So, maybe I should introduce myself since you’re here. Oh God… I feel like I’m in school again. Anyways, here we go: Hi! My name is Neide – in case you’re wondering, you read it like “nade” -, I’m a 25 years old book junkie and now a newbie blogger! I was born in Portugal and I have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Well… that’s me in a nutshell.
This is me! Hi!
So why did I start a book blog in the first place? Well, reading was always a big part of my life, but I’ve been reading way more frequently in the last few years. I really like to watch videos on Youtube for book recommendations and I spend a lot of my time browsing Goodreads to see what my friends are reading and to keep an eye on new releases. So basically I wanted a platform to share with other people all the bookish things I like and to talk about the books I’ve been reading.
What can you find in my blog? At this point I’m mostly publishing reviews of books that I purchased myself and advanced reader copies that were sent to me from editors. Not only that, but I’m also posting book recommendations, bookish thoughts and other related content.
“But Neide, if you are portuguese… why do you write in english?“ Oh, that’s a great question! There are several reasons why I decided to write my blog in english, but I’ll stick to the three main reasons so you won’t die of boredom:
- Most of the books I read are in english and are not even published in Portugal (not all of them, but most of them);
- I can reach a larger group of bookish friends if I write in english;
- It’s a great way for me to practice my english.
So if you eventually spot some bad grammar or mispelled words, just remember that I’m not a native english speaker and I’m doing my best!
What do I like to read? I’m not very picky when it comes to reading and it definitely depends on my mood. I have times when I read a lot of contemporary novels (mostly Young Adult and New Adult romance), but sometimes I’m in the mood for thrillers and horror novels. When I’m feeling very professional – whatever that means – I usually pick up self-developmet and non-fiction books. When I get bored of contemporary novels, I pick dystopian and fantasy novels. I could never pick a favorite book, but I would say dystopian books are probably my favorite!
Is there anything that I don’t like to read? Well, to be completely honest, I’m not the biggest fan of historical novels, but I still pick them now and then. It’s just not my favorite genre.
So here are some random interests of mine in books and favorite tropes, in no particular order:
- Strong female main characters
- Enemies-to-lovers romances
- Slow burn romances
- Great family dynamics (specially between siblings)
- Strongly themed books (for example, books with mermaids, mythology, pirates, countryside, etc.)
- Murder mysteries
- Complete endings (there are some exceptions here, but in general I don’t like open endings or endings that don’t explain the book)
Well, I hope you like my blog! I’m still trying to figure out a lot of things, but I’m taking a day at a time. I want this to be a positive space to discuss and share stories that I’m passionate about. Feel free to browse and let’s share our love for books!
Oh, and why name your blog “Sprayed Edges”? Ahm… it was the first name I came up with. Amazing story, I know.
Thanks for reading!