JP. 26. Las Vegas, NV. Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Assistant Property Manager.
I read a lot of different types of books. Initially, I was caught up in the world of horror; my dad reads a lot of Stephen King, and the habit was passed down to me. Eventually I picked up other authors (Peter Benchley’s White Shark comes to mind; it’s been re-released under the title Creature to dispell confusion since it’s actually unrelated to Great Whites. I still have my copy of White Shark), and my reading experience grew from there. Along the way, I read a lot of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, as well as Ann M. Martin’s Baby-Sitter’s Club (I know, it doesn’t really fit in with the rest of what I was reading, but the first book was a gift and it grew from there). By the time I was in late elementary school, I was moving away from both series and moving on to young adult horror.
In high school, I took a break from reading horror in order to read more for my english classes. That doesn’t mean I didn’t get my share of horror; we read classic literature and contemporary novels and poetry, and had an entire unit focused around Poe my sophmore year. In college, I got so lost in getting my degree that I didn’t spend nearly enough time reading, except when required for classes. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t still buying and collecting books, however.
Now that I’ve graduated, I’ve gone back to reading what I want, when I want. My “to-read” list is enormous; enough so that I’ve broken it down by young adult and adult novels, and organized the list alphabetically. It’s incredibly frustrating, because by the time I’ve knocked a few off the list, several more have cropped up to take their places, and it’s a never-ending battle to whittle down the lists. That doesn’t mean, however, that it isn’t fun. I read a lot for fun, and some of it will never end up reviewed. And that’s okay. If I had time to review every book that came across my hypothetical desk, I’d never get any work done elsewhere.
Initially, when I started this blog I promised myself I wouldn’t review Stephen King or Jennifer Crusie novels. You can see how well that’s held up. But I have promised myself that I would be as honest as I can about everything, including saying whether I disliked a book or not. Yes, there are some SK books that I’ve downright hated (Dreamcatcher), but I read them anyway.
When I’m not reading and being a general recluse, I like to play video games (mostly RPG’s, though I have a severe love for both the Doom series and Wolfenstein, both by ID Software). I’m so into the Fable series by Lionhead Studios (among others), my boyfriend bought me the special Game of the Year edition of Fable II for our 2 year anniversary. I picked up Fable III from GameStop the day it came out, and beat it not too long after. The Assassin’s Creed series is up next on my list of games to beat.
As far as music goes, I listen to a lot of things. I’m partial to John Mayer and Kelly Clarkson, though I’ve been known to listen to Beethoven, Bach, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, and a few other bands, and almost everything in between. Currently, I’m wearing hypothetical holes in mp3s of OneRepublic and Breaking Benjamin, but that will probably change in a week or two.
On the Username
Demonsndrugs came from some song lyrics from Kelly Clarkson’s “Addicted”:
It’s like your a drug, it’s like you’re a demon I can’t face down
I took the words, mixed them up a little, and got demonsndrugs. It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s my username on Twitter, too, so look me up.
On the Blog Title
The blog title came from a play off the phrase, “Books from the attic”. It was donated to me by my friend Dave from I Can’t Let You Do That, Dave. I wanted something that would match my username, and he texted me with that. I liked it, the URL was available, so I went with it.
I also run a personal blog, called Stupid Rope. If you want to know what’s really on my mind, all the time, head over there.