"False face must hide what the false heart doth know." - Macbeth. Don't lose your head.... You're about to enter a world of shadows. Aaaaand occasionally - cupcakes. Gaaah! I always hate doing these things because I hate talking about myself! But I guess there are some things you should probably know about me. I am Irish. We're not all alcoholics.... I can't deny that I am on occasion, but that isn't the point! We're actually quite a smart bunch of peoples. I'm not a very good writer anymore, but I used to be, and hope to be again. I'm doing my Leaving Cert. this year (which is the Irish equivalent to A-Levels), and next year I hope to go to university to do English and Film Studies. I'd love to some day get into publishing, journalism, screenplay, or something else to do with film and media. Don't ask me what kind of music I'm into, because my answer will always be; "ALL kinds"! Seriously, try me. My favourite book of all time is Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was the first classic novel I ever worked through, and I found it to be completely amazing. Also on my list of "Will-Read-Again"s is The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. This series BLEW my mind, seriously.Oh, and not forgetting the great Alan Gibbons' Caught In The Crossfire. Beautiful piece of social realism; I highly recommend it. I have actually read and finished readng J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, and found it to be quite challenging up until about three quarters of the way in! Is it just me or is she trying extremely hard to distance herself from fantasy, and bordering on O.T.T. realism? Martin Reed's My Disjointed Life is the last book I've read on my Kindle. Very Americanised, but very inspirational, I have to say! One of the most emotional stories I've experienced in a while to be honest. My favourite places in the world are Paris and Rome. I visited Paris in 2011 with a group of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, and the footsteps we made there will remain in my heart forever. This summer, not long after the passing of someone very special to me, I visited Rome with my family; not only was it physically a break from everything happening at home, I found the city to be so deeply cultural and pleasing to the soul. I would never pass up a chance to return to either of these cities. Ever. I'd love to visit Greece and India some day. And most vital of all; everything I do, I do for the most beautiful and inspirational woman who ever lived - my mother. Even just getting out of bed every day. Because I know she wants me to, and I'd do absolutely anything if I thought she'd have wanted me to. "Don't look for the flaws as you go through life, and even when you find them It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind and look for the virtues behind them."