Hey, y’all! My name is Alexandra. You can call me Ally! I’m 22 years old, & was born & raised in a small town in Louisiana. My love of reading started my first year of high school. While other girls were buying clothes, jewelry, or shoes, I was buying books. My love for reading began growing even stronger as I entered my college years. I was the nerd in class earlier than everyone else so that I could have some time to read. My passion to read has since become my favorite hobby, which is why I’ve decided to start a blog that mostly focuses on book reviews.
I got married to the man of my dreams on May 25, 2013. My husband, Ben, & I have been together for about 4 years now. He’s the one to thank for funding my book addiction. We met several years ago at the party of a mutual friend. I wasn’t too sure about him at first, but he eventually grew on me ;). I could get all sappy about how much I love him, but this isn’t the place for that. If y’all are interested, I’ll do a separate post about our lives together!
We have 1 cat & 2 dogs. They’re basically our children. Our cat is a special case. Ben was riding his motorcycle one night, & accidentally hit a little furball. He stopped the bike, put her in his riding jacket, & rushed her to the local emergency vet clinic. He named her Hyabusa (named after his motorcycle. “Busa” for short), & she’s been with us ever since! We also have a husky named Mishka. She’s 2 years old, & is a definite source of amusement around here. She’s the newest member of our little family. & then there’s Gabbi. She’s our chihuahua. I had her long before Ben & I got together. She’s 6 years old, & has a very special place in my heart!
I decided to start this blog, because I know there re people out there like me. People who love books so much that they want to discuss them with other book lovers! I’m a pretty old-fashioned person, even when it comes to books. I keep things old school lol. I don’t have a kindle, a nook, or any of those other contraptions that are so popular these days. I go to the bookstore, browse, & purchase books. I love the smell of & the feel of an actual book in my hands. There’s just something special about it to me! My husband buys books on his iPad, & I always make jokes about him being a traitor to the written word lol. I understand the convenience of it, but I just can’t do it.
To give you an idea of what I’ll be blogging about, in case you haven’t already guessed –
I want to blog about the books I read. I want to share my thoughts on certain books, & read responses to those thoughts from you! I’d love to have discussions with y’all about the books we enjoy. I’d also love to have people leave suggestions on which books to read next! I’m also going to throw in other random posts on things that I enjoy. These posts will go from cooking, cosmetics, traveling, to day to day life. I hope you stick around so that we can have some great discussions together! Xoxo