Welcome to Diary of an Eccentric! My name is Anna, and I’ve been a bookworm for as long as I can remember. I’ve loved the written word since I was a little girl, and I started writing poems and stories as soon as I could read and write. In college, I switched majors from Veterinary Technology to English, with a dream of becoming a college English professor (maybe some day). I graduated from Suffolk University in Boston in 2000 with a B.A. in English and Sociology.
I started Diary of an Eccentric in 2007 as a knitting blog where I would occasionally talk about books. I wanted to record my knitting projects, but I was always reading more than I was knitting, and I soon became immersed in the world of book blogging.
I share this online space with my 14-year-old daughter, known here as The Girl. She shares my love of books and reading. Now that she’s in high school, she doesn’t really have time to review books anymore, but I still keep track of the books she’s read and her favorites for the year. (You can find her reviews archived here.)
To help you get to know us better, we thought we’d share some of our favorite bookish things:
Anna’s Favorite Books
The Girl’s Favorite Books
Anna’s Favorite Authors
Jane Austen, for all the time
Jill Mansell, when I’m in the mood for a comfort read
Tim O’Brien, when it comes to war novels
The Girl’s Favorite Authors
Anna’s Favorite Characters
Mr. Knightley from Emma
Captain Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion by Jane Austen
Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
Betsy Ray from the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace
The Queen of England in The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Girl’s Favorite Characters
Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
We hope you enjoy our reviews and will stop by often and share your thoughts.
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