I love LOVE reading!
Personally, I've always been a physical copy type of girl and rather not get a digital copy/e-reader. AND, I will buy books I love however, I do have a library card because... that **** is expensive....(I'd be broke with all the books I'd want to buy lol). When I was younger I had lived in Vancouver for a solid two years after that I wanted to move back home and needed to lug all of my books back with me. I never realized how much I loved reading until I had 3 suitcases of books and a duffel bag of clothing. *Priorities*
I don't mind audio books, they're usually my go to when I can't sleep or have a long drive ahead of me....can't...use my hands ^^;
When I was in University, I always felt a little like Hermione from Harry Potter, as I would usually be done most of my textbooks before the course truly started. I am a fairly fast reader and like to have a varied selection of books on the go.
I can be a slightly annoying person when I get into a good book - my sister used to get angry at me as I would usually ignore everything around me until I was completed a story. Basically, I'm really good at ignoring the world around me when I have my nose in a good article or story.
I'm always inspired by the authors of novels and how much research that must go into their work. I mean to create such captivating stories you must know a decent amount of a topic to be able to describe places, situations and actions. For example, you can't write a believable story about a climber if you know nothing about climbing, or it would be a pretty empty story line with no body. I always thought it would be such a fascinating job to become a writer because it gives you an outlet to learn as much as you can and share that knowledge in a variety of ways, although, I have always felt a disconnect from idea to paper. Those who are creative enough to come up with an idea and then bring that idea to fruition - you're amazing in my eyes and I thank you everyday.
Here's a short list of some books I've read this past year - keep in mind, I read almost everything haha so it might not be up your alley
(no particular order)
- An Invisible Library (by Genevieve Cogman) "Series"
- Deadly Outbreaks (by Alexandra Levitt)
- The Memory Illusion (by Julia Shaw) (really neat book, read if you like to learn about memory in the use of crime, and whether or not its possible to implant memories on people)
- Sleeping Beauties (by Stephen King)
- Death by Video Games (by Simon Parkin)
- The Rules of Magic (by Alice Hoffman)
- The Bone Season (by Samantha Shannon) "Series" Mime order
- How Can I help? A Week in My Life as A Psychiatrist (by David Goldbloom)
- The View from the cheap seats (by Neil Gaiman)
- The Night Circus (by Erin Morgenstern)
- The Goldfinch (by Donna Tartt)
- An Orchestra of Minorities (by Chigozie Obioma)
- Lost Connections (by Johann Hari)
- Sapiens (by Yuval Harari)
- Margaret Atwood is my favorite author .....so anything? haha
- Haruki Murakami another fav auth (start with 1Q84)
I also really enjoy poetry authors I would recommend (and are probably already known)
- Rupi Kaur
- B. Abbott (I have High Poet Society, but he has two books now I think?)
- Lang Leav
- John Donne
Anyways, maybe I'll add more posts about books :3
I feel like, getting to know a person's reading list, really lets you get to know the person.
And of course, here's a pic I am currently working on