). I just couldn’t understand anyone. I remember asking the cab driver if he could please speak English, he got pretty pissed at me, said he WAS speaking English! (I couldn’t understand a word he said)

    1. Hello, Emma, thank you for visiting my blog. I am amazed with people who study graphic design, since I know nothing about it. Have a good day!

  13. Graphic designing is one of my favourite things to look at, wish I could do a short course on if I had the time. I would love to see some of your work and thnx for liking my post.

  14. Hari Om, Emma,

    You have a nice blog.
    Your looks kind of resembles with my younger sister, she is of the same age as you are. I tease her a lot by calling her hair style as “Bird’s Nest”. πŸ˜€

    Krishna Dev

  15. Thanks for the like of my blog. I hope you visit again and you enjoy what you read. I read your “about me” and found you are a busy young woman. You now have my like. Blessings to you and yours.

  16. I’m glad you liked my thoughts about my week, listed as 5th Sunday of Easter. I hope that between my musing on my life on Sundays and my political rants on Wednesday I inspire people to think about life and issues. May your life be worthwhile.

  17. You’re a graphic designer? Oh my gahd! That’s what I want to take up now. Too bad we don’t have it here in our country yet. Do you post more stuff about graphics design too?

    Love your blog btw. And the books! I’m drooling to read ’em :>

  18. Just a random note from a random stranger – your blog makes me smile. Your name is awesome (blog name and real name – Emma has always been one of my favs), and just in general you are off the charts adorable. It always lights up my day when I see your name pop on my blog feed. πŸ™‚ Thank you for that! πŸ™‚

  19. Thanks for popping in to look at my blog cicampbellblog.wordpress.com and ‘liking’ Sharon’s story.
    We live in Scotland too. Over near Edinburgh. πŸ™‚

  20. Thanks for checking out my Writing 101 post and thinking it “was pretty awesome”. Yaay! I am humbled by the praise. Like everyone else who has commented, I wish you well in your academic studies. Oh, to be 22 again! (hahaha). Thanks again and happy blogging!

  21. I love the blog title, whatever it means! I enjoyed visiting the National Transportation Museum in Glahz-go some 24 years ago, and seeing Charles Rennie Macintosh works.

  22. i’ve always wanted to go to scotland and hope i have the chance to some day. i had some scottish friends who lived in a houseboat during the months i lived in oxford (as a waiter, not a student) while taking a year off from college eons ago, and they were exceptionally kind people. thanks very much for liking my blog post.

  23. Hi Bluechickenninja,
    Thanks for liking my post is made my day. Hope your having sunshine to but I’ve heard it’s a bit chilly in Scotland? Its Glasgow isn’t it? I dare not leave this part as I may never find it again. Love your username (smiling) πŸ™‚

  24. …….Sorry Bluechickenninja typing corrections…is should say it’s…. and part should say Page. I think I better go and rest now.

  25. Thanks for liking my poem, I see looking in on your blog that you seem to be into…well, everything. Brilliant. Good luck in your studies. Thanks again.

  26. Hi Emma,

    Thank you for the like on my thoughts. I’ve just started blogging. So, obviously I’m inexperienced.
    Your blog is cool, interesting and serene-love the color theme. I especially loved your private drive photo!! Wish I could go there, will go someday. Love the photo of your dog, I have one lab of my own.


  27. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog ‘teleportingweena’ and for liking the post about bananas! Much appreciated! Looking forward to reading yours!

  28. Thanks so much for the visit and the like, Emma. Was it the pussycats that got to you? Come back again sometime. They do show up now and again, when I feel the blog is getting too gloomy. Your blog, on the other hand, looks like loads of fun. I look forward to exploring it!

  29. Hi Emma: Thanks for visiting my new blog. On my old blog, I would list books that I enjoyed. I love books set during WW I. Today, lucky me, I picked up Jacqueline Winspear’s latest novel, hot off the presses, “The Care and Management of Lies,” I had pre-ordered it through my library and it just came in. Can’t Wait to Start It!!!! Visit again and have a great day!!!!!!

  30. Hi Emma – thanks for reading my blog post – I’ve enjoyed looking through your blog as well, especially the DIY stuff – love the patterns! Just curious, are you an original Trekkie, Next Generation or all Star Trek fan? I’m a Next Generation fan myself πŸ™‚

    1. Hello. I would say Voyager is my favourite but to be honest I enjoy all Trek as long as its not made by J.J Abrams. Although I will admit that I’ve never seen most of TNG. I’ve always meant to watch it. I even own some of the box sets, I’ve just never got around to it.

  31. I am happy you some how ended up seeing my first blog post. Because of that, I had a chance to watch your YouTube channel and read some of your blog. It’s admirable that you are reading so much. I hope JK Rowling gives you the chance to say ‘thank you’

    I also wanted to ask what you liked about my post and how you found it in the first place. I am curious so I can plan accordingly for the future.


  32. Hi Emma,

    I have to say that I couldn’t pick a favourite post of yours to say hi on, so I have come here. You liked my post today and I now see that you were doing zero to hero, I wish I’d kept up so we could have ‘met’ earlier, but moving house and blogging didn’t seen to mix for me! What I’m trying to say is that I love the posts I’ve read (I had the same thoughts about the silo series, though I did read them in the right order!), I think you’re so ambitious trying 52 books and I’m looking forward to reading much more.

    Liz x

    1. Hello, sorry it took so long to reply. But yeah wow Zero to Hero feels like a long time ago now. The 52 books thing isn’t so difficult, you just need to pick short books. But yeah thanks, glad you like my blog.

  33. thanks for following my blog- Where Did You Find God Today. I hope you check out the cool faith-based, but will keep you reading fiction I and my fellow authors write. I feel a connection- I also love cats (.I wish I could adopt every stray at the animal shelter and love on it,) and I had an ovarian cyst rupture when I was 21.

  34. Just another thank you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I put my post up about this earlier in the week, but have only just had the opportunity to let people know (where does time go?). Thanks honey and keep up the blogging, love reading your updates. Have a great weekend.

  35. Hi Emma,
    Thanks for checking out my new blog and liking my teddy. I’ll overlook your love of cats because I’m really enjoying reading your blog.

    Amy, Twenty Feet of Freedom

  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! I’m so glad you brought me over here! I too love to read and then you instantly hooked me in with your love of Doctor Who! πŸ™‚

  37. Hey emma! Thank you for liking my blog πŸ™‚ I am glad to know that you are planning on pursuing your dreams despite your illness. Always remember, you are not your illness. We all have to go through our own challenges but it’s only to make u stronger and to lead you to your true purpose on earth! If you have some free time, I recommend reading any books by deepak chopra, Wayne dyer, Robert holden, or marianne williamson πŸ™‚ take care emma and many blessings to u!

  38. Thank you very much for liking my very first post at my new blog! It was a great surprise. I didn’t even promote or share the post, so I was amazed that anyone had read it, let alone liked it.

  39. Hi, Emma.

    Thank you so much for liking my post ‘When your life’s work is play…’

    I’m really looking forward to getting to know a little more about you through your blog.

    Take care,


  40. Wow! I didn’t know that you could actually visit the house where “Harry Potter” was filmed! What a cool place to visit. I’m a big fan as well! Thanks for liking my “funny trip…” stop by anytime…

      1. Sounds like a terrific experience! Perhaps one day I’ll get to do it. My sister is a doctor and spent part of her time in training at Kings College, I believe that’s the name, there in London?…anyways…always wanted to see Stonehenge, everyone else in my family got to go and I got a postcard while living n d institution…

        1. You should definitely visit if you get the chance. I also went to Stonehenge many many years ago and to be honest I wasn’t that impressed. Its just a bunch of rocks in a circle. Though I do believe they have recently built visitors center close by so it might be more interesting now.

  41. Thanks for following me. It gives me more of an incentive to try to keep up with both Blogging and Writing 101 assignments. Just wish I knew what the big frickin’ deal is with all these various awards that people get nominated for!

    1. Hello,

      I think the awards are more about advertising yourself on other blogs. I mean some part of it is telling another person you like their blog. But especially when you have a small blog with a few followers it can be a good way of getting traffic to your site. But even if someone nominates you for an award you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to.

      Thanks for commenting.

  42. I to just only really started blogging heavily just over a month ago and I have seen the nominations also. I have also seen some bluffers refuse the awards. There is a lot to learn in the world of blogging. For more information about blogging check out Arrianna Huffington’s book titled “The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging”. There is a lot of valuable information.

  43. Hello Emma,
    I’m slowly getting into the habit of checking out other blogs on here while I build up my own, but yours definitely caught my attention. It’s one of the first that seems to have the kind of content I can enjoy. Thanks for the like on my Miranda July post, and I’ll be following ^_^

  44. Hi, it’s been only a short while since I’ve discovered and followed your blog, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. I was nominated for a Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and I wanted to relay it by including you among ten blogs for me to nominate. (http://mselliejee.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award-nomination/) I’m not sure how exactly it works or what it is, but please take it as a sign of me enjoying your blog!
    Best wishes,
    Ellie Jee
    P.S. Can I just say that I’m jealous of you attending school in the UK? Glasgow sounds amazing!

        1. Yeah its fun going to college in Glasgow but I would only see the city as I was walking from the train station to college. I was just too busy with coursework to actually do anything.

        2. Oh I see; I totally understand you on that – it was hard for me to explore the city too when I was in college! Nevertheless, I’m envious that you are in the UK as I’m from here in the US haha.

  45. With a name like bluchickenninja, how could I not stop by! Must admit to thinking how cool it was that you lived on the same road as Harry Potter until the penny dropped. Doh!

      1. I thought you might as you just liked my post on it. You pick your favourite female character from a book and write a post on it. A blog hop is a group of blog posts linked so I’d do my post and link to the next person and they do the same

        1. Okay cool that sounds like fun. Just one thing. I have someone I’ve been wanting to write about for a while. And though she appears in some books she was a television character first. Will that be okay or does it have to be a character from a book?

  46. Thank you for liking one of my posts on The Inspiration Angel! I like the way you have this structured… particularly the sidebar… I need to tweak mine more I think!

  47. Thank you for liking my post Emma. Your blog looks really interesting and I’ll look forward to seeing what comes next. Perhaps we’ll say ‘hello’ on Goodreads some time.

  48. Hi again, Emma. I’d love to friend you on Goodreads. I’m pretty new to it, so I’m still finding my way round things there. My user name in Millie Thom and I write historical fiction (Vikings at present). I think you’re more into sci-fi and fantasy, like one of my daughters, but I’ve read quite a few fantasy novels myself and would be happy to read your recommendations.

    1. Hello Millie. It took a while but I did add you as a friend on Goodreads. I’ve had an account for over a year now and I’m still learning how things work.

      I do prefer sci-fi and fantasy but I have a couple of historical books on my to-be-read list. To be honest I’m not that picky with what genre of books I read.

      1. That’s great, Emma. I’m so glad you decided to friend me on Goodreads. I’ll look forward to seeing some of your recommendations. I really do like fantasy. I read little else at one time. Now I’m focusing on historical fiction because that’s what I write.

  49. Lovely site and some tasty recipes. Thank you for liking my most recent post.

    Also, it’s very nice to stumble across a fellow blogger who lives not far from me. A few miles, to be precise 😊

  50. Thank you for visiting and following my blog! I too love cats, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. Especially Voyager because I was enamored with Captain Janeway. Looking forward to seeing more. Keep visiting!

  51. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my most recent post, “A Few Leftovers.” I am grateful for your encouragement.

    Best wishes to you for the success of your blog,


  52. Wow, it seems like i have found my most favourite blog! πŸ˜€
    You have an amazing blog, and i love your 30 day book challenge. Keep up the great work, i will sure be following your work.
    And thankyou for liking my posts, your appreciation is highly valued.
    Happy Blogging πŸ™‚

  53. Perhaps if you started infiltrating cats into the house one at a time and late at night, you COULD have the house by yourself when your parents are forced to retreat under the Feline Barrage!

  54. Hi Emma! Nice to meet you. Thank you for the speedy and first “like”! I have lots of cats in my record collection, especially big cats. I’ll have to go back into the archives and locate them for you. Bring your beautiful cat-loving self back again soon!

      1. Hi Emma!

        Big cats await! Check out records number 78, 79, 80, 96,97, &120. You’ll have to scroll back on “older posts”. There will be more I’m sure. I love big cats.

        Happy claws to you!

  55. Hey Emma! I always wanted to come over to your blog and have a look at it but I kept forgetting. I love your bio! Graphic Design sounds fun! I look forward to reading more stuff on your blog! See ya around πŸ™‚

  56. Hey there… I pass by to say thank you for always viewing my posts and liking some. I very much appreciate the gesture. I love that picture of yours on front of a very cozy looking house. Is that your parent’s place? I never been to Scotland, But I love mountains so I think I would love it there. Wish you all the best and life and enjoy being young because time flies. I wish I was young again. Take care!

    1. Hello.

      That particular photo was taken at the Harry Potter Studo Tour near london. It is privet drive which you would see at the start of the Philosophers Stone.

      Scotland is really a lovely place to live, even with all the rain. And yes we have lots of mountains.

      1. sorry about the mistake about the house. I never seen Harry Potter’s films nor read the books. I guess I’m too old for that. Anyway, the only images I saw of Scotland are from watching Escape to the Country Program from BBC.

        1. I suppose the thing with Harry Potter is you just assume everyone has seen it. Oh well. No problem.

          I’m trying to think of television programs set in Scotland but the only one I can come up with is Monarch of the Glen. It finished 10 years ago but was really brilliant and was set in a really nice part of the highlands.

        2. How about Highlander?Did you ever see the movie? I guess not because it was released around 1980s and you were not yet born that time. Do you have a gallery of photos of Scotland online?

  57. How did you find my tiny blog so quickly? You’ve worked hard at this one, I can see, and you’re clearly following the right path in graphic design. Thank you for your comment–Judy

  58. Hi there, thanks for liking a few of my blog posts and for following my blog. As you can probably see I’m quite new to all this blogging, although it’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for years! Eventually the ideas just kept filling up in my mind to the point where I just had to start writing them down – and hence my blog!

    I have looked at your blog and love the pictures of your dogs (beautiful!) and the way that you write – you definitely have a talent! I also think it’s brave how you have talked about your CFS and ovarian cyst story. I am sure there are many people out there who may in the same boat and for whom you being so open about how you have coped has been incredibly helpful. Good luck Jo

  59. Hi bluchickenninja,
    Thanks for visiting and liking my Camino de Santiago blog, and apologies it’s taken me so long to say it. I’m a bit slow with admin :). Love the photo at Privet Drive & I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  60. Hello! Thanks for visiting onetreebohemia! I just now had a chance to visit your blog – great book lists. I’m intrigued by the penumbra one (sorry – if I click over to get the proper name, I’m afraid of losing my comment). Also big thumbs up for the instagram photo of the cheeky black cat on an open book. I have one of those that does stuff like that!

  61. Hi Emma, I’m Rani from Indonesia… thank you for liking my post and I straight go to your blog and following you. Oh by the way why ‘Bluchickenninja’? it put a smile on my face when I spell your blog’s name πŸ˜€

  62. Hello Emma – thank you for your kind ‘like’ indication on my 0038.

    I had to trash it and redo but perhaps you sent your indication after I did that – anyway, thank you.

    I do hope all goes well for you at College and of course in the future.

    Love your site name – I’m a Brit but live in Asia – Chicken has a slightly different meaning over here but there ya go dah-ding!!

    cheers ~ ‘ter

        1. Haha. Yes, i suppose. Or you have found the holy grail, the fountain of youth and could be a billionaire in an instant.

  63. Hello from one Emma to another πŸ™‚ nice to meet you! You liked my Goodnight Mister Tom post (thank you!) is that one of your favourites too?

    I love your About Me! I’m a Harry Potter geek too πŸ™‚ and I looooove cats!!!

    I’m going to look around your blog a bit now πŸ™‚ lovely festive background by the way!!

  64. Hello! Thanks for checking out my blog! Your blog looks like a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing what else you do
    It’s great to hear from a fellow Who-fan, though they’re getting more and more common. It still seems strange to me to see someone walk into Starbucks with a Doctor Who shirt on. For me it will always be a random (but the BEST) British science-fiction TV show. I watched the old series long before the new one came out.

  65. Hi Emma, just wanted to say a quick thanks for liking my recent post, I’m a fan of Doctor Who and musicals too! πŸ™‚

  66. Hi Emma! Thanks a lot for liking my recent post. Your blog looks really nice and the book reviews are awesome! I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design too, nice to know you’re in the same field!

  67. Thank you Emma for recently visiting my blog site. I bet Glasgow and Scotland are beautiful as the pictures show that I’ve seen, a country I would love to visit one day. God bless.

  68. Thanks for liking my post! You make me think of my experience these years πŸ™‚
    I graduated with a Bachelor of Art and design degree but unfortunately I picked up Marketing later on in my Masers and am doing a perfect normal and boring office job now unrelated to art…It’s all part of the sacrifice as I came to a foreign country at your age and have to start over again. However I keep reminding myself being an artist is what I want in life so I picked up the pen again and let my daytime income to support my night time creation.
    I’ve been to Glasgow when I was in Uni. August and it was chilly chilly chilly : )

  69. Hi, Emma.
    I love your off-the-cuff style of writing, your great book intros, and that photo of you and Mr ? at the top of this post! Thanks for the like today. I hope you enjoy at least 23 more years on this planet. Sorry to hear about the diagnoses; happy to know you’re not afraid of doctors anymore.

  70. Hello~ You followed my blog yesterday, and I thought I’d follow you back because your blog looks lovely.

    (I also like Doctor Who, Sherlock, Fargo, Fringe and a whole bunch of other sci fi things.)

    Thanks so much for the follow~ c:

  71. You have an interesting blog, something that feels real. I’ve been to Scotland, home of my ancestors. I must return again in the next couple of years, I want to see Inverness again.

  72. Hi Emma,
    Just wanted to say thank you for supporting my blog. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am writing it.
    I like yours too.

  73. Hi Emma, and thanks for the like on my post about the old Spare Ribs newspaperstrip. There will be a follow-up directly about the strip itself with, if I can persuade my scanner to work, some examples of the work itself, which I hope you’ll enjoy.

  74. Thanks for the like! Right when I entered your blog I knew I’d love it because it’s full of books and awesome. I love HP, DW and musicals too! πŸ™‚

  75. Hi Emma nice to know you πŸ™‚ anyway I wanna ask you: why every post of yours is not using “read more” meanwhile it will make nice view to reader than read full post in front page?
    as I know “read more” is useful for up rating the blog, but you do not use it

    1. Because having a read more on every single post annoys me and if it annoys me I’m assuming it will annoy anyone else trying to read my blog too.

      I’m not blogging for the stats so I don’t see the point of using a read more to artificially inflate my stats.

      1. I see but I have different view with you and the point is not all reader like you do as I am feeling annoyed when long post has no read more tag.

        1. Nevermind I just expressed and suggested it merely, it can be accepted or denied and everyone may have different view and thank u for quick respond

  76. Heya!

    Thanks for the like on my post! Your blog is really lovely, and not super overloaded with tons of stuff.. Like I tend to find on wordpress. lol. It’s clean, simple, and gets right to the point- Your writing. Very wonderful work! ^_^

    Thanks again!

  77. Hello, Emma! Thank you for liking our “New Year Dining & Wining (Without whining)” post.
    If you are ever in a mood for spicy Indian Food with Strawberry Wine, let us know. πŸ˜‰

  78. Hello Emma. Thanks for liking my blog. I like yours, too. It’s so fresh and funny. I love books. Never get to read as fast as I buy them. Looking forward to your book reviews for some inspiration.

  79. Hi, Emma,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my new post, “My Vietnam War–and Welcome to It.” You’ve got a very attractive site yourself, and I plan to visit again soon!

  80. Hi Emma, Thank you for following my blog. Lucky you living in Scotland. I’ve been trying to get to Scotland for a visit for about 3 years and something always gets in the way. Bet of luck on your studies. Hope you can fit in time to read my books. Take care, Kathleen Andrews Davis, Emerson’s Attic

  81. Hello Emma,
    thank you for checking out and liking my blog about reaching my writing target for the month, it is really appreciated πŸ™‚

  82. Thanks very much for the visit and like on my site, most appreciated! Tying in the Ents on Hobbits to CFS was a brilliant stroke – journey well!

  83. What a cutie you are! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love when different generations communicate and find things they can enjoy and appreciate in each other. By the way, I have always wanted to visit Scotland. Maybe someday I will get there.

  84. Hi, Emma! Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. I’m loving your book reviews and will be checking back to get some recommendations for things to read. Warm wishes from Ellensburg, WA, USA.

  85. Hey, thanks for stopping by and liking my blog! I’ve snooped around and am finding yours very enjoyable πŸ™‚

  86. A house full of cats does have some drawbacks but there are certainly some positives. Such as, you won’t need an alarm clock because you’ll wake up early in the morning with a kitty on your head trying to subtly remind you of her breakfast…….

    1. My cat isn’t so bad, normally he goes outside overnight. If the weather is bad he will stay in but he is getting lazy and is quite happy to sleep till you get out of bed.

      Now the dogs on the other hand, no matter what the weather they are up at 7am demanding a walk.

  87. Hello lovely, thank you for liking my previous post on how to cope with acne. I relate so much on the post about your ovarian cyst story. I, myself, was diagnosed with PCOS when I was only 12 years old. I had suffered from acne from age 9 and only got rid of it two years ago. Still no solution remains to my cyst-saturated ovaries. Oh well. Stay safe.

      1. Yup, it’s a little freaky to find out at 12 you have to take BC pills to sort it out temporarily. I looked 18 whe I was 12. How’s everything going for you? Hope all’s good. xx

  88. Hey Emma, thanks for stopping by my blog, checking out my posts and liking ‘Salted Roasted Pumpkin Seeds’, I appreciate it! I too am a fan of Harry Potter and love the photo of Privet Drive :). Also congrats on your nomination above ^!

  89. Emma, Thanks for liking a post on my blog! The family has read all of the HP books and we have seen all of the movies. And musicals? My two sons have been (or were) in musicals from age 12/13 on!

    1. Hi Jim, you are very welcome πŸ™‚ There have actually been a number of unofficial Harry Potter musicals made. They are pretty good and can be found on YouTube!

      Thanks for visiting.

  90. Thanks for the like! Lovely that you are from Scotland … My grandfather was born in Dundee, I think. Hope to visit Scotland one day.

  91. Hey, thanks for stopping by and liking my post about procrastination!
    I have just a had a browse through your blog and you’ve earned a new follower πŸ™‚
    Hope to keep in touch…

      1. Ha, don’t we all! I think it’s fine, as long as we take the time to dig a little deeper and find out what we’re keeping ourselves from achieving! That’s the philosophical side of me anyway, applying it is not as easy… πŸ˜‰

        1. PS: If you are perfectionist on top of being a procrastinator, you can stop by tomorrow afternoon, new post coming up on the subject πŸ™‚

  92. Thanks for stopping by! You’re an inspiration for continuing to write through the fatigue. In the words of Japanese variety show hosts “Gambate!”

  93. Thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading more of your future posts, since I share your passion for reading.

  94. Hey, BCN, thanks for liking my “Serious Levity” post. You certainly have a following. I can see why – you write, you connect, and you keep in touch. How cool is that.
    Keep writing! –roc,sj

  95. Hello! I would just like to express my gratitude for you leaving a like on one of my posts. As a new blogger, it really meant a lot! I decided to check out your posts, and your most recent one on your mother’s day craft had already got me. How creative!

    Anyways, thank you once again, and I hope you have a good day! πŸ™‚

  96. Hello! I would just like to express my gratitude for you leaving a like on one of my posts. As a new blogger, it really meant a lot! I decided to check out your posts, and your most recent one on your mother’s day craft had already got me. How creative!

    Anyways, thank you once again, and I hope you have a good day! πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you so muchhhh! ❀ As of now, I am still trying to get used to wordpress and whatnot. πŸ™‚ I hadn't realized that I posted twice -sorry-. I also apologize for the very late reply. Got caught up in school works the other day.

        Anyways, I hope you have an amazing day!

        P.S. I feel a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I now follow you (the embarrassing part is that I would have done it the day I commented had I known how. Haha.). Looking forward to your future posts and I hope to talk with you again soon!

  97. Hi Emma thanks for liking my post (power of time). specially when words are totally random πŸ™‚
    You live really beautiful country. best wishes!!

  98. Hi. Just read your review of strange new things, now I am gripped unfortunately I have no time for reading at the moment. Another book for my list. The princess bride is at the top of my list, it was recommended by a friend who loves it but hated the film.

      1. I will read both eventually probably try in the Easter holidays. I’m not the sort of person who can just read a few pages at the time. If I like a book I want to read to the end.

  99. Thanks for the quick like, especially as you are from Scotland and most of my followers are in the States. Have you ever been to the Falls of Clyde? We had a weekend at the hotel there and I fell in love with the place. The only one of my books that might appeal to you is ‘The Third Lane’ as most of them are written with older people in mind.I’m also on goodreads but I find it difficult to navigate.Best Wishes, Julie.

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever been there. Its one of those places that is just too far away to visit and not quite far enough away that we would go there while on holiday. Fortunately there are many waterfalls to see in Scotland and all of them are very pretty.

      Thanks, I will have a look out for that on Goodreads πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome. Good luck with the challenge. It would be fun to try but I just planned out my posts for next month and I’m practically blogging every day anyway :S Not sure how that happened.

  100. Emma, love your photo and blog design. I live in sometimes sunny otherwise rainy Portland, OR, and am old enough to be your mom. However, that never mattered to me when making friends so thanks for stopping by Puddletown Reviews and liking my review of Still Alice. Hope to get to know you better.

  101. Thanks for visiting sunny Las Vegas through my writing blog. I love company.
    I have been to your beautiful country and yes, there is sunshine sometimes!

  102. Emma, Thank you for liking my post, “I think it’s time for a poem.” I’ve been reading your “About” and love that you are in Scotland, although your weather sounds a lot like ours here in Western Washington. I think it would be wonderful to visit Scotland. Keep on writing. I still need to read your stories but will have to do it tomorrow as it is way, way past my bedtime. Thanks again. Sandy

  103. Thanks so much for liking some of my poems! I love your name haha XD and also “Hi!” from a fellow Potterhead! Also, I love Scottish people πŸ™‚ (I hope that didn’t sound as creepy as it did to me haha) ❀

  104. Hello Emma, I will follow your blog for two reaons. Your book reviews are excellent and my German grandmother’s name was also Emma. Thanks for liking my blog!

  105. hi emma, thanks for liking my first post, that was really encouraging πŸ™‚ Your blog is interesting & I also love harry potter and cats. keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  106. Hi! Greetings from Mid Missouri, USA! Thanks so much for stopping by learningtocry.wordpress.com That means a lot to me!

  107. Hello Emma! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award, you’re not forced to do it but if you decide to then I hope you enjoy doing it! [:

  108. Thank you for reading and liking my posts. You are an encouragement to me. I read and remembered your cyst story, which is saying a lot that it stuck with me. I read so many blogs! I wish you the best, bluechickennija! Love that name! πŸ™‚

  109. Thanks for stopping to peek at https://wdfyfe.wordpress.com I’ve been to Scotland, mainly ’cause my dad was born there. We invaded on a wet afternoon and I got both feet across the border but decided to make a run for it before my long lost relatives noticed I was there. you write some good stuff — I’m going to poke around for a while.

  110. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I’m so glad you found me since it gave me an opportunity to find your blog. I am always looking for some good books to read so it’s great that you have lists and lists and lists haha. I don’t really care for fiction do you have any recommendations for someone who says that? πŸ™‚

    Great meeting you and great blog

    1. Hi Ana, thank you πŸ™‚ When you say you don’t really care for fiction does that mean you prefer non-fiction? Sorry, I just want to know the sort of thing you like so I can give you better recommendations.

  111. Thanks to you for having a look at my new blog and liking today’s post. You are my first real person whom I don’t already know in real life…so it has made my day!

  112. Hi Emma i would like to nominate you for the really inspiring blogger award check out my post for details

  113. I’ve always wanted to visit Glasgow! I saw it featured on an episode of International House Hunters and it looks like such a nice place to live! I love that you’re reading so many books….I’m pretty jealous. I used to read as much as you do, but time just gets away! How do you make time to read?

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ Glasgow is a great place to live. My secret to reading lots is having a chronic illness. I can’t work so have lots of time for books and more books and Netflix!

      1. makes sense…sorry about the chronic illness. I have one too…I’m slowly going deaf and loosing my balance and it hasn’t caused me to miss out on work…yet.

        1. Its not so bad πŸ™‚ Its getting better very slowly, hopefully I will be going back to college this year and maybe at some point I will be able to work again. Hope you’re okay, loosing your hearing must be awful.

  114. Hi Emma,
    thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post… your work is remarkable and some of the pics are adorable.
    keep blogging and people like you makes blogging community alive and vibrant.

  115. Emma, thank you for stopping by to read and like my blog. If you like Doctor Who, you should look at the time travel books by Connie Willis (if you haven’t already discovered her). Good luck with your blog and I hope you’ll be back at school soon.

    1. Hi, you’re welcome πŸ™‚ I’m currently working my way through the Arthur C Clark nominations so I’m sure I would have got to Connie Willis at some point. But thanks for the rec! Her books sound really good.

  116. I must admit… I snorted a little when I read the comment about the house full of cats. I would be the same, if I wasn’t living with my folks.

  117. Hi Emma,

    Thanks for the like on my blog Aloada Bobbins – your blog name made me chuckle when I saw the notification! Great pic of Privet Drive too – I was lucky enough to have Hedwig sat outside when we visited! Such a great attraction πŸ™‚

  118. Thanks for your “Like” for my poem in Poetry.com Your blog seems pretty interesting. Will visit again soon. Take care.

  119. Hi Emma, I just saw you are also studying to become a graphic designer. I’m going to start BA Graphic Design in Salford this autumn πŸ™‚ would be nice to keep in touch

  120. Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers’ Award. It tells you all about it in my post πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll accept!

  121. Thanks for the “like”. I love Scotland. Have you read A Place for Execution or any of Val McDermid’s works. I just discovered her this summer.

  122. Great page. I mean, short and beautiful bio text. I enjoyed it. I also love cats and dogs. Hey, I love foxes too, when they try to stay calm. They don’t like humans, yet they feel at home when it’s me passing by.


  123. So glad I found your blog. I love books with my heart and bones, and recently started a blog. Glad to read your inspiring book posts.

  124. Hi Emma,
    I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award. You don’t have to answer my questions for this or pass it along if you don’t want to. The main reason I nominated you is because I think your blog is brilliant. πŸ™‚ I hope you accept the award!

    All the best,

  125. I just took a quick look at your blog and I really like it! Good energy and funny πŸ™‚ I’m sending you my very best wishes for your success and thank you for the inspiration! A.

  126. Cute blog name and pictures! You were the first person to like my review. Will always be special. And its always nice to meet a fellow book lover. Following you now ❀

  127. I know your original post was like, a long time ago….regarding the cats….when you get out on your own you WILL have a house full of cats. I did too but after my Ernie died 2 years ago I didn’t want more heartbreak. That’s why I love stuffed animals, the bigger the better. My Kelto bear has been alive for 15 years (well I don’t know how old he was in manufacturing land before I got him). Very lovely companion. I just derailed my own post. Sorry.

  128. Also, do you have any advice for people who don’t like reading books – but really want to make a habit of it? Where should I start? I know this is a really dumb question but I’m sort of obtuse in these ways.