Photo Credit: Nina of Nina Reads
For those of you who don't know what Armchair BEA is: it's for the sad bloggers who can't attend this wonderful event. As part of the introduction, we were asked to answer 5 questions. I have a feeling that I've answered most of them already on the blog, so I'm just going to tell you 5 things you might not know about me:
1. Before I started to blog (about 16 months ago) I hardly read YA. My main genres were adult fantasy, thrillers and fairytales. I'm not sure how this changed, but I really love YA and I don't think I will get tired of it soon. I still read adult books now and then.
2. I've always been a reader and reading was sometimes an escape for me. I don't have many happy thoughts about primary school when it comes to friends and reading taught me that it's okay to be different. There is nothing wrong with being yourself and even the coolest, most awesome characters in books can be bullied. It's not your fault. It's still amazing that books can tell you such a thing.
3. I love gaming. My boyfriend has his PS3 standing here in my room and I often play some war games. We also like to play games together. We've completed Harry Potter Lego year 1-4 and 5-7 and we are currently busy with Lego Lord of the rings. Those Lego games are awesome!
4. I dream about having a hidden reading spot. You can see some inspirational pictures here on my Pinterest board: Home is where the heart is. Isn't this the best thing in the world? Imagine coming home, hiding behind your library on a lounge bank?
5. I hate dogs. I'm a real cat person and I would love to have a cat when I have my own place.
(If you are new to the blog, hello there! A short introduction: I'm a 22 year old student and I live in The Netherlands in a city near the sea. We have stupid weather over here. This is the first day in weeks that we have sun and it's supposed to be Spring already! My review career started on Goodreads and I decided to try it out on blogspot - and I'm still happy I did. I'm a book geek, movie/TV show watcher, a Disney fan and a fairytale addict. I'd love to dinner with Juliet Marillier and J.K Rowling, so I can fangirl over their amazing books. To see a black/white picture of me with more information: about me.)
It's also classic time today:
Fans of classics love them for their universal themes, their understanding of the human condition, the writing, and sometimes for reasons that can’t be explained. Why, reader, do you love classics?
I'm actually not a huge fan of classics, especially not the Dutch ones. I own some classic English books, but I still haven't read them. We talked a lot about Shakespeare's work during our English lessons (loved it! I like his work) and I know the background of the famous stories, so I hope to read them some day. What about you? Do you read many classics and if so, which one do you recommend?