(That’s my Internet alias, at any rate – my real name is classified information, I’m afraid. You can also call me Engie. If you want.)
I’m nineteen. But a little part inside of me still loves to pull my old picture books off my shelves and reread them. #nostalgia
Speaking of books, I am a TOTAL BOOKWORM with no fewer than eleven bookshelves in my room. When buying a new purse I have been known to say, “Yes, it’s cute, but will at least two large books fit inside?”
My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, dystopian fiction, mysteries, and LGBTQ+.
You can find me on Goodreads here.
This fall marks my first semester at the University of Iowa, where I’ve been accepted into the honors program! I plan to double-major in creative writing and journalism, with a minor in gender, women’s, and sexuality studies.
I’m a homeschool graduate! I was homeschooled for the last ten years of my primary/secondary education, and I LOVED it. Having a flexible schedule and more free time gave me so many opportunities to read, write, and spend time on my other hobbies!
Someday I’d like to be an author, a journalist/photojournalist, and LGBTQ+ activist!
I’m super super gay and you’ll see a lot of posts about LGBTQ+ topics (queer characters and their representation in fiction, LGBTQ+ issues in the news, and my personal experiences as a lesbian) on this blog.
I’m an atheist. I want to make that very clear, because a lot of people think all homeschoolers are religious. (There’s nothing wrong with being religious, of course, but it gets really awkward when people just assume that because of my schooling, I must believe a certain thing or belong to a particular group. Secular homeschoolers do exist!)
I’m very short – 5’0″ – with curly brown hair and absolutely terrible eyesight. Hence the glasses.
My home state is Indiana.
I am the queen of procrastination. I should be writing a story right now. But I’m not.
I’m INFP. Apparently. I also identify super-strongly with Slytherin, despite Pottermore’s insistence to the contrary.
I love many genres of music and will listen to just about anything but film scores are my favorite. I ADORE THEM.
I’m in a lot of fandoms! My favorites include Lord of the Rings, Skulduggery Pleasant, Discworld, The Hunger Games, A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes, and many many more!
You can find me in a variety of other places online – my handle is typically “nevillegirl.”
I started this blog in October 2010 because I had a love for writing and this vague idea that blogging would be fun. It was fun, and I have since spent many hours updating Musings From Neville’s Navel. I am Gollum and it is my precious.
I don’t write about only one thing on this blog. I never have written about only one thing here. My posts talk about anything from books I’ve read recently and photos I took the other day to LGBTQ+ issues and “a day in the life of a homeschooler.”
Well, that’s all I have to say. If you have any questions or remarks, leave them in the comment section below! And thank you for reading my blog!