Why, hello! Thank you for stopping by my virtual home – I hope you enjoy your time here. My name is Hayley and I’m the 30-something book loving mum behind Happily Ever Homebody. Although I grew up in London, I currently live in Bournemouth with my husband, 3 year old son and our guinea pigs.

Hayley @ Happily Ever Homebody

Here are some general facts about me:

  • I’m an INFP. Enneagram-wise, I’m a 6w5!
  • I believe in equality for all – no exceptions!
  • I suffer from endometriosis (a chronic pain/inflammatory disease) as well as generalised and social anxiety.

And here are some bookish facts:

  • 2019 Reads: 26
  • 2020 Reads: 128
  • Genres I Love: thrillers, dystopian and YA
  • Favourite Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón (RIP 💔)

Why Happily Ever Homebody?

Have you ever felt like you weren’t living up to other people’s expectations? Well, Happily Ever Homebody grew out of that frustration. I was constantly being asked to change. To be more of a do-er than a dreamer. To be an extrovert instead of celebrating my introversion. Because do you know what? I like who I am.

I just want a quiet life filled with happy memories, lots of love and a big stack of books. And I already have those things so why would I want more?

What do you Write about?

While Happily Ever Homebody is primarily a book blog, I do sometimes dabble with lifestyle posts. These tend to be about topics like travel, living with a chronic illness, self-care and just generally the cosy aspects of homebody lifestyle.

I currently aim to post at least once a week.

How can I get In Touch?

You can drop me an e-mail at hayley@happilyeverhomebody.com or reach out to me on one of my socials:

Twitter: @happilyeverhay

Instagram: @happilyeverhay

Pinterest: @happilyeverhomebody

Goodreads: @happilyeverhomebody

Please note: I am currently NOT accepting book review requests.

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I'm Hayley - a 30 year old book blogger from the UK. Also: chronic overthinker, introvert, homebody and mum.

Please note: I am currently not accepting book review requests.

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