Hello friends! This is Eri, and I’m super honored that I’ve joined onto Lacy Literacy as a co-blogger. If you have no idea who I am, you can frequently find me lurking on twitter yelling at Alexis for not reading books I tell her to (I’m currently listening to a vampire series she recommended to me so clearly, I’m the superior friend.)
A few facts about me:
- Eri is pronounced like the word airy, and no it’s actually not a nickname for anything.
- I’m currently an English Lit Major in college with aspirations to work in the publishing industry after I graduate.
- Alexis and I became good friends after repeatedly having meet-ups at The Ripped Bodice, our favorite indie bookstore. (I unfortunately go to school in the midwest so these meetups are break only sadly)
If you asked me for favorite authors, I would probably say Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Melina Marchetta, Ally Carter, and S. Jae-Jones, but also Courtney Milan, Sarah Kuhn, and Sarah MacLean. As you can see from the list, I love reading Young Adult and Romance but will occasionally dabble in other areas depending on my mood. I love gorgeous slow character-focused writing, but I especially gravitate towards a well written morally ambigious character or a good romance. Snark and swoon go a long way towards making me love or cherish a book and I always look for a combination of those in books.
Oh and one small (or big) thing, I found and run a website called Fictasian, a website that promotes and supports Asian literature. It’s my pet project and if you have the chance to check out the masterlist I’ve made (also a hobby Alexis and I have in common), that would be awesome! As an Asian reader, I’ve found frustrations in the way promoting Asian literature lumps regions as similar or together without taking into account the nuances of different cultures so I hope my website helps readers, Asian readers especially, find books that do represent their culture or read about Asian cultures as well as recognizing the richness of the different cultures.
It was nice to meet everyone and I’m usually on twitter 24/7 and also find me on goodreads as well as instagram. I look forward to posting on here and stay tuned~ for exciting things from the both of us on here.