About

Hello! My name is Elena and I’m an English and American literature student about to graduate. In this blog I review everything I read, both for school and during my free time. Sometimes I am so busy I don’t have time to read too much besides compulsory readings, other times I feel like I’m devouring books.

My preferred genre is narrative, with a special love for novels. Into the categories “English literature “and “American literature” I include both classic and contemporary works and I like to switch from well-known and successful authors to the younger ones.

Some random facts:

  • My favourite focus is Women’s Studies, which means that I like to pay attention to how women are represented in literature and how the audience perceives them.
  • I read because I love it and, as a consequence, I am given the chance to improve in many ways. And I never thought I could do a carreer out of reading, but apparently I can and I’m in awe ever since.
  • My favourite authors are Margaret Atwood, Kate Atkinson and almost anything 19th century.
  • I love movies and TV, maybe too much but not as much as reading.
  • I don’t have a favourite book because each book is different in its own way and I respect that.
  • Two of my favourite movies are Last Night and Mona Lisa Smile.

My family buys me all the books I review because I like to collect them and there is nothing better than a room full of books and their stories. However, during the summer I usually visit my local library and borrow a few books. They meant a lot to me when I was a kid and they still do. In 2012 I started to accept review copies from publishers and I’m really enjoying the experience.

If you want to contact me, don’t hesitate to write me an email to booksandreviewsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks for visiting!

17 thoughts on “About

  1. I love your blog! (Says she who’s only now checking it out properly.) I’m interested in Women’s Studies too, although I have less of an academic background on it. I look forward to exchanging views! :)

  2. What a brilliant blog! I’m a huge Kate Atkinson fan as well and interested in feminist views on literature, so I’ll definitely keep popping in :)

    • That is great, Julia! You’ll find a lot of love for Kate Atkinson here. So, thanks for visiting, commenting and subscribing. Don’t forget to check the Feminist Sundays feature every Sunday morning :) I think you’ll like it.

  3. Ooopsie, just saw last two comments above – and I’ve nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger award as well. Well, well, great minds think alike and all that… Must mean you really are very inspiring!

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