Welcome to Endlessly Bookish!
Who am I?
I’m a 30ish 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 would wake up early and crawl into my grandmother’s bed with my favourite Grimm’s fairy tale book. And I would beg her to read out loud. A few years later when I could read myself, I became one of the best customers of our local children’s library. I read through almost all their books and was 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, by now I own quite a library myself. And it’s growing, quickly. (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’m reading a lot of books every years (324 in 2012). Because of this amount I realised at some point that a lot of books just blur into each other. I can hardly remember titles ever or character names. Only the rare fantastic books (and the really crappy ones) were present in my memory. Once I accidentally re-read a book. Only halfway through I remembered the story-line and that i had indeed already read this book a few years back. Something had to change about my reading habits, ergo I started this blog. I wanted to express my thought about the books I read to make them more memorable to me and to actually think about what I like in books.
In addition, this blog offers me the opportunity to train my written English. Most of you will have realised already that English is not my mother tongue. Even worse: I’m a scientist and rather think in numbers. So writing alone is a challenge to me. So please feel free to correct me :)