So after showing the world my bookcases, I think I should tell you a little more about me!
My name is Emma, I am 24 and currently in my final year at university, studying tourism with Spanish. I have always loved foreign languages and choose Spanish and French all the way through school. I have also done a year of basic business Italian, and have picked up a few Japanese words here and there through watching animé.
I still live at home with my mum, step-dad and 14 year old brother, it's cheap, and I get my dinner cooked for me! Although I do plan on getting my own flat when I finish uni and get a full-time job. At the moment I work part-time in Morrisons, I don't really like it, but it's near my house, I have good friends I work with, and most importantly it gives me money!
Now for the important stuff!
I have always been an avid reader since I was young. Infact my mum has a funny story she likes to tell, she was pretty good friends with one of my nursery teachers, and she was in the house one night with my mum. I must have been about 3 at the time, and I wanted to read my nursery teacher my favourite book, which I did, and my nursery teacher was so impressed! Of course I couldn't read yet, I'd had the story read to me so many times I had it memorised, and even knew the exact times to turn the pages to make it look like I was reading. My mum let her go on thinking that I could read before finally telling her the truth. Looking back, I think that is when my love of books started.
I read all through my childhood, and when my step-dad first came into my life I was about 8. I remember him giving me a copy of The Hobbit, which was a bit too difficult for me at the time. I was upset because I couldn't understand a lot of the words in it, and it seemed like such a big book to get through at that age. A few years after that I was given The Northern Lights trilogy for Christmas, and I devoured them! And that was about the time I started to read fantasy books.
During my teens I developed a very unhealthy obsession with Virginia Andrews novels, I think I've read almost every single one of her books, with the exception of some of the newer series. Then after that I discovered Harry Potter, which brought me back to fantasy books again.
Harry Potter will always be my favourite series, the books themselves mean so much to me, they got me through a really hard time in my life when my gran died and I suffered from depression and self harming. I still love the books, and do go back to them every now and again. I love the movies as well, and I especially love pointing out the mistakes in the movies! I remember going to the midnight release for The Deathly Hallows in Borders, wearing a Griffindor Scarf and drawing a lightning bolt on my forehead! Last year I got a Harry Potter tattoo on my foot, it is a quote from the first book, The Philosophers Stone. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." I love the meaning behind the quote, as well as the fact that it from Harry Potter, and that series means so much to me in my own personal way.
Harry Potter then lead onto Twilight. I remember being out shopping with my mum one day, and there is a little indoor market every Thursday and Friday in my area, so we went along. I remember seeing Twilight at a book stall and it was the cover that caught my eye and I bought it without even knowing what it was about. Of course after that I was sucked into the whole Twilight saga. I will always love the Twilight saga for sparking my interest in Paranormal Romance and Young Adult books, without that I highly doubt that I would be here typing this blog at all! Since then I have delved head first into Young Adult PR books, and am now slowly starting to explore the world of Adult PR books.
Well I certainly did not intent to write this much about myself, but thats what happens when you get me started on books! I am hoping to update this blog as often as I can with reviews and my recent book buys or library finds, and hopefully someone will find it useful to them.
Until next time