I’m Louise (occcasionally called Lou or even Weezie…) and I’m a book worm. I live in Oxford, I’m a vegetarian and I recently became a lawyer. I like to day dream of far away worlds and friends I’ll only ever meet through pages. My book shelves are chock-a-block and my prized possessions are now spilling onto my floor and any available surfaces.
I read and write because, quite simply, I love to. Laini Taylor, one of one of my favourite authors puts it best –
“I write because, as wonderful as life is – and it is truly wonderful – it isn’t enough. It does not, for example, contain dragons. I find this unsatisfactory. So I read. And I write.”
‘I write because, I read because’ is a way for me to share my thoughts on books that I’ve read, from the classics to contemporary novels. I have to say, I have a penchant for fantasy/folklore, historical fiction and crime – but I love to be suprised by something I wouldn’t usually pick up, especially when I then can’t put it down.
My favourite books
- The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
- Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor
- Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
- Circe – Madeline Miller
- The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden