My umbrella hobby is being interested in things: geography quizzes, world history, languages, art, music, comic books, anime, literary trivia, the periodic table. I’m learning Japanese, hopefully with more success than when I’ve studied French, Hebrew, and Spanish (all of which I’d still like to speak).
I read some of pretty much everything, especially international fiction, and I love writing when I have something to write about. Which used to be often, but I don’t have much of an internet presence anymore, because I’m a nerdy liberal feminist atheist with severe social anxiety who was an unexamined conservative Christian until her mid-twenties . . . Which means, to make a very long story short, that I don’t have many friends anymore. But I’m still in a few places:
And now I’m here, too. I have another blog where I write about things other than books.
You know how you can get to know someone just by looking at their bookshelves? I’m not going to lie: that’s my favorite part of meeting someone new. So here’s mine.
These are my most favorite books of all time, with my TV shows and movies at the end—in no particular order—the ones I love and own (or need to) and can’t resist touching when I walk past them in the library or the bookstore. If they’re on your shelf too, or if you want them to be, how about let’s be friends.
And my favorite movies: