Welcome, fellow book nerds!

My name is Naemi (she/her), and as someone who loves to read and write, I wanted to create a platform to talk, gush and rant about everything book and story related! This blog includes overviews of what I’m currently reading, book reviews, excerpts from my own writing, and whatever else I feel like rambling on about. If I had to pick, I’d say my favorite genre is probably fantasy, but I’ll read pretty much anything I can get my hands on: contemporary, sci-fi, classics, middle-grade, YA, adult, old releases, new ones… I’m not picky!

Currently, I am stumbling my way through my first year of teaching math and English – the subjects I majored and minored in at university – at a local secondary school. On that note, I always love books with nerdy math references, so bring on the recommendations if you have any! I love to read and write (obviously, since that is the subject of this blog) and enjoy playing the violin and piano, although I certainly don’t practice enough to ever become a prodigy…

Other than that, there’s not much to tell. My family has four cats that I absolutely adore. I might be slightly obsessed with owls. I love learning languages. My favorite book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My favorite movie is probably Jurassic Park and some TV shows I really like are Star Trek (especially Voyager and The Next Generation, in that order), Stranger Things, The 100, Lost in Space, Carnival Row and Victoria. I live in southern Germany. My life is, unfortunately or fortunately, nowhere near as exciting as people’s are in books. So let’s deal with the books, shall we?

Other posts you can check out to get to know me better:

25 Bookish Facts About Me

Q&A: I (Very Belatedly) Answer Your Questions

Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me

The Meet the Book Blogger Tag

My Rating System

I rate books based on a mixture of how much I enjoyed them and how good I objectively judge the book to be (concerning writing, character, world building, plot, etc.). However, I don’t really have a strict system in place – loosely, you can go by this:

1 star 1 star – I hated the book and didn’t really see much literary merit in it, either

2 stars 2 stars – I didn’t really like the book much

3 stars 3 stars – I enjoyed the book, but it was a pretty average read and nothing special stuck out to me

4 stars 4 stars – I really liked the book, but it did have a few flaws

5 stars 5 stars – I loved everything about the book, and the writing, plot and characters were pretty close to perfect