Hey there! My name’s Free Dreamer. I’m in my early twenties, I live in Vienna and recently started working in a book shop. I’m not a native speaker, but I lived close to London for about 10 months, so English very much feels like a second mother tongue.
I love my books to be dark and gritty. My favourite M/M author is Cornelia Grey, amongst others. I’m not easily squicked and I like books with plenty of plot outside the romance. So I really like Fantasy and Sci-Fi/Dystopian books. Though I do enjoy the occasional contemporary story and historical romance set in Asia. Basically, I’ll read pretty much anything, as long as it’s not full of teeth-rotting fluff or PWP.
Outside of M/M my favourite author is Brandon Sanderson. Should I ever have the honour of meeting him in person, I shall fall to my knees and declare him God of Fantasy. I’m not a typical romance reader, so I very rarely read M/F Romance. Mostly, I stick to Fantasy, Sci-Fi and the occasional historical novel set in China or Japan.
When I’m not reading, I enjoy playing computer games and watching anime with my best friend. As you might have guessed, I’m a huge fan of Japan. I don’t mind being called a freak or a nerd. Normal is boring, crazy is fun. 😉 If my career choice doesn’t work out by the time I’m 30, I’ve decided to turn into a crazy cat lady, like the one from Simpsons. I also like to see myself as a bit of a writer, even if I’ve never managed to actually finish a story.
I’ll leave you with a favourite quote of mine, which I think sums up my way of life pretty well: “If you have never said “Excuse me” to a parking meter or bashed your shins on a fireplug, you are probably wasting too much valuable reading time.” (Sherri Chasin Calvo)