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Thank you so much to Andy Winder for nominating me!! This is the first award I’ve ever been nominated in and it really made me feel like part of the blogging community 🙂
Please check out their blog, it’s one of my favourites, and a good source of insightful reviews and LGBTQ YA book recs.
Here are my seven facts about myself (though I can’t promise any scandalous revelations).
i. I’m the elder of two siblings and there is no one who can infuriate me quite like my younger sister- and no one I love more.
ii. I used to force myself to read classic literature like Oliver Twist and Tess of the d’Urbervilles when I was younger because I wanted to seem ‘well-read’ and ‘intellectual’ (lol). Sidenote: I did reread them later on and now genuinely enjoy Dickens. Tess of the d’Urbervilles is….meh.
iii. I’m growing out my hair because I’ve always wanted to have it long enough to do cool intricate braids, and after that I plan to cut it super short- I’m going for the Peaky Blinders look.
iv. I’m currently on a YA fantasy kick- I recently read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black which is one of the best books I’ve ever encountered, and just finished To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, a swashbuckling tale of pirate princes and sirens.
v. I’ve recently started wearing more skirts and pinafore dresses and I’m really enjoying it. This sounds unremarkable, but for context, between the ages of eleven and eighteen I probably wore a dress about once a year, max. I don’t know why I avoided them for so long- maybe because I subscribed to gender norms and thought it was too stereotypically ‘girly’? I just thought trousers were more comfortable? Whatever the reason, a whole new world has been opened up to me. I still prefer jeans though.
vi. I love the smell of lavender- lavender water, dried in bags, candles… Everything except lavender oil, which is just too strong.
vii. I love playing music (piano, clarinet and ukulele) but I always felt out of place in orchestra at school- kind of like it was a clique I wasn’t part of. It started to feel like a chore to practice every week and go to music lessons. Now, I’m rediscovering the fun of playing- not for grades or a sense of obligation- but because I want to.