Books, films, tv series, comics, fanfics, fandoms etc. Writer. Ficwriter.
...Mostly because I'm getting tired of it.
Don't get me wrong. I love books. I love reading. But my major is what Americans call the French Literature, except it isn't like that. In Brazil, not only you study the literature from the language you chose (in my case, French), but it is also required for you to study Portuguese and Brazilian literatures, plus Linguistics, Portuguese (the language), Philosophy and at least two other classes from another course. Plus, if you want you can also take all the classes required to be able to become a teacher in middle or high school.
It's... It's a lot of classes and a ton of texts of things you don't even like sometimes. To top all that, I actually did take all the English literature classes that were available. So, yeah, I'm a little sad to say I don't have much love for the act of reading a book, right now. It's super sad, but it's like a friend of mine said: you just get tired of something you love and you have to stay away from it. You have to take a step back.
But how do you stay away from reading? I read fanfics, I read comics, I read books, articles, tweets, tumblr posts, anything that looks interesting to me. And yet I can't take the time to read something longer than a few pages, because that's what I have been doing for the past five years (college only).
Right now, however, I feel pretty awesome: I am currently reading The Strain, and I was so hooked today I read almost a hundred pages. It felt good to be this connected to a book, because it's been almost six months since I stopped reading like a maniac.
I remember one time when I read seven books in a month, and then started reading A Song of Ice and Fire. It was 2011 and I read the last Harry Potter book (got me hooked up on the series again); Memories of a Gueisha (a disappoitment), Book Thief (cried so hard I took two days to mourn it properly) and many others, and I thought I could keep going, until I started reading the fourth book of A Song of Ice and Fire, which is so boring it took me a fucking year to finish. BAM! My addiction to books ended there.
I started reading a lot again when I started working last year. Many colleges in Brazil are actually free and mine is one of these, so I had this opportunity to study and not need to work. But last year I decided to get a work and, even though it was a horrible experience for my healthy, I got to create a pretty awesome schedule. First, I watched dozen of different TV series while I was going to work and leaving for home, and then I decided I could do the same with books! So, yeah, I read all my books for my English literature classes (The Crucible and Pygmalion were two of these), plus the one I bought for my research, plus The Hobbit, some of H. P. Lovecraft and many others (also? comics). When I left my job, I lost that careful calendar and all my love for books, comics and TV series went with it.
So, I'm trying again. I managed to catch up with all my TV series and now I'm back at reading books and loving them as much as I love writing. Comics will be the next thing in my list, and then I'll create a better calendar so I can have some free time to write too.
Speaking of writing, I think I'm going to use this blog to write about what I'm writing (yep!), because I like to remember the in between while I develop a book or a fanfic (more a fanfic than a book, but ok). Also, this blog will be great for me to post me favorite comics and why. IDK, I just want to write about everything I do that is related to books and literature.
I think I'll add this to my calendar, too.