Since then my love of reading and writing has continued to grow. I’ve matured in reading, enjoying the YA genre with all my heart, and beginning to gain more of a love for classic literature both old and new. This love has also encouraged me in my writing to the point of finishing and improving my novels and story skills.
Besides this obsession with the written word, I have a strong passion for music. As a 21st century teenager, I love current pop music, but I’ve also gained a somewhat nerdy love for Classical style ballads, Oldies and musicals. Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Sara Brightman are some of my favorites just to name a few. Les Miserables, Wicked, and Aida are musicals that will always be a favorite of mine. I love to sing and am currently in three choirs. I play the piano and have for about 7-8 years, and am now teaching beginning piano to my 5 students. I also have a passion for theater and have participated in multiple musical productions.
I love the color lime green, eating chocolate, and playing card games (namely Snurts and Phase 10). I competed for three years in the Frist Lego League NXT competitions when I was in Jr High. I love to make people laugh, and to laugh myself. I’m a bid advocate for grilled cheese sandwiches, or anything with cheese really. Ever since I was little I wanted to drive, and now I finally get too. I was so meant to drive.
I’m a Junior in High School, and I’ve been homeschooled since first grade. Despite some popular beliefs I am not a shut in. I am a very much an extrovert who goes crazy without non-family social interaction for a few days. I’m very involved in church(I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), groups and with my friends. I’m the oldest of 8 children, all sisters, except for my one younger brother, with a 14 year age gap between me and my youngest sister. I live in the grand state of California, where I’ve lived practically all my life.
Being a book blogger has been one of the best experiences I’ve had. Through interactions with fellow writers, authors and publishers, has led me to one day pursue a career as a YA Editor in publishing. I would love to be a Disney Princess at Disneyland. (namely Rapunzel. *cough* Flynn*) I aspire to do the shuffle on the moon, and I aspire to inspire before I expire.
How Book Haven Came To Be
I first started blogging back in December of 2009. My very first blog (The Life Of A Bookworm) was a personal life blog read only by friends and family. I started it as a fun way to talk about the things I was doing in my life. Books were a pretty big part of it at the time. I had a lot of fun with that blog, even though my posts weren’t the best quality and my first vlogs were, to say the least..horrendous.
Fast forward two years to May of 2011 when after a few weeks of toying with the idea, Book Haven Extraordinaire was born. I loved books, and read all the time, so why not make a blog solely devoted to them? The blog didn’t grow much that year, just a few Goodreads reviews copied to blogger format, and whatnot. I was mainly involved in the Goodreads community forums and so forth at the time. I knew practically NOTHING about the world of book blogging.
My blog really started to improve when in January of 2012 I became more aware of the insane amount of book blogs around me. I started searching and looking up to some incredible blogs, and messing around with how I wanted mine to be. I went through so many designs and changes as my reviews got bigger and better, and my posts changed in nature and format. It was like the puberty stage of my blog.
By the end of 2012 I had a good grasp on blogging and I was so much more involved in the community. I actually had blogging friends that I talked with. I established myself and was starting to feel like more than a little itty bitty blog, which led into my confident roll into 2013, where I am now. I’ve grown in my blogging ventures, learning so much a bout writing and marketing and working with others. Soon I hope to take my blogging a step further and combine some of my mutual literary interests into a brand new blog. Probably my last. That’s my story!
Review Request Policy:I am NOT currently accepting review or blog spotlight/interview/tour requests. I’ve been back logged on review books for a while, and am limiting myself to already open connections and eARC sites. I love connecting with indie authors but am unable for open requests through email. Thank you for considering Book Haven though!
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