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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027
Northanger Abbey - Margaret Drabble, Stephanie Laurens, Jane Austen Probably my second favorite Austen book. This is her writing a little more unpolished and natural, and you really get the sense of how funny she can be. I love how over-the-top Catherine is, especially when she looks at the world through Gothic-tinted lenses, and Henry teasing her about it the whole time. It’s a really good commentary on the views on women reading (specifically, the 500+ word rant Austen puts in about having characters read “real” books, not novels). More people need to read this book, as it doesn't get the recognition it deserves.