About Me

Welcome, welcome, have a cuppa or coffee, juice, hot chocolate whatever you fancy! This page is all about me, the girl behind this very purple blog.

Who Am I?

I’m Clo, your resident sarcastic book dragon behind this blog, I live in the UK (England) but my soul wouldn’t call England my home.  I started this blog back in 2017, since then I’ve grown, changed, evolved and the blog has been with me on the wild ride.

In the last year or so I’ve felt pulled to dive deeper into learning about astrology, moonology, gemstones, crystals and tarot.

I’ve always been curious about astrology, it’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve really started looking deeper into it. In case you’re interested: my sun sign is Scorpio, my moon sign is Capricorn, my rising/ascending sign is Leo.

Related Blog Post: If you’re curious about My Journey With Astrology, The Moon & Tarot then I’d suggest reading that post. I talk about my journey so far. How I discovered the three things as well as how it all influences my daily life.

My favourite genre is Urban Fantasy, I went through a huge vampire loving phase from about 7-13 and since then, I have lived for Urban Fantasy books. My favourite series to name a few are: The Guild Codex books by Annette Marie, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare and Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill.

I also enjoy reading books from various genres, from contemporary to sci-fi and some non-fiction and poetry too. I’m not a fan of historical fiction though unless fantasy/paranormal things are woven into the story. This photo shows the first book in the Chicagoland Vampires series, Some Girls Bite, surrounded by green leaves and some pink flowers.

photo of a german shepherd with his face surrounded by leaves, plants, flowers as he looks for a frog

I’ve grown up with German Shepherds and adore that dog breed. Our current GSD is called Zephyrus (other names for him include but are not limited to: Zephy, Grizzwald, Grizz, Twiggle, Zepharoos, Zeph).

This is one of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken of Zephy. It turned out a lot better than I expected since he doesn’t like staying still for photos. Something he really enjoys doing, when in the garden is to look in the boarders, for any frogs. He doesn’t want to hurt them, he just wants to play with a frog. No he doesn’t realise there’s a big size difference, frogs bounce around and they fascinate him. You know when he spots one, because he goes really still, with his face stuffed into the plants, tail wagging. It’s very cute to watch. 

photo of a beach, with the ocean on the horizon and the sky is a blue/pink, with the silhouette of a girl stood looking out to the horizon

If there’s one thing I know, it’s I’m a country girl in at heart, there’s nothing more calming then being surrounded by nature. Whether its woods, the ocean or watching the sunrise/sunset over the hills. In recent years I’ve grown to appreciate Spring time  a lot more for all the greens and colours that come into bloom once more. My favourite season is still Winter for the cold temperatures and being able to cozy up with a blanket and cuppa. I adore taking photos of sunrises/sunsets and landscapes, aside from feeling at home surrounded by nature, I also feel at home at the coastline. This is also why my bookstagram features a lot of nature, books and nature are the two things that make me happy.

Related Blog Post: If you’re still curious about who I am and would like to learn more, I’d recommend checking out Celebrating 3 Years Of Blogging With A Long Q&A (Including My Thoughts On BTS, Favourite Posts I’ve Written And More) it’s super long but you’ll likely learn a lot about me from it hehe.

About The Blog

This blog is my purple space on the internet. Home to my thoughts and opinions on books; sometimes the odd film/TV series as well as posts on productivity, self growth and more! You can also find other people’s thoughts here, when they guest post on here or we do a collab post. If you want to guest post on Cuppa Clo, have me guest post on your blog, or would like to collaborate on a post with me – shoot me a message on Twitter, Instagram, Discord or email me!

Related Post: if you’re unsure what guest and collab posts are, then I’d suggest checking out my Book Blogging 101: Guest/Collab Posts for more information on them!

Other Projects

Myself and Sam @ Fictionally Sam are partners in crime, we co-founded Bookend Events, a quarterly event with the aim to bring the bookish community closer together. Find more info here and our twitter is @bookend_events. We also co-own a discord server (Bookish Collision) which you can find more information and the link the join here.