‘About Me’ sections are hard for me and I am socially awkward.
So first of all, my name (alias, really) is Aralyn. (I’m not sure how long this will stick; later I may decide to use my real name. One reason I have an alias is because I don’t like the idea of any family members somehow stumbling on this. They don’t know the whole me…)
I am a book-devouring beast. I love books. Favorite pastime ever. I read YA novels, I’ve read a couple of adult romance novels (not common), gay novels (*WARNING there*); my preferred genres for any of these consist of fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, etc. I love action and romance (but I like angst and love to not take up the whole story). And then I like to ramble nonsense and flail as I share my pain/love of wonderful books I devour with friends and anyone who will listen, really.
::MY RATING SYSTEM IS OUT OF 5 DRAGON SCALES FOR THE REVIEWS. I WANTED TO TRY BEING CREATIVE (*whispers* let me know if it’s actually stupid)::
I like to ship male characters together a lot, even if it’s crazy-talk and would never happen. *ahem* guilty pleasure *ahem* I see two men sharing any sort of close camaraderie moment and I can’t help but whisper to myself, “love him”.
I adore fantasy-related things, such as dragons, faeries, mythological creatures, you name it. I try to look for the magic around me, even if it’s only in my head. My future home will be decorated as if the Victorian era and a fantasy realm vomited inside (at least, that’s my hope). This mixed with my addiction to books and their content & magic found within is my reason for the blog title.
I like to try to keep these blurbs simple, so I hope that’s enough. Besides, below I have some of my best qualities! (that add so much more length to this page, truly sorry)
- I will subconsciously force myself to stop thinking about a book I read by the next day (after time for a review). My goal is to forget everything so I can enjoy reading it again in the future.
- In books, I am very uncomfortable with male/female (and f/f) sex. But I enjoy a steamy, lovely m/m story any day. A-OK with the whole m/m sex. There are some theories why people are like that, but if you really wanna know, we can discuss it later.
- I am extremely nit-picky when buying books and other merchandise. I will compare several of them to see which one is in the best shape (to the chagrin of whomever is with me…)
- I LOVE finding books that make me cry! Probably because I rarely cry for books, movies, etc. I like to know I still have emotions (not really, I’m sane; don’t worry). I have a bias for beautiful tragedies. And non-cliché. But it means that the author was able to connect me to characters and the story, which is very important to me!
- I will be ‘currently reading’ a bunch of books at once. Like, it usually only gets to a max of around 7 books. I think I do this because I need variety, I need to be able to switch between worlds. I don’t really know why it’s a need. I can’t explain it, but it’s not that the stories get monotonous or anything; I don’t get bored. But if an intense part comes and I can’t stop, then I can’t stop!
- I’m nervous to buy books sometimes. I am naturally a stingy person with money and have made some decisions previously that made me more so… Thus, I don’t often buy books that just sound good. What if I end up really not enjoying them? If I start a series and love the 1st book, I then may go buy the set.
- I love the sound of gravel and leaves crunching underfoot. I will choose to walk on them if I can on the way to my destination.
- I rarely set expectations. For anything. Tests, grades, plans, anything. I’ve always been this way and it really helps with stress. I think it’s because I don’t like the feeling of disappointment. But disappointment is only there if you have high expectations.
- I have a strange, extreme paranoia about my health. I do NOT mean hypochondria. This is more like I freak out about taking preventative measures about keeping things from happening to me (or just worry about it until I see a doctor). For instance, my friend showed me what a normal neck looks like in an x-ray vs. hers from always looking down at electronics and whatnot. And now I am anxious about my neck getting that way, thus I become highly conscious of how I use my neck. I can’t describe the depth of paranoia here.
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