About Me

Hello, my beautiful darlings!  I'm Grace, one of those weird people who thinks research is fun and actually enjoys reading classic literature.  I'm also a professional procrastinator and an INFJ empath, which basically means I look like I could kill you (this is a legit problem, people), but I'm actually a lovely cinnamon roll who will bake you cookies and give you hugs and get frustrated when you don't accept my help and squishes.

So what is there to know about me?  Maybe...favorite books!  These are in no particular order, because that would require much stress and deliberation, and I would feel sad for the books lower on the list and want to make them just as special as all the others, because every book matters!

  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien.  I'll probably be listing all his other ones after I read them, and I aspire to be one of those Tolkien geeks.  It'll happen.  I promise.  I might be eighty, but it'll happen.  
  2. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.  The main character is amazing and I totally relate to him.  This is also one of the easier books by this guy (he did love his descriptions) and while in my mind it sounds like cheating to like his easiest book best, I'm sorry me.  It happens.
  3. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  All of the books.  Because they're awesome. 
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  What, you ask?  A book that's not at least fifty years old?  Who are you and what have you done with Grace?  I'm right here, don't worry.  The descriptions in this book speak my language, and the point of view is incredible.
  5. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Unreliable narrator!  Society's big problems!  Why you get to kill blue jays but not mockingbirds!  
  6. Bleak House, and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  Dickens' descriptions are to die for, and his characters are spot on and so accurate it's almost scary.  
  7. Crime and Punishment by Fydor Dostoevsky.  I hate to admit it but this is the first novel I've ever read that wasn't originally written in English.  I was not expecting it to be as awesome as it is.  I fell in love.
  8. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.  This book was the first I've read that people consider to be "horror".  Is it okay to say that it didn't scare me and I actually thought it was fascinating?
  9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.  This book cracked me up, but it's also well written.  The ending made me angry, but it was worth it. 
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Mr. Darcy!  And Jane Austen's comments on society make life amazing.  I normally don't like romance, but her books are amazing.  Possibly because they're sensible.  
  11. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.  I know this is technically horror, and everyone says it's horror, but I didn't think so and felt very sorry for the monster and wanted to give it a hug and bake it cookies and teach it how to read.  Maybe it's because I'm an empath.  The structure of the book also interested me.  
  12. The Hero's Guide Trilogy by Christopher Healy.  They're kids' books, but they're some of the best I've ever read.  Seriously.  They're a totally fresh spin on common fairy tales, they don't copy Disney whatsoever (which is a big win in my opinion because it's hard to do that these days), and they don't have a flat kiddie plot or boring characters.  
  13. The Lost Track of Time by Paige Britt.  Also geared more towards kids, but so true.  Completely whimsical and imaginative, and incredibly well-written.
  14. Lost Horizons by James Hilton.  One of the very first Utopia stories, with the best main character you could have picked to narrate the situation.  Very introverted, very awesome.  
  15. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.  Do I actually have to tell you why I like these books?
  16. Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Lots of people find this book disturbing.  I find it very interesting.  Because apparently I like societal issues and the weird things that surround them.  I'm learning rather a lot about myself with this list.
  17. Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.  It's whimsical!  It's British!  It makes no sense whatsoever!  I honestly have no idea why I like that sort of thing so much.  I must live in the wrong country. 
  18. The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas.  I'm running out of things to say about books I like...
  19. Beowulf.  Because it's an amazing piece of literature which should not be ignored!  Come on, people!  It's at least three times better than The Hunger Games!  Of course I'm probably slightly biased, because in case you haven't noticed, those books aren't on this list. 
  20. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.  Best.  Satire.  Ever.  I have read this book like three or four times and I do not regret discovering it.  

Soooo I may have gotten a little carried away.  I LOVE SO MANY BOOKS AND MUST LIST THEM ALL!  Sorry not sorry.

Okay we'll do some fun facts now.  And I will keep it short and sweet. 

1. I am Mrs. Hudson.  Literally the only difference is that I'm NOT YOUR HOUSEKEEPER! (picks up all your socks and brings you tea)
2. My favorite bands are NEEDTOBREATHE, Disciple, and Thrice.
3. I have a weakness for cozy coffee shops, old books, used bookstores (in which I find old books), and generally old-fashioned places.
4. I have an elaborate character universe in my head, which is why I'm a writer.
5. I'm a 1st Soprano (I sing the really high bits)
6. I'm not easily distracted, I tend to focus on one thing at a time. 
7. I'm a Hufflepuff.
8. I'd rather be a Hobbit.
10. I play the Celtic harp.

So that's my favorite books and random things that you now know about me.  If you really must know anything else, I'll be in my hobbit-hole and tea is at four.  


  1. YOU HAVE EXCELLENT TASTE IN BOOKS. I love most of the ones you mentioned and the ones I don't recognize are on the tippy most peak of my TBR now. Also! Hufflepuff here too. *high five* And I love that you play the Celtic harp. Celtic is one of my favorite music genres (EVER). I love the hammered dulcimer. :D I love, love your blog. Keep up the fantastic work!

    1. So first of all, sorry I haven't replied yet. I thought I did, because I got an email which had your comment in it and I thought I could just reply to the email but apparently the email is no good and I have to go to Blogger. WHyyyyyyy!

      That aside, THANK YOU! When I replied to the email I said you'd made my day, but as that day is gone, YOU'VE MADE MY ENTIRE WEEK OMG. I don't often get this kind of reply, if any, so YAY!!!! and I'm glad you like my taste in books! I don't think I've ever actually had anyone say that.... :)

    2. ...AND ANOTHER THING! Check out the band Seasons, five homeschooled siblings and the harpist is my teacher. SO amazing. (http://www.seasonsmusic.com/)

      And fellow Hufflepuff! I salute you with a cookie and some food because we're right next to the kitchen THANK YOU HELGA!

      Okay I'm done now.