Hi everyone! I am so excited to be part of this year's Armchair BEA. My name is Jillian, from Northern California, and I have been running this little blog for four years now, since January of 2010. If I can describe my blog in a sentence, it would be that it chronicles my life as an avid reader, an aspiring writer, and a lover of everything related to literature.
If I could only bring 3 books with me to a deserted island, I would bring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Book Thief, and a tie between Jane Eyre and The Thirteenth Tale.
As far as how I feel about literature, literature to me is something that is constant in my life. It is something I am very passionate about. It's been such a huge part of my life for years, ever since I was a child. I have always loved reading and writing, and adore words in general. I think that literature is something that is crucial to have in one's life.
As far as genre goes, I've always liked fiction the best, and read anything in that genre. Mostly though, I love general, contemporary, and literary fiction, mostly geared towards adults, but I do enjoy a good Young Adult book as well. I do have a special place in my heart for historical fiction set in WWII. I think that's an important time in our history, and it's really the people's stories that are truly captivating.
Lately I've been getting into a lot more non fiction, specifically, memoirs and travelogues. My dream is to travel everywhere, but in the meantime, I try to live vicariously through these authors' stories.
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