Meet Reading & Inked

Meet Katrina

Hi guys! My name is Katrina, and I am a 25 year old book nerd trying to make it in the real world.

Books have always been a constant in my life. The moments when I have not been surrounded by books were ones in which I have felt the most lost and the least like myself. I was lucky enough to discover Harry Potter just after HP and the Chamber of Secrets was released and couldn’t stay away. As a result, I’m both a huge Potterhead, AND I love binge reading a good fantasy series. Without Harry Potter though, I do not think I would be the same reader that I am today.

I love bookstores and exploring new genres and authors. My best day off would include drinking coffee in bed while reading, followed by a homemade pancake breakfast, and then heading to my favorite bookstore – Vroman’s in Pasadena, CA – and browsing (and probably spending more than I meant to).

In my spare time I love to play volleyball, check out restaurants in my city of Los Angeles, and spend time exploring with friends.

A few personal obsessions: 

  1. All things Disney – movies, music, Disneyland (I know all the in’s and out’s of the park)
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Food – I am constantly looking for new restaurants and will eat just about anything
  4. Bookstores
  5. Nail polish – I’m a complete snob though and will only use OPI or Essie 😳😋

Why I started blogging

Growing up, I never knew anyone who loved to read as much as I did. Even within my immediate family there is nobody who is as avid of a reader as I am. I have many friends and family members who enjoy reading, but none who understand the need to binge read a series or rush to the book store to buy a book on release day. Of course, that meant no one to propel my reading forward. Everything was self-driven and usually depended on my finding a book cover that stood out, followed by a synopsis that sounded great. It resulted in long periods of time without a book.

Then, back in October of 2015, I had an unfortunate event occur that threw me into a state of sadness. I was overwhelmed with emotion, and I found that the only thing that was able to console me were my books — Harry Potter to be specific. I would sit on my couch and pour over the words that I had become so accustomed to as a child. I started searching through Instagram to find fellow Potterheads and discovered #bookstagram.

Finding this wonderful community of bookworms has been a breath of fresh air. It pulled me out of the depression and reminded me what gave me joy and comfort.

In addition to helping conquer my inner demons, I had also discovered an endless source of knowledge around the book and reading world. I didn’t feel strange anymore. I was no longer alone in my crazy book antics. Now, I not only have friends who understand, but many who help broaden my reading horizons, encourage a more constant reading pace, and freak out over stories and characters with me. Without each and every reader in this amazing community, I might still feel lost and alone – so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

What I love to read the most

Young Adult
Historical Fiction
Fantasy
Contemporary Fiction

Let’s connect

I love meeting new readers and bloggers so please comment below and let’s get to know one another! ❤️

 

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