About Me

Last updated on 27/12/2016





Hi! I'm Hannah, I'm the blogger behind Miss Daydreamer's Place and, as you've probably already worked out, that's me in the above photos. So what else can I tell you about myself? Well... I'm 28 years and I'm from Birmingham which is in the heart of England. I've lived there all my life apart from when I studied English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Manchester for three years and I now work as a Library Assistant. 

I've adored reading ever since I was an infant and the genres that I'm especially interested in are 19th and early 20th century classics, fantasy and sci-fi, mysteries, historical fiction, poetry, and the occasional contemporary novel. I write this blog purely for fun and because I want to record my thoughts on the various books that I read and to interact with other readers. I mainly write reviews on this blog but I also like to make lists (for example my Top Ten Tuesday posts) and to talk about my other interests from time to time.

Apart from reading I also enjoy baking, travelling, going to the theatre, watching films and TV shows, drinking tea, rainy days, putting on make-up, and general fangirling ;)

Just a few(!) of my favourite things:

Writers: Jane Austen, the Brontes, Edith Wharton, Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, and J.K. Rowling.

Films: The Fall, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Brooklyn, Gladiator, The Shawshank Redemption, Inception, Hugo, Sense and Sensibility, Les Miserables (2012), and quite a lot of Disney films. 

TV Shows: Avatar, Stranger Things, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Merlin, Firefly, Pushing Daisies, and quite a lot of standalone period dramas (North and South 2004 being my number one favourite).

Musicals: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera (both the Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Yeston and Kopit versions), The Color Purple, Elisabeth, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Oliver, and The Lord of the Rings.

Web Series: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Nothing Much To Do, From Mansfield with Love, and Elinor and Marianne Take Barton.

And finally some other bits of info that you might find interesting:
  • I'm a non-denominational Christian. This isn't a "preachy" blog though in case you're wondering. I might talk about my beliefs from time to time but this is really a blog that just so happens to be written by a Christian rather than a Christian blog.
  • I'm an INFJ and an Enneagram 9w1 if you're interested in that sort of thing. 
  • I'm an oldest child as I have a brother who's three years younger than me. 
  • And I think that's pretty much it...

13 comments:

samara said...

Hannah,

I saw the lovely comment you left on my blog [Wait + Hope] and just had to check out your blog.
I love it!! Yes, we really do have similar interests :) and, it seems, similar in the way we can pick up something, love it passionately, and want to tell EVERYONE!! :D
I'd love to chat more about these wonderful things and learn about you! Feel free to shoot me an email at samara.surface@gmail.com

Pleased to make your (virtual) acquaintance,
Samara

Hannah said...

Aw! And thank you! I'll be sure to shoot you an email :)

Evie Brandon said...

Wow! I read your updated page and it seams we have SO much in common! If you are up for a bit of email corespondence please do send me an email XD. My email is eviescott98@gmail.com.

Manette said...

Great update on your About Me :) I didn't get my introduction page right on the first go either. I find it a tiny bit problematic to define the line between informative and interesting versus giving up too much personal details to the whole internet. But you've made yours really nicely!

From all the many comments we've been throwing to each other on our blogs it was already apparent that we have a lot of common tastes and interests. That was a lovely little detail about the famous Brummies, I never came across that information! Those are some really great people to share a home city with!

I also think you "handle" your Christian views very nicely on your blog. Being myself an agnostic/atheist I've never found your expressions on your beliefs anywhere near preachy. I find people's religious/non-religious beliefs one of the most interesting aspects of human personality!

Marianne said...

Ha ha - now you have me wondering if my About Page is drivel or tedious. :P I'm an INFP, like Anne Shirley, & I also love Jane Austen. :)

Hannah said...

Ha ha! No, I took a look and I enjoyed it! You're an INFP? Yay! I love INFPs! If I could choose to be any other MBTI type apart from my own that's the one I'd go for. Yes, I've heard that Anne Shirley is an INFP although I haven't actually read 'Anne of Green Gables' (oh, the shame!) Other fictional INFPs are Jane Eyre, Lucy Pevensie, Luke Skywalker, Scout Finch, Luna Lovegood, Jane Bennet and Sybil Crawley.

Marianne said...

Oh, thank you! I just added those fictional names to my page. Sybil is my favorite Crawley, of course. :) Yes, we are similar I guess as INFP & INFJ. I just never can settle down and make a decision. :P ;)

Hannah said...

You're welcome! Sybil was my favourite Crawley too followed by Matthew. I wonder what his MBTI type is... *looks it up* INFP too!

All of the NF types (INFJ, INFP, ENFJ and ENFP) are supposed to be very similar. Almost all of my favourite characters seem to be NFs! :)

Marianne said...

Mine too! I am guessing Mary Crawley is an INTJ. I find them perplexing. :) (Which I can say, because my sister is one. Talking to an INTJ is like talking to a wall.) :P

Lynn(e) said...

Wow! Just discovered your blog while doing some searching for A Room with a View by EM Forster. I mod a book club and we only read books not later published than 1920. We have read quite a few of the books you have reviewed. We just finished David Copperfield. The name of our book club is The Becomimg Jane Austen book Club so you can probably guess who like. LOL! It was great to get your take on so many of the books we have read. I will def bookmark your site!

Lynne
(ENFP)

Hannah said...

Lynn(e) - Wow, thank you so much! :) I love David Copperfield. It was the first Dickens novel I read and it's probably still my favourite. A Tale of Two Cities isn't far behind though so I'd recommend that if you haven't already read it.

ENFPs are awesome! :)

Charlotte said...

I just stumbled upon your dream casting board on pinterest. I'm sitting here watching Persuasion and bemoaning the fact that they didn't take your advice and cast Claire Foy instead of Sally Hawkins. That and some Georgette Heyer films would be wonderful! From the look of your other boards we have loads of interests in common. Happy reading!

Hannah said...

Aw, thank you so much! You probably noticed that I'm following you back on Pinterest now :) I noticed that you're from Seattle as well! I've got a good friend who's from there.

I'm desperately hoping that 'Persuasion' will get re-adapted by the BBC in 2018 (since that will be the book's 200th anniversary) and that at least *some* of the actors that I've dream casted will end up in it, because none of the current adaptations of the book have been entirely satisfactory imo. And yes, some Georgette Heyer adaptations would be absolutely wonderful!