Who Am I, Really?


I realised, some time ago, that I don’t talk that much about myself. I mean, sure, I do give my opinion on plenty of subjects throughout my reviews, but I don’t share much personal information with you at all. Or do many random slice of life posts. At all. And my About Me page isn’t very detailed.

I feel like you don’t know me. And I think you feel like you don’t know me too… Could it be?

So I decided to change that and tell you a little about myself. I am aware that I should have done this when I first created this blog, but better late than ever, no?

Name: My real name is actually Monica, but I decided to go by Lola because that’s how I first called myself when I created my Goodreads account back in 2012 (wasn’t comfortable divulging my real name) so I just kept it since then. I feel like having a ‘‘nickname’’ actually bonds me to the imaginary world of books even more, as strange as it may sound.

Age: 17 going on 18!

Birthday: June 23rd (This year, it coincides with prom.)

Facts:

– I live in Canada!
– I’m a ‘‘finissant’’ (Senior, I think?) in high school!
– I attend a French high school.
– English is my favorite language.
– I am Romanian and speak Romanian as well as French (naturally), English (duh) and a little bit of Spanish.
– I live with my mom and brother, Bogdan.
– I used to have a dog (Shih Tzu) but, when we moved out from our house, we had to give him to another family. I loved him so much. His name was Paco.
– I had a hamster named Ken once… and I fed him dog food and he died 😦 I was young…
– I started reading at 11 years old! I got my love of reading from my mom.
– I’m not very sportive at all, but I love watching and used to do gymnastics but now I mostly stick to rollerblading (started at 5 years old – I’m a pro, hééé).

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– I love M/M romance, yaoi, LGBT!

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– I don’t know what I want to become later in life, but I was accepted in a Languages profile at a CEGEP and contemplate becoming a librarian, oral translator, working in International Affairs or in a publishing company.
– Sometimes I spend hours searching for cool gifs/pictures.

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– Although manga is one of my favorite genres, I can’t find it to enjoy watching anime. I get so bored. The only one I succeeded to watching 100+ episodes of is Fairy Tail but I quitted watching it too… But that’s okay since, for me, manga is enough. But I love anime gifs!
– I LOVE blogging and reviewing and interacting with you, guys!

That’s it for now, but I hope you feel like I am less of a stranger to you now. 🙂

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26 thoughts on “Who Am I, Really?

  1. Hey there Monica! Heee. Wow, so I am older than you? :O I’m turning 20 this year and… I don’t really want to talk about that. Haha. XD It must be really amazing to have a mom who loves books! Basically, I’m the only bookworm in our family and it’s just sad. Lol

    I think you’re a really sweet person. Thanks for sharing this information to us. 🙂

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  2. I love the name Lola, so good choice 😛 Good idea getting out of gym! My brother does it, and they do around 16 hours a week. Even the 8 year old. You dodged a bullet there 🙂 Having prom on your birthday would be so cool!!! Actually, just prom in general would be awesome. If you don’t bring a date, force all your friends to go alone too, so you can party the night away with them 🙂

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  3. Forget about being a librarian, it doesn’t pay off, lol ! Except if you really want to, of course. The shopkeeper beside the library used to have a Shih-tzu, and that cute little Shih-tzu used to pee every morning on the library door ! My coworker henced call him “ch… d’ssus”, as you can imagine 😉 My name isn’t Iza either (it’s Isabelle, close enough), but even in real life, people call me Iza now – don’t you think it’s great to be able to choose your own name ? It’s good to know you a little better, Lola !

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  4. Uhm, do you know that Lola means grandmother here at Philippines? Haha. I just feel like sharing. Anyway, Lola and Monica are both lovely names. 🙂 This is such a great post! I’m so jealous you know a lot of languages (hmmm maybe I should start to learn) and wow I’m older than you!!!! 😀 I’m pleased to meet you Lola/Monica ❤

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  5. Ha – I don’t talk about myself much either but I love hearing about other people so I guess only fair to say something about myself now and then. I had no idea you were so young! And having prom on your birthday could be kind of fun — hope it is!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  6. YOU ADORABLE THING. I know what you mean about the nickname thing. My real name is Jennifer but I go by Jae in the book community (it’s not too far off though hehe). Love this post! I’m sometimes the opposite when it comes to anime vs. manga though I think it’s because I started off watching anime wayyy before I started reading. I am amazed at how many languages you know wow. You’re turning 18 this year! How exciting, you’ll officially be an “adult” haha 😉 Thanks for sharing this with us, Lola ❤ I'm so use to calling you Lola now but Monica is also a pretty name!

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  7. Hey – we share a birthday! We’re twins (except I am a fair bit older lol). 😉 I tend to not share a lot about myself on my blog either but I have started doing more personal posts. Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. 🙂

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  8. Ah, you’re so young, I envy you! I’m turning 21 this year. Lol you’re Romanian, I don’t know why, but I always thought that you were Mexican, haha. I’m the same as you I love manga, but anime really bores me. They don’t live up to the paper version. You should have done that post eons ago it was nice knowing more about you!

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  9. Is it weird that today I was just thinking about who you were, AND NOW I KNOW. WHOOP. I’m surprised, like really surprised. First off, you speak French! Are you living around Montreal? Somewhere in Quebec? Or just in Canada. Wow I could understand you. Wow. Ok but not the Romanian part or Spanish. Moving on. YAY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. YA M/M. YA MANGA. I love this post! I’ll just keep calling you Lola for now unless you want it differently 🙂

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing, Lola! I used to use a pseudonym on Goodreads, but after a while I just stuck to my real name. 🙂 HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE ANIME?! Anime is freaking awesome. Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve watched anime myself (life keeps me busy), but there are lots of unique stories and characters who you can really get attached to. 😉

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  11. Hi Lola! I love both names too 😉 and I used to have a bf who had the same name as your brother, a long time ago 🙂 I love languages too, I speak English, Spanish, French and Russian (my native), I reckon French is my favourite though! Kate x

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  12. So good to meet you, ahaha! I loved this post and you really are a multi lingual person! I love languages myself and can learn them if I bother… I just am rubbish at grammar in foreign languages for some reason…

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  13. This was a great post! Wow, you speak so many languages, I’m so envious of you! And *gasp* your real name’s Monica! Hehe, pretty cool that you have a nickname for the blogging community, but your real name’s really pretty too 🙂

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  14. Thanks for the follow! I’m quite the newbie to the book review game, hope you can find something you enjoy (even if I am reviewing children’s books!)

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