I’m Yvann, who likes reading and drinking tea, and multitasking, which is fortunate because it permits reading fuelled by tea!
I’m 24, working as an accountant with a Big 4 firm in London (and also part-time – very part-time – as a German-English translator). I studied physics at uni (Oxford) and am now studying modern languages (Open Uni). I had the good fortune to choose parents who love languages, so I grew up bilingual (in German) and with a smattering of other European languages (which is making the language degree easier). I used to play a lot of cricket, quite well actually, but now I don’t do that any more.
I am well-educated, but not well-read – and now I’m trying to fix that. I went on a classics binge before my wedding and lost heart when I got to Dickens, but I’m hoping to rectify that at some point. Now that I’ve discovered this blogging business, there are so many recommendations coming through every day that I’ll never catch up with them all, but I’ve already discovered a few good authors through reading review blogs.
I live in East London with my PhD-studying husband, who’s tall and skinny and Scottish and very very clever, and sadly without my cats, who live in Germany with my parents and little sister. I am actually Australian, but no one seems to believe me when I say that. Given my Irish first name and heritage, Croatian grandmother and German birth, that’s not really surprising, is it?