My name is Meri. I’m a 23-year-old from the UK. Welcome to my blog: Life Stained Pages. We hope you’ll stay and hang around for tea/coffee, cakes and biscuits. So grab a cosy chair and, I guess, here’s a little bit about me and how I got here:
I’m sure what you’d love to hear is that I’ve been an avid reader all my life – that I’ve read hundreds upon thousands of books – but I’m actually a fairly ‘new’ enthusiastic reader. Confession: I haven’t even read the entire Harry Potter series… yet. I read on and off throughout my childhood: encouraged by my bookworm mum but put off by the books at school. During college and university, the workload got too much and I fell into almost a complete reading slump. I read maybe three or four books that I actually wanted to read during the three years.
It Wasn’t All Bad
My favourite part of the year was still the scholastic book fair (it was my mum’s favourite part of the year too!). I was also a part of my junior and high school book clubs and still own the copy of Lionboy I won after taking part in a book quiz event. I haven’t read it yet but hey, I still have it. My favourite childhood books include Peter Pan and Matilda, both of which I’ve read on numerous occasions throughout my life and still love to this day. When I really get into a book, I can devour it in a day or two.