Saturday, May 25, 2013

Welcome Team Bookish!

A little over a week ago I have posted an add here, on Bookish, that I am looking to partner up with some awesome reviewers and book enthusiasts out there to make the blog even more interesting and engaging. The response I received was beyond amazing. I was blown away by the number of emails that poured into my mailbox (THANK YOU so much to everyone who got in touch!). After looking at all the applications, reading through hundreds of reviews, etc, I have chosen 7 people who will from now be contributing to Bookish. Some will be reviewing more often than others, some might even become permanent blog partners.. We'll see how it goes! Expect to see lots and lots of awesomeness, for these are the best of the best that applied! :) 

Without further ado, I introduce you to TEAM BOOKISH! 

My name is Sara and I am a single mother from Southern California. I am a huge fan of Young Adult books and love anything with a love story. I am a cupcake lover and Disneyland addict. I am also Eiffel Tower obsessed. I am a booknerd. Reading is like breathing. I can't survive without it. I am so excited to be a part of Team Bookish.

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I'm Tiffany and I am a bookaholic... I know this isn't that kind of a meeting but it's talk about me time so I thought we would start there! I have been reading for as long as I can remember and blogging for over a year now. I run Escaping... One Book @ a Time but when I saw Evie (who is the best btw) wanted reviewers on her blog I just couldn't pass that up!! I'm excited to be a part of such an awesome team and to be a part of Bookish!! The reviews you see from me will be a bit of everything and am darn happy about that. I would like to tell you that I stick to one kind of book but I don't, I am diverse when it comes to my reading tastes. Well that should just about do it. Nice meeting you all and I look forward to seeing you around the blog!!


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I'm a native Ohioan who would live in Cinderella Castle if it were possible. I kid you not.

I wasn't always an avid reader. It all began when my grandfather bought me Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for Christmas. I know, Harry Potter got me reading, how cliche - but it's true.

I'm not a genre snob, though fantasy/paranormal are my favorite; however, when it really comes down to the nitty-gritty, it’s the story synopsis that has to hook me, not the genre of writing.

I've been writing reviews since October 2012 and I love it. My reviews are honest, unbiased, and fair – I will never slate the author personally or give a totally negative review. Writing is hard, I know. At the same time, I have a huge sense of humor, which occasionally tends to lean on the side of sarcastic, and bleeds into my reviews. I'm not writing for the New York Times, no reason I can't entertain myself and you at the same time.

I am currently running my own blog, Beauty but a Funny Girl. Feel free to click on over there to read some of my older reviews and poke around. You can also find me on Twitter and Goodreads.

When I'm not reading or writing, I enjoy working out and practice a mix of cardio, strength training, and yoga/pilates. I am also a lover of Broadway productions and anything Disney. And thanks to the English teacher in me I also do things like listen to music; hang out with Shakespeare; act out heated arguments, conspiracies, and romances; solve mysteries; debate; convince; question; inspire; ignite and E X P L O D E.

~ Andrea @ Beauty but a Funny Girl

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My name is Stephanie Kaye and I come from the beautiful city of Chicago. I am an avid reader and an aspiring writer. I would absolutely LOVE to be a published author one day and I have so many ideas to write about but I'm always looking for more ideas. I just graduated College with a major in English and a minor in Writing. My boyfriend surprised me with the cutest puppy in the world! Her name is Sophie and she is a husky. I love her to death. When I am not reading or writing I will probably be at the bar shooting some darts and watching my favorite teams (Blackhawks, Bears, and White Sox) with a beer in my hand. My top 3 favorite books are: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. They're classics and for good reason. I think that everyone should read them at least once in their lifetime. I read anything YA or NA and as long as it appeals to me. My genre taste is very eclectic but my heart will always love the paranormal genre. Especially vampires! But I love pretty much anything paranormal.I have a personal book blog called In Wonderland and I am also a part of a collaborative book blog called The Raven Readers. I have so much fun getting to know other bloggers and becoming friends, so don't hesitate to shoot me an email or a tweet, I'd love getting to know you too! I am so happy that Evie chose me to help out on her blog and I promise I won't let her down or you (her readers) down either! I promise to do the best that I can and I can only hope that you like me and my reviews as much as Evie and her amazing self!

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Hey, y’all! My name’s Jessica. I’m 17, just finishing up my junior year of high school, and hopelessly addicted to book boys who make me swoon. I run my own blog over at Just a Booklover because I, um…yeah. I love books. All books.Including indie books.Which is why I’m here! I am so pumped to be the Indie Enthusiast. Seriously, enthusiasm is, like, my THING. Especially when books are involved. So, yay! 

This is the part where I kind of want to be like “Nancy Straight is fantastic!” or “PriyaKanaparti is my girl!” so that I can go on to tell all about the indie authors I adore/am friends with/ have spoken with/stalk via the interwebz. But then I’d no doubt forget somebody and feel bad. So instead, I’m going to do something totally different that has nothing at all to do with anything I just mentioned. 

Because I like randomness. It’s so much fun! 

I enjoy making tens lists. Notice: I say TENS lists. Not TOP TENS lists. Well, I like those, too. But that’s beside the point. Right now, I’m going to make a TEN (as in not Top Ten) list of random facts about me. Because I feel like that’ll be fun. These facts may or may not be book related. They’ll pretty much be whatever pops into my head right now, because as I said—randomness? Is so awesome. 

Okay? OKAY. 

1. I am Victoria Scott’s super fan. I also like to find random reasons to bring it up without sounding obnoxious on a regular basis. (If you don’t know who Victoria Scott is…well, then. GO HOME.) (I was totally kidding. Google her or something. She wrote this fantastic book called The Collector. The main character is a demon and he’s way hot.) 

2. The first book to ever make me cry (that I can remember, anyway) was The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I just remember reading the end—Johnny’s letter—and thinking about how Dally would never get to see that darn sunset. And then we had Johnny saying “Tell Dally, tell Dally” and I’m just like “BUT THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE, WHY WOULD YOU TORTURE ME LIKE THIS?!?!?!” So. Yeah. (Dally was my favorite character in that book, with Sodapop at a close second. Just saying.) 

3. I never write anything outside of school without music playing. Seriously. Blog posts, English essays, you name it, I’m listening. Even right now. I am currently listening to The Killers. Taking a break from The Cup Song, which has become my newest music obsession, and not because of the cups. I just know all the words. So pretty. 

4. Ever since I read The Hunger Games trilogy, I have had a weird obsession with the word “always.” I scribble it randomly everywhere for no good reason. And THEN, Panic! atthe Disco decided to write a song that not only repeats the word about a GAGILLION times, but is also the title, too. So, yeah. That word is sticking with me. Always. Oh, Peeta. 

5. Whenever I listen to music (i.e. NOW), I always feel the need to sing along. And I do not have a particularly amazing singing voice. It’s not particularly terrible, either, though. But still. Yeah, I’m rocking Spaceman right now. Don’t judge. 

6. I have a tendency to whine about how I’m not a “people” person, but it is sooooo not true. I’m actually very good with people. And a majority of them aren’t that bad. I like to think of everyone as a friend until they give me a reason not to. 

7. I am the worst liar you will ever meet. I just can’t pull it off. I’m more about giving crafty answers that are truthful than plain lies. Which is good, because I hate lying. Then again, who doesn’t? 

8. There’s a book character named after me in Nancy Straight’s TOUCHED series. My character doesn’t come in until book 3—Centaur Rivalry—but she’s still there. And that officially makes the Daniel in that series MINE. Which I lovelovelove. 

9. I say I love tens lists, but then I go to make them and I always want to say way more than ten things. Wah. Then I have to pick and choose the randomness to unleash on you all. Almost takes away from the experience, if you ask me. (Then again, if you had a choice, you probably wouldn’t. Ask me, that is.) 

10. I tend to spaz. Like back with the Outsiders thing. When I’m reading, I respond. Goodness, you should have seen me reading The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. It’s my favorite book EVER now, but let me tell you, that book? It made me crrrrrry. Still does, when I read the ending. Don’t get me wrong, though. The book is amazing and you should read it (hence, my favorite book EVER). I also tend to laugh a lot. And giggle. And, in the right company, talk my face off. Mhm. Yeah. Go, me! 

There are at least five more things floating around in my head for that list, but I said I’d make it a TEN list and gosh darn it, I am keeping my word! 

Plus, I’m lazy. Sad, but true. 

So, that’s it. You learned at least ten random things about me right now. I believe that is progress. 

Oh, and books. I feel like I should say this—if it makes me swoon, I want to read it. Okay? Okay. 

We’re going to have fun, y’all. I can feel it already. ;) 


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Hello book lovers! I’m Emily and I’m a new reviewer here. I’m a teenaged homeschooler, and I’ve always had a passion for books ever since I read the Harry Potter series. My mom read my brothers and I the first three books, but then said that if I wanted to know what happens in the rest of the books, I would have to read them by myself, because they would be too scary for my brothers. So I read the books. That was over 8 years ago. Harry Potter got me started on reading, and I haven’t stopped since. I’ve read books most of my life, but I’ve only been reviewing them for about a year and a half. Reviewing books makes you look at them a whole different way because you have to pay attention and look for certain qualities. It’s a challenge to put into writing all your thoughts but, in the end, it pays off.

Okay, enough about books. About me. Like I said, I’m Emily. I have many passions, one of them being soccer. I have played soccer for about 5 years (I play attacking center mid for you soccer players out there). I also enjoy running (actually, that’s a lie – partly. I run to get in shape for soccer) and watching movies. I’m obsessed with Marvel movies (for some reason superheroes are just really interesting to watch ;P ) and the Hunger Games. When I’m not reading I’m either on my phone, practicing for soccer, or watching a movie.

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I am a full time accountant but my true passion in life is reading and writing. I review books for several different book blog tours and I'm also the co-owner of a website I am very proud of called Life Love and Music.I can usually be found reading into the wee hours of the morning even when I am supposed to be up in a few hours for work. I enjoy all different genres of books but I will always look at Chick lit first.

Welcome to Bookish girls! :) 
I am super excited about working with you all :) I'm sure we'll have plenty of fun! 

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