on the team since 2020

Hey! I’m Sabrina and I am another twenty-something reader. I’m from Melbourne, Australia – so, one of the cold parts of an otherwise hot country, much to my dismay. I’ve always loved stories, and at some point in my childhood, that love manifested itself in a deep appreciation for reading books.

I read exclusively young adult novels for many years, but I’ve been reading more adult books in recent years. My favourite genre is probably fantasy and I am always on the lookout for my next favourite thriller novel. I am always open to recommendations.

Aside from books, I also enjoy a multitude of tv shows and movies. I’m not well-versed in video games, but you’ll find me playing my favourites fairly often (it happens in phases) and I’m a beginner at watercolour painting. I’m also pretty interested in wildlife and flowers and am trained as a florist. Basically, I have a lot of interests, so if you share any of them – or if you have a story about any of them – I would love to hear from you!


on the team since 2014

Hello friend! 👋 I’m Veronika, the creator of Wordy and Whimsical – or rather, the predecessor of W&W, first called Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes (terrible name, but when I was 17 I thought I was so smart) which Ruzi and I later renamed The Regal Critiques.

I’m a 20-something bookworm, currently working on getting my MA in English Studies. Of course, reading is a massive part of my life, but I also love a good movie or tv show, and I simply adore the theater. It. Is. A. Magical. Place, I tell you. ✨

I am, however, a big supporter of the idea of official recordings for Broadway/West End/etc. theater productions – the elitism and exclusion that comes with the ticket prices makes me angry.

As for my reading taste; I’ve been working on finding a balance between reading YA – a genre that, I think, is quite prosperous, with many diverse voices at the moment – and giving a chance to novels for other age-groups. Other than that, I’ve been progressively opening up to genres I’ve been neglecting, such as non-fiction. At the moment, my favorite genres include romance, fantasy, and mystery-thriller.

We’re happy to have you here!