Welcome to my blog!
Who am I?
I’m a 30-year-old female book addict currently living in the UK.
I started loving books very early. I can still remember times when I was maybe 3 to 5 years old, I woke up early and would crawl into my grandmothers bed with my favourite Grimm’s fairy tale book and would beg her to read out loud. A few years later I could read myself and became one of the best customers of our local children’s library. I was actually counting the days until I was allowed to go to the adult library.
An addiction was born. And I never recovered. Though I still rent books from the library occasionally, I now also own quite a library myself. And it’s growing. (Not that I mind but friends avoid helping you move when you exceed more than 20 bookcases.)
I love owning my favourite books. For once because I’m one of this weird people who tends to re-read books. And then I re-read them the year after again…and again.
I also never really went far from my early affinity for fairy tales. They are just called differently nowadays. Not that I’m complaining. What would I do without fiction?
I never counted the amount of books I read in a year. But my guess is around 150-250, as I’m reading 3-5 books a week. And because of this amount I realised at some point that a lot of books just blur into each other. I could only remember the really special ones. Ergo I started this blog. I wanted to write down my thoughts and feelings about the books I read. As you have most likely already realised English is not my mother tongue. My blog therefore also offers me the possibility to practise my written English. And please feel free to correct me :)