Welcome to my throne room, please, have a seat, and do get comfortable. Canapé?
I'm so pleased to finally have this blog up and running, as painful as that process was, and now I can finally start blogging!
My name's Sally. I'm a Pisces, which probably tells you a lot about me. *insert Sheldon Cooper response here*
I really love reading books, though I didn't get to pick up an actual book till I entered primary school (That's Elementary School I think for those in the US.). I was pretty much the book nerd in my family (and still am today!) I was one of those types of readers that used to pick up any book without paying attention to it's author. Honestly, the guilt is piling on my shoulders now. I just loved getting deeply immersed within a book and find myself in another world. The feeling is indescribable and as a child, my fantasies were crazy! So I pretty much read anything.
As I grew older, I began to write my own stories (thankfully those disasters are locked and hidden away where no one can read them) and I realised I really wanted to become a writer! But then reality hit me. I knew nothing of the publishing world out there because the internet was finally welcomed to my house when I was 15! (Some of you reading this now must be thinking what on earth was I doing with my life - to this I have no answer.)
In the past year, I noticed I've been reading mostly YA books and discovered book blogs - probably the second best creation after books, and it made me want to do something related to my passion. I never really had the confidence back then but slowly, I've begun to build to that up and here I am!
So, onto things bookish!
My all-time favourite books are from the ANGEL Trilogy by L.A Weatherly. I seriously love this series so much - the characters (*cough* Team Alex *cough*), the world, the plot, everything.
Honestly I have so many that I can't list them all but here's a few:
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Banished by Liz de Jager
- Half Bad by Sally Green
- The Seer Series by Linda Joy Singleton
- Trouble by Non Pratt
And that's just some of many. I could go on but we could be here all day. My throne isn't that comfortable.
I love Fantasy books. Why? Simply being it's the one genre where you can make up anything from having powers that could make you grow an extra toe to being a non-existent species from a planet that has yet to be formed. You can create a whole new universe and devise it's entire rules and setting. It gives the reader some challenge in picturing the world in their minds. It's brilliant!
Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Paranormal, Historical, Thrillers and so on are all great too but Fantasy holds a special place in my heart.
As for Authors, the list is endless. We have so many talented people all over the world!
I'm really excited to be starting my own blog, it's something I've been yearning to do for a while now and I really look forward to the future of it. Hopefully people will enjoy what I post! I'm ecstatic to be finally joining the blogosphere! So before I start rambling nonsense, I will conclude this ceremony here. (Truthfully, Love Letters to the Dead is waiting for me and I am itching to read it or I probably have read it by the time this is up. It should be my first book review on this blog.)
Anyway, thank you for stopping by! Feel free to subscribe or follow me on Twitter @TheDarkDictator, I don't bite. Drop an email or simply comment below and we could get acquainted.
Till next time, I bid thee farewell.
P.S. This blog was inspired by Julius Caesar. Assassination is frowned upon.