about

Hi, I’m meg, a 20-year-old linguistics student from the UK. I can usually be found with a book in one hand, a coffee in the other, and a cat at my feet.

If I’m not reading, I can often be found talking about books on Instagram or this blog.

Hi, I’m meg, a 20-year-old linguistics student from the UK.

I can usually be found with a book in one hand, a coffee in the other, and a cat at my feet. If I’m not reading, I can often be found talking about books on Instagram or this blog. I use my blog to review and recommend books and share my writing.

I am currently a third-year linguistics student at Lancaster University and an editor for the Arts and Culture section of the student newspaper, SCAN. I currently write for SCAN and The Publishing Post.

— favourite books —

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Expectation by Anna Hope

— about the blog —

On the 26th July 2019, I finally found the courage to start a bookstagram account, @thebookishlinguist. After falling back in love with reading — and with talking about books with other book lovers — I launched this blog in January 2020.

Originally intended as a place to discuss books and linguistics, I stuck to the name thebookishlinguist. However, by the end of 2020 and my time as a linguistics student coming to an end, my bookstagram and blog has refocused as a purely bookish blog, leaving the linguistics to my dissertation. In December 2020, I changed the handle on all social medias from @thebookishlinguist to @thebookishmeg. My blog remains a creative place for all things book-related.