Say Hello!

August 27, 2017

Hello there everyone!

I’d like to introduce a close friend and book buddy of mine: Marietta Mortensen. We’ve practically been a book club of two for years now, and I’m delighted to welcome her as the first co-blogger on x-rayreads. So, a quick introductory interview of sorts for ya’ll seems appropriate.

Could you tell all the nice readers a little bit about yourself, Marietta?

Hi! I’m Marietta, a Catholic teenager from Green Bay, Wisconsin (and before you ask, yes I’m a Packer fan, it’s mandatory when you live here). I’m a reader, a dancer, a singer, an oldest sister and my Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff. (I’m an elf, too.)
I’ve known Bernadette forever (yes, literally) and we’ve been reading the same books for almost as long. The best part about being book buddies is that we generally like and dislike the same things, but not so frequently that we can’t each get a new perspective on what we’ve read! I’m really excited to be co-blogging with her, because it means that I won’t have to leave such long comments on her posts. (They’re all there, if you want to read them.)

What sorts of books/genres do you read most?

You’ll generally find me reading fantasy with a little bit of sci-fi thrown in to spice it up. I’m (of course) also a big fan of the Classics, but I generally intersperse them with my fantasy books, just like you generally intersperse dessert with your spinach diet. (Sort of.)
I love Brandon Sanderson, Rosemary Sutcliff, Megan Whalen Turner, Margaret Mitchell, C.S. Lewis, and Robin McKinley.
I detest love triangles with all my heart, and my favorite archetype is the Thief.

One favorite quote, or a quote that particularly represents you?

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.” ~Author Unknown

I love this quote because it pretty much sums up why I read books – to live the lives of many different characters, and learn from what they do.

Say hello, and stay tuned for upcoming reviews and posts by her!

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