The question of how to describe myself on my About page has been weighing on me ever since I started this blog. Maybe I’m overthinking it, but it’s hard to encapsulate my entire identity in one section of my site.
Should I start by introducing myself as a prospective computer science student with a book obsession? An enthusiastic high-schooler with not enough hours in the day? A totally-not-boring girl who spends too much time on her Kindle?
I’m going to just tell you right now: I’m bad at writing about myself. Read my book reviews instead.
10 Random Facts About Me:
- I’m 16 and a senior in high school (already…)
- My top three favorite foods are pasta, salad, and pasta salad.
- I love to code and have developed two (and a half) mobile apps
- My favorite subjects are physics and computer science, but I am also of course a huge bookworm
- I love traveling and I promise one day I will see the world
- My MBTI type is INTP and I know MBTI is not much better than astrology but it’s interesting, okay? Maybe that makes me a hypocrite…. oops….
- My favorite Starbucks (and Dunkin’) order is a caramel iced coffee. I’m addicted to coffee.
- You’ll never catch me making a grammar mistake (unless my night owl side reared its ugly head recently)
- I don’t have a favorite word, but I do compulsively overuse “interesting”
- I have three younger siblings and a dog-that-still-acts-like-a-puppy named Finn
Frappes & Fiction is primarily a book blog, but I sometimes foray into lifestyle territory when I feel like posting something different.
As far as fiction goes, my favorite genres are mystery and historical fiction, but sci-fi has steadily been growing on me. I’ll read a nonfiction book about pretty much anything I think is interesting. (That usually includes anything about physics, space exploration, or biotech. History is also fascinating to me)
Sometimes I read YA, often I read general fiction, and I am working my way through the classics.
Some of my favorite fiction books:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
1984 by George Orwell
The Martian and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
… And some of my favorite nonfiction books:
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
Bomb: The Race to Build (and Steal) the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell
My rating system:
5 stars: I was completely blown away, I can’t stop thinking about it, I remember it months later & I’ve been demanding people to read it
4 stars: Good. I really enjoyed it, but it’s not quite 5 stars
3 stars: Meh. Either it was really enjoyable but cheap entertainment, or it was just an average book.
2 stars: I didn’t like it, but I don’t think it deserves 1 star
1 star: It was absolutely terrible, and I don’t even like to think about how bad it was. (Or, I was grumpy when I rated it and it really should get 2 stars)
I also spend a *bit* too much time watching YouTube… some of my favorite channels are:
- Dr. Becky– my very favorite astrophysics channel and basically what started my obsession…
- OverSimplified– best and most hilarious history channel ever
- Kurzgesagt– watch if you like black holes and crazy theories about the universe
- Vlogging Through History– reaction channel that will teach you so much
- John Fish – super inspiring and I love his videos about the CS projects he works on
- AlternateHistoryHub– creative and very interesting alternate history scenario explanations
- Ruby Granger– bookworm with a work ethic that will put you to shame (and make you go study)
I want to start my own channel one day; maybe next summer when I have an opening in my schedule!