Avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker, genre-omnivore.
Welcome to (un)Conventional Bookworms! If you are here, it means you are wondering who this Lexxie person is, and you want to find out some more, right? I have a Master's in English language and literature, and I'm now working towards my Master's in Secondary Teaching.
Since I was little, I have loved reading, but what I have to read for school isn’t always what I’d have chosen to read for myself, however, writing about what I read has become almost second nature. That’s why I started (un)Conventional Bookworms on June 2nd 2012. (un)Conventional Bookworms has become another way to share my love of books with other booklovers. I review based on the emotions a book brought me – this might seem a little strange, but to me it is logical.
I am pretty much an omnivore when it comes to book, although I prefer to read fiction. I am not too particular about the genres, especially since I started blogging. I love reading a story where the world-building is making me feel like I am visiting a far-away place, and this can happen both in contemporary novels, fantasy, paranormal stories, dystopia and others. It’s also quite important to me that there is character development – if the characters don’t learn anything at all from their mistakes, I probably won’t really enjoy reading about them.
All books I read make me have an emotional response, and these emotions are part of how I review and rate a book. If I’m bored while reading, it doesn’t really bode well for the book in question. If I am happy or sad while reading, it is usually good. I am also quite picky with typos and grammatical errors, I want to read what is a finished book, and there shouldn’t be typos or other errors on every single page. A book with a lot of errors takes my mind away from the story and its characters, and makes me want to keep a red pen in hand instead of being immersed in a different world.
*My reviews are personal reflections of what I read and take notes of. My reviews are in no way meant to dissuade a person from reading a book by authors who put a lot of work into their stories. I do not get paid for my reviews nor have I been asked to give my opinions concerning these books.*
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