INFJ, liberal, feminist, atheist. I work in a public library.
I’ve always loved books, trees, mountains, languages, music, different cultures, maps, geography quizzes, art, literary trivia, Super Nintendo, bread, cheese, spicy foods.
Recent (within the past decade) convert to graphic novels, anime, post-90s video games, whiskey, dry martinis, hot sake, Brussels sprouts, the word “fuck,” the ocean.
I’m learning Japanese, sooo slowly, but hopefully with more success than when I’ve studied French, Hebrew, and Spanish (all of which I’d still like to speak . . . someday).
I read some of pretty much everything, especially literary fiction in translation. The posts I write here are not real book reviews, at least not always, but I have such a terrible memory that I forget major plot points of even my favorite books within only a few days of finishing them. I started writing about them to help myself remember what I thought. I use Goodreads religiously to keep track of what I’ve read; I have accounts on LibraryThing and Leafmarks as well, but they’re not organized nearly as completely as Goodreads, and at this point it would be way too much work to keep them up to date.
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 really have 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? These are some of my favorites, the ones I love and own, or wish I did. If they’re yours too, how about let’s be friends.
And my favorite movies: