The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?
And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi
I'm one of those people who can attribute their horrifically bad eyesight to many childhood nights getting lost with books and flashlights. While it might have seemed like a good idea at the time, now I think it would put me at a terrible disadvantage if any sort of apocalypse came about.
I read for myself and I write "reviews" that are half review and half thoughts that swirl around my head after reading a certain book. I don't have a blog or anything, but I am also on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mandafofanda.
What I Read
I'm open to reading basically anything, though I do find myself reading a lot of young adult (why yes, I can relate to teen angst in my twenties), contemporary, fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction. If you want to get a good idea of books that I want everyone to read and love, I have my bookshelf "Errbody Should Read". Another shelf of books that I hold close to me are in the bookshelf "Will Reread Forever".
Authors I credit my love of reading to: J.K. Rowling, Yann Martel, Kit Pearson, Eric Walters, Louis Sachar, Lemony Snicket
Authors I've recently discovered and fallen in love with: Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Melina Marchetta, Alden Bell, John Green, Hannah Moskowitz, Neal Shusterman, Scott Lynch, Ilona Andrews, Maggie Stiefvater