Meet the blogger
In short: I’m a girl who drinks too much tea and cries over fictional characters.
But allow me to introduce myself properly. Hi everyone! I’m Philippa and I’m a 24-year-old book lover. My main passions are reading, cooking, and travelling. In the summer of 2012 I graduated with a BA in English Language and Culture from the University of Amsterdam, which explains my love for books and why I read almost exclusively in English. I am currently living in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, to do an MSc Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. This is predominantly a book blog, though I will blog about other things when I feel like it. I started this blog because I love to read and talk about books, and because I love meeting other people who love books just as much as I do. But like I said, this isn’t just a book blog. I love cooking and travelling, so occasionally I will post some of my recipes and if I go on holiday, or visit somewhere particularly nice in my own country, I’ll tell you all about it as well.
I’m always here for a chat or a nice discussion, so drop me a message or add me as a friend on Goodreads if you like.
Thank you for visiting!
About me as a reader
I love to read, pure and simple. I’ve been a bookworm since the day I taught myself how to read when I was barely 5 years old – no lie, my parents were in shock when I suddenly started reading stuff out loud to them in the backseat of the car. I wouldn’t say that I love to read anything and everything, because I do have some preferences when it comes to genres, but I do have a broad and varied taste in books.
The genres you will most often find on this blog are literary fiction, historical fiction, and Middle Eastern fiction. These are the genres that I prefer to read, but naturally I don’t just limit myself to just those 3 genres.
Classics – especially Victorian Lit
Historical novels – mostly Tudor Court and Medieval settings
Fantasy (but not too much)
MENA (Middle East and North African)
Genres you will (probably) not find on this blog
Romance (especially the really soppy ones)
Anything with zombies or vampires (unless it’s Dracula, that one I love)
Science fiction (unless it’s Doctor Who or Hitchhiker’s Guide)
Comics and graphic novels