Hi, I’m Emma! I write scatterbrained book reviews, obsess over my pets and my various houseplants, and spend my time occupying myself with what most would call “grandma hobbies.” This blog is just here for a good time because I love to ramble about what I love. And hey, if you want to tag along I won’t mind!
I’m second oldest amongst my three siblings and my house is quite loud. For most of my life up until recently I had to share a room with my older sibling, which wasn’t always the best but that meant I had to master quiet activities that wouldn’t bother my sister and her unbearable sleep schedule. I’ve loved reading my whole life but really got into it in middle school when I realized I hated social gatherings with strangers and my sister needed quiet “study time” for all her IB classes. Now, I can’t imagine a life without reading. I am engrossed with any genre of fiction, because the simple act of writing something so amazing that another person can emote or connect with a fictive work is mesmerizing to me. I feel a connection to each and every novel I’ve read, because I am emotionally connected to the characters, and I am also experiencing firsthand the thoughts and creations of another living individual whom I may never meet. I believe that through reading all of these books, I have grasped a greater understanding of how people think and act, as well as how this crazy ridiculous world around us works.
A question I get often is which book is my favorite. The fact is, I love little aspects in literally almost any book I read, because of love to learn new things and reading has opened my eyes to things I would have never even stopped to admire beforehand. Although, If I’d have to round it down…. My favorite Sci-Fi would be Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Bildungsroman would be A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, YA fantasy would be the Shadowhunter Chronicles (because 7th grade me was in awe at that worldbuilding) and I also enjoy The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
Another hobby I’ve picked up through the pandemic has been growing houseplants. Greenery has always brought me to such a transcendental state that incorporating pretty foliage to my space seemed essential, especially since I tend to get really gloomy when winter goes long. I’m definitely a spring and summer typa gal. – Anyway, long story short, I currently reside in a tropical library, and I don’t mind in the least!
Some other things I do to fill time is jam out to music, go on bike rides, read up on eco-minimalism and the zero-waste movement, pet my cats and stare at my lava lamps. I also work part-time at a francophone daycare.
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Goodreads: Emma Fackenthall