Hello, sweet peaches!! My name is Anna and I’m a 27 years old lesbian from Poland. The last part means I know a lot of weird letters no other language has, get to eat good™ dumplings like once a week & also have a hard time buying books written in English at a reasonable price. Judge for yourself if it’s a nice deal.
I have a 8-4 job at a city hall & you’d think that leaves me with lots and lots of time for reading, but surprisingly – and for reasons I don’t quite understand myself – that is not the case at all. Still, I’m doing my very best and I noticed having a blog actually helps me to motivate myself and read more!
I try not to limit myself to one genre (I mean, that’s just a bit silly). That’s the theory anyway! Just a few years ago a majority of what I was reading were fantasy & sci-fi books. Exploring well constructed new worlds?? The best feeling. But, like I said, I’ve been at it for over ten years now, which means I’m really picky when it comes to world-building & get disappointed often.
So what genre do I actually read most often now? Well, it’s also the genre I used to scoff at as a teen… Contemporary! Ever since I’ve read my first book my Melina Marchetta four years ago, it stole my heart. Reading about regular people like yourself is somehow very calming. This also means I usually try to read contemporary with lgbt+ characters.
I’ve always been a big fan of Jane Austen’s books, but I recently discovered that I actually enjoy historical fiction as well! (By which I mean I started reading Sarah Waters and Natasha Pulley…)
I’m gonna be honest, though. As long as a book has well developed lgbt+ characters, there’s like 87% chance I will love it.
The peaches of my eye! This very short list is in no way comprehensive, but for now let’s go with Melina Marchetta, K. Ancrum, Leigh Bardugo, Natasha Pulley & Brandon Sanderson. And for poets: Ocean Vuong, Kaveh Akbar, Ada Limón & Adrienne Rich.
Please feel free to talk to me any time you want! I love meeting new people! I always do my best to get back to everyone as soon as I possibly can. :>>