“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them (Shakespeare, 2.5).”

his quote from the Bard is one I hold dear to myself because it reminds me that everyone is talented in many ways, sometimes we forget to believe in ourselves, but it is important to follow our passions and share the things we enjoy with the world at large.

I am currently in school studying for my Masters in Public Health and Medical Doctorate. However, previously I worked as a software developer and engineer and prior to that graduated with a Bachelors in English and American Literature.

Recently, I discovered I could put my love of technology, teaching, writing, and of course, reading into a personal blog and so my journey has started…

I have written my own short stories and poems published in university magazines, and now I am sharing my opinions on all the books I read.

I am voracious when it comes to reading – I read all the young adult books in my city library in one summer when I was 12 – and am passionate about always trying new literature.

While growing up, I found myself getting lost in the magical worlds of “Narnia” and “Hogwarts,” falling in love with William Shakespeare’s plays, solving mysteries with Sir Author Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes”, traveling to the future in science fiction books such “Ender’s Game,” Ray Bradbury’s “The Illustrated Man” and “Fahrenheit 451,” and living the tragedies of historical nonfiction such as Elie Wiesel’s “Night.”

I thought having a literature degree would mean I only read “proper” books, but as time progresses I find myself reading things such as manga, comics, and graphic novels as well. The entertainment, joy, and the ability to get lost in a mystical world is not restricted to just the written word or a specific topic or field, that ability exists in everything we pick up and interact with!

I look forward to making more literary friends and getting lost on more adventures, see you on the flip side of the page.