So, I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog for ages now. As a self-confessed book addict, I certainly have plenty to say. I’ve always loved writing and constantly have my head stuck in a book, so this should be fun.
My aims for this blog are to share my love of reading, in particular YA.
I also want to try and promote diverse reading, so every month I’m going to try to read:
- At least one book by a POC
- At least one book by an LGBT+ author or that contains LGBT+ themes
- At least one book containing themes about mental health issues/disabilities
Right, so to kick things off, here’s a few bookish facts about me:
- I often read a book in a day, because I am almost constantly reading something.
- I’m useless when people ask me what my favourite books are, as I can never narrow the list down to just a few.
- My list of favourite books changes daily, so you’ll never get the same answer twice from me.
- I write reviews for my local library system and indie bookshop.
- I try to read across genres and not pigeon-hole myself, but I am particularly fond of YA.
- I prefer physical books, but I still like e-books, especially when I’m on holiday. They’re just handy, but I like being able to hold the book and of course, it’s easier to get an author to sign a physical copy of your book.
- That being said, I have very few signed books, but I did get one from Jacqueline Wilson and Alison Weir.
- Jacqueline Wilson has read something I’ve written. It was a random thing, where if you had a coloured sticker under your chair, then you got to meet her. I got my book signed and even gave her this story I’d written, thinking nothing would happen. A week later, I got a postcard through the door from her.
- I attend a YA Book Club at my local Waterstones and through that have met some really lovely people.
- Finally, I love Harry Potter. Yes, I’m one of those people. My house is in my Twitter bio (proud Ravenclaw, in case you were wondering), but I’m not too obsessed with it. The series I am currently obsessed with are the Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake and the Scythe series by Neal Shusterman.