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.“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” — George R. R. Martin
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).