Monday, July 29, 2013

Dude, do you even read?

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I am a terrible blogger…
My last post was months ago…I know, I know…

And yet, look at me now! Trying to get back into it!

To be honest, this is probably gonna be a one-off again though, because in two weeks I am flying home to Canada for 3+ weeks, and my time til then will be mostly spent cuddling up to my boyfriend, who is leaving for a year abroad while I’m gonna be away, and trying not to cry about it…

Still! I’ve been meaning to do make this post for a while! So finally, without further ado, here it is. A post about books!

“Books?!” I hear you say “Bleeeeergh…. Who likes books?!”

Well, I do.

And all the cool kids, nowadays, apparently. ^_-
Look at how popular YA has become!!

Personally, I go back and forth between Fantasy, YA, chick-lit, historical/mythical fiction, and some random best-sellers here and there. Oh and I like to throw a classic in there too, every once in a while, since it makes me feel smart, and they're free on kindle. My true love will always remain Fantasy though. <3

I’ve always liked reading. I’ve just never been very diligent about it. I especially love big, thick, giant fantasy thomes-of-a-book, and I would read them mostly on my way to/from school and later, work. I hardly ever read at home. It was too boring for me. Nevermind that I have the attention-span of a 5 y.o. and can never sit still reading a book for more than 20-30 minutes. As a teenager and young adult, I read all the Harry Potters, all the Lord of the Rings (even blundered through the Silmarillion, oh lord…) as well as all the Anne Rice books. Then I got into the Wheel of Times… As you can see, I was a big fan of series before it was even a “thing” :p

About 2 years ago, I discovered Goodreads ( , on a lonely summer holiday afternoon, when (as a JET) I was forced to come into school and there was nothing there for me to do but sit at my desk and try to find a way for the internet to entertain me for 8 hours a day. I was amazed! What was this genius idea?! This was like a facebook for people who liked books! I could find recommendations; there were groups and message boards… I’d never have to read a book I didn’t like ever again!! (at that point, I had joined a local book-club in an effort to better myself as a reader, but I was disappointed because they kept picking all these shitty titles… in the end the book club just kinda dissolved by itself…) but this! It was like a book club online with people who had the same taste in books I did!

Anyways, long story short, I started logging in the books I was reading, and getting more and more into it. I started “forcing” myself to read more, not just on the train, but at home too, and to try and give the books I read intelligent reviews. Now, I’m really into it, and I went from reading a book in two months, to reading a book in two weeks or less (bear in mind that I’m thinking about things that weigh 2kg and have like 700+ pages here… when I read a “normal” book of 300-ish pages it takes 3-5 days). I’m hooked! And I want to share this with you.

These are all the books I’ve read this year so far!

Now, I’m aware that this blog is not really the appropriate space to go gushing on and on about books, which is why I made a new blog page just for that. Please, if you like reading, it would make me really happy if you went on to follow me there as well. And I won’t stop this blog, and I will carry on talking about shoes. :p

Oh and if you want to add me on goodreads, that’d be cool too.

Peace out!


Kevin Collins said...

Hi. I really enjoyed my brief visit on your site and I’ll be sure to be back for more.
Can I contact your through your email?

Please email me back.


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