Books. Literature. Novels. Whatever you call them, those beautifully bound pieces of paper bring joy and comfort to so many. And yes, I have purposely left out audiobooks and ebooks here because I’m truly talking about books.
As a bibliophile there is that particular feeling you get when you hold one. Feel the pages beneath your fingertips. Breathe in the smell of the ink and adhesive through your nose. Gaze at the details of the cover while reading and re-reading the summary.
I don’t have any significant story to explain why I love books so much. I just do and have for as long as I can recall. Much like many people my age, I grew up absolutely consumed by Harry Potter (proud Ravenclaw, here). Some of my favorite memories involve waiting not so patiently for the next book’s arrival in stores and finally getting my hands on it. And feeling completely robbed at the sight of the much thinner Half-Blood Prince.
As an adult I don’t often have as many blissfully lazy days of reading as I once had, but my love for reading hasn’t changed. And since you’re a lover of books as well (otherwise, what are you doing here?!) I welcome you to Bookish Intentions, a place where I have all the intentions in the world of discussing books and all things positively bookish.
Some Facts About Me…
I hold a bachelor’s in European Studies with a minor in French. And sadly no, I am nowhere near fluent.
Though I’m about 60% French & German, the 40% of me that is British runs my life. For instance- I enjoy putting the kettle on, observing the rain, lush green countrysides, and being too nice and overly apologetic.
My favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
My favorite instrument is the Cello (though I played the Viola in school).
My favorite movie is a tie between Love Actually, The Holiday, and Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Let’s Begin, Shall We?
Grab one of your current reads, your drink of choice (that’ll be English Breakfast tea for me, thanks), and get cozy. Let’s talk books!