Hiya! I’m Grey.
Who is She, tho?
I love reading and writing and having a good talk and laugh with my mum.
I am a lover of books and history who is forever searching for answers to just about any question. I like challenging people and my own way of thinking.
At Use Your Words you can find book reviews, tags, memes, plenty of gifs, a lesson in history, a lot of swearing and a view into the mind of a total organized mess.
Warning: it sometimes gets dark in there.
I post all of my reviews on Goodreads and repost my faves here on my blog!
I use a lot of gifs and probably too many quotes. I also now like to include a song I feel fits the book in my blog reviews. And you might even get a mood-board too if I’m feeling it.
I care about diversity as a queer woman with a chronic illness and an array of mental illnesses.
I read to learn, first and foremost so my reads of choice tend to contain heavy topics that can be super triggering for people, sometimes that includes myself. I do my best to include content warnings and representation in my reviews.
My Book Vibes
⛈️ Fave Type of Character: morally grey characters, if a character is a broken asshole, who I would have no time for IRL, I probably love them
⛈️ Plot or World or Characters: character-driven books every time
⛈️ Tropes I Hate: love fixes everything, the ‘swoon-worthy’ but actually abusive love interest, I’m Not Like Other Girls™
⛈️ Tropes I Love: enemies to friends to lovers, sharp girls and soft boys, Full-Time Mess™ doing their best, cross-dressing girls with knives
⛈️ Here For It: pirates, witches, spies, hackers, Vikings
⛈️ Miss Me With That Shit: homophobia, sexism, racism, transphobia, xenophobia, fatphobia, ableism, incest, pedophilia, bury your gays, adding to mental illness stigma, did I miss anything????
My Rating System
Fucking loved it! Need more now!
I really enjoyed it, would rec.
Eh, I liked it but didn’t love it, probably wouldn’t read again might rec to the right person.
Yeah, nah, mate. I did not like it. Might have DNF’d.
Throw it in the fucking trash. I probably DNF’d it.
I also use half star ratings too!
My Netgalley Badges
Stick around, enjoy your stay!
This blog has become a safe haven for me and I hope it can be that for you too.