22 y-o Sydneysider of Korean heritage. The writers who inspire me are Michael Ondaatje, David Mitchell, Leo Tolstoy and Arundhati Roy, for the way they weave their words into beautiful things. I am fascinated by the life and works of Frida Kahlo and I admire Matisse and also the French Impressionists – especially Degas, Pissarro and Renoir – for their brilliant use of colour. I live for summers; the best season for indulging in gelatos and books.
I began this blog in April of 2008, inspired by Alberto Manguel’s A Reading Diary. Being a lover of books myself, I wanted to leave my own literary footprint, and where better than in the cosmic chaos of cyberspace? This blog has gone through so many deaths since then, it wouldn’t have survived even if it were a cat with nine lives. I’ve just killed it off again, and again, and again. (Even this ‘About’ page is the third or fourth one…) But I keep coming back! I’m not even sure why. Perhaps, as Claire puts it, ”we’re all stuck with one another because we’ll all never stop reading.”