Welcome to my new book blog!
This is my first post so politeness dictates I tell you a little about myself. First of all, my name is Rebecca and I am an English girl living in Edinburgh, Scotland. I originally moved here to go to university, but the capital worked its charm on me, and I never left. I graduated a couple of years ago from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Classics and I am planning on doing a Masters on the same subject.
I have always loved books and reading and have documented the books I have read in a notebook for quite some time and it's fascinating to see how reading tastes change over time. Although the past few years have been largely dominated by academic reading, I have recently been getting back into fiction and have discovered the world of book blogs too. I have now decided to add my own thoughts to the blogosphere with The Reading Diary.
My favourite genres include classic and ancient literature, historical fiction, literary fiction, and contemporary novels. Foreign literature in translation is also an interest of mine. In addition, I enjoy a good mystery thriller, ghost story, or anything with a mediaeval/Victorian flavour or a hint of gothic to it. Needless to say I love non-fiction too, particularly ancient history and classical art and archaeology topics. Good travel writing and travel memoirs also feature on my reading lists.
When I'm not reading I enjoy photography, the theatre, and travelling with my boyfriend. I'm also trying to learn French, although how successful this turns out to be remains to be seen!
I hope this blog will become a history of my reading and my favourite books and will generate some good discussion with like-minded bibliophiles. If you have any questions or comments feel free to drop me a message!