Welcome to my blog! I am Richard, from Leicestershire and, and this is The Humpo Show!
This blog of mine has gone by a few names already, A Bookshelf Load of Reviews was the previous name, but I have settled on The Humpo Show. The Humpo Show was something that me along with my brother did at our Grandparents’ house on their tape recorder. We would read the TV Guide in funny voices and accents and make jokes about the different programmes. I thought it would make a nice reminder if I had that as my blog’s title. 🙂
My blog is predominantly dedicated to book and film reviews, along with a sprinkling of TV and theatre reviews, plus the odd discussion topic on bookish, blogging and publishing trends. I began this blog as I enjoy reading reviews of books and films in newspapers and I thought that it would be something I enjoy as I love reading and writing, as well as watching films.
I currently work at Bloomsbury Books in London, where I am a member of the CRM- Data and Digital Marketing Team. I aspire to work in a Marketing or Publicity department with books that I am passionate about, such as; YA, Fantasy and Thrillers, where I can work with authors that I love to read.
I am a Humanities and Arts Degree graduate from the University of Leicester. My particular interests in relation to my course were American Independence and American Civil War history, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Muslim World, European Architecture, World War I Poetry and Twentieth-Century Literature.
Books | Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling; The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon; Dark Materials, Phillip Pullman; The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan Doyle; Angels and Demons, Dan Brown.
Films | Love Actually, Catch Me If You Can, The Dark Knight, The Matrix, Singin’ In The Rain, American Pie, The Notebook, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and Casino Royale.
Music | John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Boyce Avenue, Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Robbie Williams and Catherine McGrath.
TV | F.R.I.E.N.D.S, How I Met Your Mother, Only Fools and Horses, Spooks, The Inbetweeners, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, House of Cards, Homeland and The Office.
Sport | Manchester United, Leicester City, Leicester Tigers, Mark Selby, Roger Federer and Europe’s Ryder Cup Team.
Fandoms | Potterhead, Sherlockian, Tribute, Demigod, Scarlet Guard and Ringer.
That’s a bit about me, hope you enjoy my blog!
The Humpo Show | Richard