Embracing My Inner Geek (3)

I really wasn’t sure what to post this week because coming up with ideas for this feature is really hard. I think it’s about time I introduced myself properly because some people don’t follow me on Twitter and that’s where I do most of my talking. So, assuming you don’t already know me, I’m sure that by the end of this post you’ll be very familiar with my general awesomeness (I’m being narcissistic here!).
My name is Lucy and I am thirteen years old. It seems that I have loved reading since I first appeared on this  earth. I can remember reading picture books when I was tiny by the dozen and loving them to bits. I’ve always had a tiny (okay, massive) obsession with visiting the library.
Compared to most bloggers, I am really young, and sometimes it does annoy me. I think that because of my age I’m not taken as seriously as some of the older bloggers but it doesn’t bother me that much. I’d like to think that I’m quite mature for my age, but I think some people would beg to differ.
At my school, reading is considered nerdy. So it’s safe to say that I’m not one of the most popular people, but I’m comfortable in my own body and am happy about the way I live. I’m really shy but am hoping to correct this little problem soon. I have quite a big group of friends who I love to pieces and try to talk books to at any given opportunity. They think I’m obsessed…(I am!).

Aside from blogging and reading, I love to write. By looking in my documents I can see various attempts over the years to write and this makes me so happy. Whenever I receive a mark back in my English class I’m always so happy because I try really hard to write in a way that I know will be easy and enjoyable to read.

I also love netball and hockey, which are really the only sports I do. I can be very competitive and have been known to be a little aggressive with a hockey stick.

I have a lot of pets. I breed guinea pigs so in the spring and summer can sometimes be overrun with the things. The picture above is of some of our permanent ladies with my rabbit, Tulip, being her usual crazy self.  I often laugh when she runs around the garden like a mad thing.

I’m not really sure what else to write. I’m quite a boring person! Reading, writing and blogging are my main hobbies and, apart from homework, I don’t do much else. I go horse riding once a week which I really like. I’ve always loved horses so it’s really special being around such lovely creatures.

My favourite novels are the Stonewylde series by Kit Berry and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I’m also really keen on Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi and The Selection by Kiera Cass.

My favourite genres are contemporary, historical, anything with romance in, and I’m really enjoying dystopia at the moment.

I’d love to hear stuff about you in the comments and will be replying to all comments this week (if I can remember!).
Don’t forget to wear your geekery like a badge!

Lucy ♥

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  • Reply
    Pink Lady 631
    24 February, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Hey Lucy,
    I love your blog, you are seriously talented and I admire your blog a lot. I also got to school where reading is nerdy but I am proud and there is no way anybody’s talking me out reading. I also love the Fault In Our Stars, John Green is the best. Thanks for sharing your fun personality. Happy Blogging.

    – Sunny @ http://www.asupersunnyspot.blogspot.com

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    Gwynneth White
    24 February, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for sharing that. It was so nice getting to know you a bit better. And hey, stop worrying about your age. If you didn’t tell us you were 13 we would never know. Your blog is great, your reviews interesting and your book choices cool. And that is coming from a 50 year-old who still thinks herself a teenager. Enjoy the pets 🙂

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    Marie-Louise Jensen
    24 February, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Don’t worry, Lucy, shyness goes away as you get older. I used to challenge myself to do things that were scary and it worked – they got easier.
    And hey! I used to keep guinea pigs!

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    Marie-Louise Jensen
    24 February, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Don’t worry, Lucy, shyness goes away as you get older. I used to challenge myself to do things that were scary and it worked – they got easier.
    And hey! I used to keep guinea pigs!

  • Reply
    24 February, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I can see where you’re coming from about the whole young blogger thing, when I first started blogging I had just turned 15 and with all the older teenagers or twenty-somethings, I felt a little immature and looked down by them. But I think that was just me thinking that, most bloggers welcome anyone that wants to be a blogger regardless of age and to be honest, teenagers reading YA books, well, you get the best reviews then because THEY are the target audience, they should relate to the characters. Anyway, with all the great older bloggers *coughs* if you need help or advice about your teenage years, you’re covered by people who’ve lived through it already!
    I agree with Marie-Louise Jensen, I was so shy in my early teenage years but as she says, it goes away when you get older, it has to in a way. I only feel shy around people I don’t know or dislike now when before it was around anyone!

  • Reply
    24 February, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Lucy, what a lovely post. If you have a big group of friends sounds to me like you’re pretty popular in the best kind of way. You’ve already found our blog so youll know that Little M is also thirteen. Of course, I’m much older than that but some 13 year olds look down on me because I am short. I also loved The Fault In Our Stars.

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    Sarah (TotalTeenFiction)
    24 February, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I’m another one who’s outgrown shyness so I can assure you it does get easier, and I admire you so much for how much work and time you put in to your blog at your age because at 13 I was way too lazy to have put in all the work I do now! 😉 I would never judge a blogger by their age – and I certainly wouldn’t judge you by it! You appear so dedicated to your blog and I really admire you for it, and I enjoy reading it! I think it’s great to see young people reading YA and sharing their experiences as well, as so many of the blogs I follow are by people who are that bit older but I love hearing just how much YA resonates with a younger audience, who it was designed for after all.

    Anyway I’m rambling, but I’ll just say how much I love your guinea pigs! And I really need to read The Selection by Kiera Cass so hearing it’s one of your favourite books only makes me want to read it sooner 😀

    Great post as always – keep up the good work! 🙂

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    Zoe Crook
    24 February, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Great post! Even though we talk a lot, it has been great reading more about you! I feel like I know you well now…. does that sound stalker-ish? Hmm. Maybe. Moving on! 😀

    I can understand why you would get annoyed with the younger blogger thing. I used to be like that. I started when I was about 12/13 (I’m too lazy to figure it out) and I felt like an annoying little kid when commenting on blogs run by 25 year olds. But, now I’m 15, I still get annoyed but since I know so many people my own age it doesn’t bother me anymore. If you ever get annoyed again though, Lucy, remember that I LOVE YOU AND YOU ARE MADE OF AWESOME! 😀

    I love to write too. Reading, blogging and writing sum up who I am as a person. I love getting marks back in English too, it can give me a boost on what I’m good at and what I need to improve on. I also get excited when my teacher says we have a test coming up…. yeah, I’m weird :3

    Thanks for sharing, Lucy! You are definitely not a boring person! And your guinea pigs are so cute 😉

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    Nina @ Death Books and Tea
    24 February, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    You most certainly are not a boring person! I love talking to you. Whenever I look back at whatever I write, I feel shame that I thought it was good. I criticise myself a lot. Shyness fades by interacting first with people with similar interests, then interacting with random other people. Keep blogging xxx

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    Rebekah Campbell
    24 February, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Hahaha I love that you’re shy but put a hockey stick in your hand and STAND BACK!
    You’re such a brilliant writer so no wonder you get great marks back in English 🙂 You also have the cuuuuuuutest guinea pigs ever and I’d quite like to steal your rabbit please….
    As for the age thing, I’ve met older bloggers that aren’t as cool as you so pffffft let’s get rid of that!

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    Bookaholic 007
    25 February, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Great post! I agree with Zoe, I feel like I know you well! Especially from our conversations on Twitter :p

    When I also first started blogging, I had just turned thirteen and I felt so immature as well when reading and commenting on blogs run by people 10 years older than me.

    I love the guinea pigs, I use to have two guinea pigs but I gave them to this one guinea pig lady when we moved back to Africa.

    I also love writing, blogging and reading. I like to sing and dance and play instruments too though! :p

    I’m going to go read now, byeee 🙂

    PS. I just read that comment over. Guinea pig lady lol! It was this girl that bred guinea pigs and taught them tricks and stuff haha! :p

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