Hi there! My name is Alexandra Nae, you may call me Alexx. I am a 20-year-old introverted bookworm from the Philippines.
Some rapid-fire bookworm questions:
- Favorite genre: Fantasy.
- Favorite authors: J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera, and Leigh Bardugo.
- Favorite Book: Currently, it’s Six of Crows haha!
- Book that got you into reading: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Hardback or Paperback: Both!
- Bookmarks or dogears: BOOKMARKS!
Now, you may be wondering: Why did I start this blog? Well, it’s quite simple–I have no social life. Kidding! No, but seriously. My social life consists of interacting with colleagues at school, bonding with a handful of friends that I trust, spending time with my family, and trying to avoid people who are causing me unnecessary stress. But of course, the real reason is that I love books, and I love reading!
I have been fond of reading since I was a kid (my favorite subjects has always been Language and Reading haha!). I started reading and collecting books when I was twelve (Harry Potter turned me into the bookworm that I am now). But it’s only in these last few months that I have come to a conclusion that books (bless them) are something that I could truly rely on.
When I’m stressed, I read so as to escape reality even just for a brief period time. When I’m looking for inspirations, I read so as to find stories that will not only enrich my mind but will also soothe my heart. When I’m feeling adventurous, I read as I know these books are capable of transporting me to different places, and with them I get to meet various characters that reflect humanity, and even society, in every possible way.
Books have helped me a great deal. They’re friends, they’re my mentors, they’re my advisers, everything. Most importantly, a good book is a masterpiece, and I do love good art! Books, without a doubt, hold such great influence in me (I took up AB English because of my love for books haha!) and I am so happy to have them a part of my life.
I am excited to start this blog! I’m excited to share and recommend books and to share my experiences as a bibliophile. And I might also share about TV series and/or movies here, seeing as they’re also an interest of mine!
Anyway, that would be all for my very first blog post—my prologue. I do hope I can keep this up!
Here’s to more books!