I have noticed that a lot of bloggers I follow have been doing a ‘Get to Know Me’ tag recently, so I thought I’d join in. It’s not until now that I’ve realised I haven’t shared too much personal shenanigans on my blog… I did have my ‘introductory’ post giving you all a little background (linked below), but here’s some dirt on me, if you’re interested that is!
This post is a bit more casual than my others, but I hope you enjoy getting to be nosey!!
Zodiac: Sagittarius – my birthday is on the 2nd of December, and I’m 20! Although I was born two weeks late, so I technically should have been a November/Scorpio baby.
Favourite colour: Right now, it has to be yellow. Hands down. It was always pink, but I’m obsessed with yellow at the moment.
Profession: Full-time MA English Literature student, part-time retail worker, part-time blogger, part-time Social Media Ambassador for The University of Edinburgh… About to be a full-time Camp Counsellor in America!
Goal for the future: To get my dream job. To travel the world. To be happily married with an amazing family and be content.
Who do I live with? With my boyfriend, in a city we both love!
Reason behind creating a blog: It was last year that I started to panic thinking about what I could do to make myself stand out to employers. But also around that time I wanted somewhere that I could share my writing, whilst reviewing books and documenting my new life in Edinburgh. A blog seemed like the best idea and I’m so glad I decided to ahead with it as I love it!
Reason behind the blog name: I knew my blog would be largely literature-based, hence ‘Reads’, but I also like the whole alliteration thing, and one day I thought of the name Rachael Reads and it just stuck. I also like the fact it sounds like a real name; almost like an alter-ego.
Bad habits: Hmmmm… Bad habits have to be going into either Primark, B&M or somewhere like that for one singular item and leaving with an empty bank account. I also have a bad habit of forgetting to text back, but I blame my memory for that one. I get easily distracted, too. Whoops. Definitely not a list for the CV.
Favourite food: Chocolate. Chinese takeaway food. Anything that’s unhealthy. Lol, I do wish I could say avocado and salad, but I’m a sucker for a treat and have a major sweet-tooth. I do try to control it, though (or do I?).
Food I hate: I can be pretty picky, unfortunately; not because I don’t like things, but because I can be extremely hesitant in trying new things. Nevertheless, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to experiment and try more food so we’ll see how I do with that. But you’d have to pay me to eat an egg. I don’t understand how something so smelly can be enjoyable. Unless it’s in a cake.
Favourite movie: The Greatest Showman. Easiest choice ever.
Favourite TV show: Up there has to be Friends. But I do like Jane the Virgin, Married at First Sight, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and anything else with a bit of cheese to it tbh.
Favourite book: Ooo! Hard one. And perhaps controversial for a literature student/blogger to declare. This is maybe an unpopular opinion, but I loved Gone Girl when I read that. I also adore Anthony Kiedis’ autobiography, Scar Tissue (major Red Hot Chili Peppers fan). I don’t want to outrightly say my all-time favourite, but I do love a thriller.
Hardback or paperback? For decoration and prettiness? Then it’s definitely hardback. But for ease of reading or carrying around, it has to be paperback. I own more paperback for sure; they’re just easier.
Favourite YouTubers: Imogenation (Imogen Hudson) has to be my favourite. She taught me how to be confident and inspired me to start up this blog, so check her out. But I also absolutely love Nikkie Tutorials, Lydia Elise Millen, Holly Boon, Patricia Bright, My Virgin Kitchen and others like them…
Any more questions? Go ahead, ask them in the comments!
My introductory post: http://rachaelreads.blog/2017/08/21/me-myself-i/
This post was inspired by blogger Mortal Reader.