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bibliophilic geek” is a book blog for readers of young adult literature, classics, fantasy, sci-fi, literary fiction, comics and the occasional other stuff. The site was launched back in 2012, but then went on a long hiatus. This time around, it’s here to stay.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” — George R. R. Martin
My name is Lina and I’m 20 years old. Even though I come from a non-reading family – odd people, I know, right? –, my parents thankfully realised that it’s beneficial to read books from an early age. So ever since I can remember, I’ve done just that.

Although, not just that; I do have some other interests as well. 
For instance, I’m really into music: I normally feel uncomfortable in crowded places, nonetheless I love going to concerts, as it means being able to see my favourite musicians, such as Sigur Rós, Radiohead, John Frusciante and Andrew Bird, up close. And two years ago, I fulfilled my long-cherished dream of taking violin lessons.

Over the course of the last 5-6 years, I’ve developed what I fondly call a “healthy obsession” with TV shows. My current favourites are Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Hannibal and Doctor Who.
I like drawing occasionally, and whenever I have the urge to clear my head and break with my bibliophilic habits, I go for a run—which, admittedly, doesn’t occur all that often.

I love reading because it takes me to places that I’d otherwise never be able to visit, and it simultaneously broadens my horizon, it’s the best thought-provoking brainfood and it is a balm for my soul. I love reading because it doesn’t even require an explanation. I love reading. Period.
I’m on friendly terms with far more book characters than I am with regular muggles. My favourite book is Jane Eyre.

Seeing as I live in Germany, I’m a non-native English speaker. But I mainly own English books, because I prefer reading novels in their original language. The same applies to movies and TV shows. In addition, I’m quite a bit obsessed with the English language and all things British (apart from the royals).

2 comments:

  1. Ahh nice to see another Lina that's a book blogger -- I'm also named Lina and I also have a book blog! I'm excited to check out your blog! I'm 18 and I'm from the U.S. :)

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    1. HI fellow Lina! Somehow I’m too stupid to find a link to your blog on Google+!? :(

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