Date Joined: August 22, 2020
Last Online: August 2, 2023
Birthday: November 6, 2002
Country: United States
I tend to read a lot of mysteries, but I love getting recommendations for any genre. I pretty rarely read romance because I find it's a boring plot unless there's something else going on as well. It may sound odd, but some of the best book recommendations I've ever gotten were assigned class materials. I'm especially attached to my senior year AP Lit reading list, but maybe that's just because of how much I learned from a set of books that I never would have picked up on my own.
My top 3 books right now are:
"If We Were Villains" by M.L. Rio - (A group of 4th year acting students at a conservatory find themselves wrapped up in a murder case. This book mimics the form of a Shakespearean tragedy, and single-handedly fueled my Shakespeare obsession in high school)
"The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" by Stuart Turton - (A sci-fi mystery in which the protagonist is stuck in a time loop where he relives the same day as several different people in order to solve a murder that night.)
"This is How You Lose the Time War" by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone - (An epistolary novel documenting the communication between two opposing agents in a time war and their relationship through time)
Hello! My name is Ren! I'm currently an English major in college (with a concentration in Literature), and I love to read and draw! I miss writing letters to penpals like I used to, so I'd love to participate in some swaps!
I recently transferred colleges because my previous university was very small and not a very good fit for me. Of course, part of that could be attributed to the fact that I was a drama/English double major (which I only recommend to people who are absolutely sure they love the theatre industry and ALL that it entails), but now that I've transferred I'm just focusing on English. My current goal is to eventually go to grad school for library science and become a librarian!
My favorite color is pink, and I love strawberries. The inside of my car is all decked out in pink strawberry seat-covers and decorations. I also love to draw, and I like to make sticker collages. I love the messy, brightly colored chaos of just throwing a bunch of stickers on top of each other, and I've got about 8 of them on my wall right now.
I have a dog! He's a yorkie/daschund mix, so I call him a "dorkie" and his name is Baby. He used to belong to my grandmother, but she passed earlier this year and he moved into my little student apartment with me. As strange as his name sounds, I know she would not be happy if I renamed her dog, so Baby he will stay. (It's a little awkward when people ask though. And when he wanders off and I have to call him...)
I don't really have a favorite genre of tv show, but my three favorites right now are Doctor Who (I love the campy sci-fi effects and the fun plots. Not caught up on the latest season though), Community (my go-to comedy. I've seen it several times so the familiarity is a comfort to me), and Madoka Magica (a visually beautiful play on the magical girl anime genre with interesting themes and visual symbolism. I love it both as a fan and as an English major).
This information probably isn't quite relevant to swaps, but it's a way to get to know me, so here it is:
I love mystery stories and games! I especially enjoy puzzle solving games, and I've recently been revisiting the Professor Layton DS games I used to play as a kid, and I really enjoy the Ace Attorney game series as well. It's interesting to replay the Layton games as an adult because I understand a lot more of the puzzles. I remember being 8 years old and absolutely devastated because I couldn't solve a puzzle and I ran out of hints. Still, some of the puzzles continue to stump me, so it's a fun challenge!
I also really like theatre, Shakespeare, and literary analysis!
I adore tea. All types except matcha and rooibos (but my partner likes matcha, so if you send some in a tea swap it won't go unappreciated!).
I have a fairly large collection of various teabags that I like to keep, both for myself and for when friends come over so that they can have a variety of options. I love trying new flavors, but I tend to gravitate most towards green teas and fruit teas. Still, I'm willing to try pretty much anything!
I also hate coffee, as many tea drinkers I've met do.
I don't watch movies very often, as I prefer other types of media like tv shows and books. However, one thing about me is that sometimes I will consume a piece of media and it will become so ingrained in my mind that I have to incorporate it into my personality. Such is the case with both Dead Poets Society and Clue (yes, the one based on the board game).