Hi! My name is Filipa and I love to read, but you probably already noticed that! I love the smell of books, I love the feel of books and I love the stories that they tell. I have travelled this world and many others without leaving the comfort of my bed (although sometimes I opt for the couch); I met amazing people and fantastic creatures who will forever live in my heart; I was a princess, a warrior, a wizard and a peasant. Reading truly opens minds and I could never imagine my life without these precious things we call books.
Get ready, cause I’m going to tell you how it all started…
It was one of those beautiful days when the sun was shinning and the birds were chirping all around. I was strolling barefoot across the vibrant grass until I came across an old oak. An open book rested beneath it. Curious as I am, I peeked at the words. Suddenly I felt dizzy, my feet slipped and I fell and fell into the book. Letters, commas and dots lashed at me from every side and then – in the blink of an eye – I hit the ground. Don’t worry, it didn’t hurt!
There I was, inside a huge library with crammed shelves on every side. There were so many books that some just had to lay in stacks on the floor. I picked one up, the one closest to my foot. The cover said “Read Me”. Well, I couldn’t resist! If you are wondering where I am now, well, let’s just say that I never found my way out of that reading hole. I tried to build a ladder with all the books, but every time I picked one up, I got distracted. Those words again – “Read Me” – compelled me to open the book and, once I glanced at the first words, I was immediately hooked. Since then, I’ve never been able to stop reading.
But that doesn’t tell you much about me other than the fact that I love to read. There is more to me than the fact that I’m an avid reader and an inspiring author. Well, I’m in Med School, which is quite scary, mainly because it seems like I never have time to read and blog (an sometimes even sleep). But I’ll find time… Somehow… I’m not a sport’s fanatic but I do like to exercise a bit and I love to dance (ballet and jazz mostly). I like epic music, jazz and songs that mix classic with pop. I’m mad about fashion and I love cute fit & flare dresses. My favorite season is Winter and a smile is drawn across my face when I wake up to find a foggy morning greeting me from outside my window. I prefer to watch movies from the comfort of my living room instead of going to the cinema and, although I’m almost old enough to drive, I still watch a lot of cartoons and I’m not ashamed of it.
When it comes to reading, I prefer YA (like obviously), especially fantasy, but I also like Mystery and Crime stories. Occasionally I pick up an historical romance but I do find it a bit hard to get into classics. However, I can read about anything as long as it interests me.
Well, I hope that you enjoyed meeting me and I can’t wait to meet you too! If you ever fall down the reading hole, try to find me there – I’ll be around!