Hello there! I’m Hailey, a college student – hoping to be publisher – from Chicago, Illinois. I’m working on a double major in Anthropology and English and might tack on a Business minor if I’m feeling extra ambitious.
Ever since I was a small girl you could say I was constantly book wasted (click here if you’ve missed the reference; I promise it’s good). I constantly begged my mom to drop me off at bookstores and leave me behind. I always seemed to find comfort surrounded by books. Not much has changed since those years except that I no longer need parental supervision at the bookstore.
Outside of wasting hours at a bookshop, I love discovering new coffee shops and tea stores (one in which I work at: Davids Tea), and practicing yoga. I also enjoy people and having good conversations. Conversations to me are stories left unwritten. In that sense it is why I think people are so beautiful – the stories people carry and tell can be so wondrous as well as painful.
Anyways, before I go off on a philosophical rant about the beauty of humans, Book Intoxicated on WordPress is my endeavor to create a successful book blog. I will post book reviews, book related articles, book challenges, and pictures of my book hauls. All I can hope for is that it becomes a blog enjoyable for others!
Now here for some fun bookish questions for you all to get to know me:
What is your favorite book?
Gosh, well honestly can anyone who loves books ever pick JUST one?! A stand out is A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé. It has secured a space in my heart forever. I even almost cried in my university’s cafeteria at one point and I never cry while reading. Aside from that, here’s a list: Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates, Inferno by Dan Brown, Night by Elie Wisel, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (From what I’ve read. I’m only on the fourth), The Postmortal by Drew Magary, and Lazarus is Dead by Richard Beard.
Who is your favorite author?
Joyce Carol Oates and Dan Brown take that spot. I’ve just read so many books by each of them and continue to love them more and more.
What genre of books do you like to read?
Fiction for the most part. I’ve read a lot of contemporary fiction, historical thrillers, and translated literature (I’m enamored with Europa Editions ). I must admit I am not the most avid reader when it comes to the YA genre. I’ve never even read a John Green novel…DON’T KILL ME! I promise to step my game up in the YA genre. As of right now though, I find myself intrigued by Gothic Literature like Dracula by Bram Stoker. It is in part due to my obsession with the Showtime show Penny Dreadful. If you have not watched or heard of it, click here; you’re welcome.
Okay, well I should probably stop ranting now. I’m going to go enjoy some ol’ fashioned reading and hope to become as enthralled as Elizabeth Bennet: