Hello everyone! After a long period of gift shopping, holiday preparations, and finals
finally being over, I’m glad to say I’m finally able to read as much as I used to.
Reading has always been a very important part of my life, making me more aware of the
world around me, seeing it through a different perspective, and also simply because I
enjoy it thoroughly.
Today, I’d like to make a book challenge tag I was tagged about a year ago, but that I
had never gotten myself to doing it.
Although it may be very cliché, I’ll admit Harry Potter was my first fandom ever. I
remember the first book series I read for myself was “The Chronicles of Narnia”,
however, since I was about 7 years old, I didn’t get into the fandom. Nevertheless, after I
read Harry Potter, I was just starting to surf the Internet, so I stumbled upon fandoms.
I’ve read many books since I started reading, every one with a different style, genre, and
that have brought me different emotions. When I was about 15 years old, I came across
a book that changed the way in which I read, and that I still consider to be my favourite
book of all times, and that is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
Most of the book series I’ve read have been YA, I have to be honest. They’ve all caught
me in a different way (except for a few, which I’ll be talking about in my next blog post),
but I consider, and for a long period of time will, the Percy Jackson/ Heroes of Olympus
series to be the best one yet. Why? Because it’s one of the only series that, although
kinda long, has conserved its initial excitement.
Favourite male character
Okay okay okay, this one’s going to be the strangest I’ll ever say. I don’t have an all-time
favourite male character yet, however, if I only consider the books I read during this
year, I would say Jean-Baptiste Grenouille from Perfume is my favourite. He’s such a
round and complex character that can be seen from different perspectives and whom
you can empathise even when he can be a psychopath.
Favourite female character
Here, I would place two characters whom I have clicked with. One is Liesel Meminger, a
girl whom I share my love for reading with, and the other one is Arya Stark, a girl who
was born in Westeros in a society where women are seen as inferior, and who only
wants to be treated as everyone else. They both represent a part of my personality.
Favourite time to read
When I was in middle school, I highly enjoyed to read on the school bus. It took me
about half an hour to arrive to school, so I had at least one hour a day to read if I only
read there. Now that I’ve switched schools and mine is about 10 minutes away, this isn’t
an option anymore, so I prefer to make a time before I go to sleep to read and relax for a
Don’t forget to follow me on social media!
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24333929-ana- paula-camacho
Books That Shape Us: Sharing those books we love