I’m 24. Life is pretty boring sometimes, so books are my adventureland as well as my escape from reality when it sucks.
I love tattoos and piercings!! I am currently sporting 5 tattoos (although I want more) and 12 piercings. Most of those piercings are in my ears and I have size 0 gauges. I love body jewelry. Hair dye, too – my hair has been just about every color imaginable besides blue, green, and hot pink. Yes; orange, purple and bright red are included.
I love football! I’m a die hard Ohio State fan! My NFL teams are the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys (don’t judge me). Badminton is the only other sport I care about (to play, not to watch). If that can even be counted as a sport >.>
I have the best parents anyone could ever ask for, they mean the world to me! I really don’t know what I’d do without them. My extended (furry) family includes 5 cats and a dog.
How long have you been blogging? What made you want to start a book blog?
What do you do when you’re not blogging or reading?
What is your favorite part about blogging? Least favorite?
Least is probably the drama that arises on occasion. I don’t want to have to worry about getting attacked by an author for writing a negative review. Everyone has their own opinion!!
Where did you come up with the name for your blog?
Do you have any specific book bloggers that inspire you?
Giselle @ Xpresso Reads is another big one for me. She has such a beautiful and fabulous blog, and she’s one of the nicest bloggers I’ve ever talked to. She’s extremely helpful if you have any questions and makes an effort to visit other blogs too (and smaller blogs). She has such great posts and features and she’s been extremely successful in the year that she’s been blogging.
What do you look for in a blog when following? What are your pet peeves?
Pet peeves (brace yourself, there’s a lot): CAPTCHA. This is my biggest. If it takes me 3 tries to leave a comment, I’m very likely to give up and never try again in the future.
Too many memes. If all I see is memes every day with only one or two other posts, I probably won’t bother following. I want to read book reviews!
Bad choice of color scheme. If I feel like my eyeballs are going to bleed from trying to decipher the text, I won’t want to come back.
Bad grammar. I’m a grammar Nazi. One or two typos is one thing, but if the reviewer can’t spell, their opinion doesn’t hold much weight for me.
Short reviews. If I take the time to visit a blog for a review, I want to know exactly what that person thought of the book. Good and bad. And I hate when they outline the plot of the book. If I want to read a synopsis, I’ll go to Goodreads. I don’t care what the book is about, I want to know what you thought of it! I also hate when it just says ‘I liked this book’ or ‘I didn’t like this book’ and doesn’t give reasons backing why.
What’s your favorite book(s)?
To see the list of all my 5 star favorites, click HERE.
What is the biggest turn off for you when you’re reading a book?
Love triangles. What the hell happened to good ole’ one-on-one romance? I’m tired of skanky characters waffling back and forth between two ‘sexy’ guys.
Flat characters. If I can’t connect to the characters it’s a major mood killer for me. The story better be damn good to keep me interested.
Weak/whiny females. I hate it when a lead female complains and cries the whole time. I like a lead female that can stand up for what she believes in! I’m not saying they have to be 100% kick ass. It’s okay to have flaws. And it’s okay to cry if the situation warrants it. But over complaining will make me not want to even bother finishing the book. Or if they’re dependent on a guy, I can’t stand that either.
What first draws you to a book to make you want to read it?
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Name a random fact about yourself.
Another random fact, I went skydiving for my 21st birthday. GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.
Do you have a job? If so, what do you do?
What did you want to be when you were little? Has that changed?
Besides kittens, Orcas. They are SO beautiful and majestic!
Favorite TV show?
ONCE UPON A TIME. Seriously, I never watch TV. Ever. On the rare occasion I do, it’s because my parents are watching something and I’m sitting in the living room with them (reading or blogging). For me to actually commit to a show on a weekly basis – and look forward to it – is HUGE.
I did really enjoy Dexter and Lost Girl, but never finished watching them due to lack of commitment. Invasion is fabulous, too, I have the box set of the whole season. But it doesn’t air anymore and they never made a second season. :(
I have an ENORMOUS list of faves. If I had to pick just one, it’d probably be Fifth Element.
Other faves include all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, all the Jurassic Park movies, Tangled, Liar Liar, How to Train Your Dragon, Lion King (the second one too), and Beauty and the Beast.
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I loved finding out all that stuff about you. I’m going to check out the Fever series — I’ve never heard of it before but now I’m excited to find out more!
Great interview with yourself! You are a cool person.
Now, I gotta go, and make a review index on my blog, with all the reviews i have posted, i don’t wanna lose you as a follower. lol
Thanks for the giveaway :)
Happy one year!
LOVE Adam Black :) He’s one of my favorites too. And the furrbabies are all adorable!
Love your little interview of yourself! Grammar Nazi! That sounds a lot like me :D YOU WENT SKYDIVING?!?!? You crazy woman! That’s awesome. And basically all your book turn offs are mine, too. Can’t stand instalove and all that nastiness.
Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say happy blogiversary!
Millie @ Millie D’s Words
Jessi. I. Heart. You. Way to go! You’re totally rocking it! I loved read about you! ORCA TRAINER?! Holy Poseidon girly that’s epic! lol! I’d never be one but that’s probably one of the coolest jobs out there. CAPTCHA. Yes. Ugh. And YAY for Rant Reviews. I love them. Love yours! *Huggles*
XOXO Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire
Reading your description about feet on the carpet gave me the kind of chills you get when something just creeps you out…ugh…it’s like when dry feet stick to socks! So gross!
This looks great! I also can’t stand whiny female characters:p
I’m so jealous that you’ve been skydiving! I want to do that someday!
I completely agree on the flat and whiny characters. It is really frustrating when the main protagonist is not proactive and instead just reacts to the situation and then moans about it.
Beauty and the beast <3 I start to like you even more now :p All your pet peeves: exactly what I hate too!
I completely agree about what draws me to a book first, it’s beautiful cover art and then the synopsis is the real selling point that gets me to hand over the money.And all your turn -offs are the same as mine though I do have the problem sometimes that even if I don’t like I book it must be finished and if it’s a series I might just continue to read it just to see how it ends. :)