“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
Hello lovey people and welcome to my new book blog, Reflections of a Reader! My name is Shannon Burton and I am a college freshman currently hailing from Southeastern Michigan (but hoping to travel the world one day). I used to run a blog called The Biblio-Files, however due to some frustrating issues I had to move all my content to a new blog, and here we are!
Ever since I begged my mom to teach me how to read as a little girl, I have constantly had my nose stuck in a book (something that has caused me to distractedly walk into a few walls over the years). In real life I am quite an introverted person, so I am hoping this blog will be an outlet for things I would never dare to say in person, as well as helping to bring me out of my shell a bit. There is no specific genre of books that this blog will focus on, as I have extremely eclectic tastes when it comes to books, however if there is something in particular you would like me to talk about feel free to get in touch with me because I love being recommended new, interesting books!
Here are some little bits and bobs about me, just in case you were wondering. 🙂
-I’m convinced that I was born in the wrong time period; I feel much more at home in the music, films, and literature of the first half of the 20th century than I do in anything from the present day.
-I’m a huge lover of classic movies and musicals. Some of my favorites are Gone with the Wind, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, On the Town, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (the original, not the remake), and Singin’ in the Rain. Some of my favorite modern movies are Moulin Rouge, Midnight in Paris, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby.
-I’m a huge art history buff, and some of my favorite days are those spend wandering aimlessly around art museums. My favorite periods from art history are ancient Greek art, the Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and the Impressionists.
-I mainly read classics and historical fiction, with a little bit of literary fiction and fantasy thrown in here and there. Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlotte Bronte, Diana Gabaldon, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Amor Towles, Shakespeare, J.D. Salinger, John Steinbeck, and Margaret Mitchell.
-I am most definitely a coffee person (the stronger the better), although I am rather partial to a cup of English Breakfast Tea.
-Sometimes I spontaneously burst into song in the middle of sentences (usually from Disney movies).
I think that’s about all you need to know for now! I hope you enjoy my subsequent ramblings about books from this point on. 🙂