“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
I’m a lover of books, film, and television who loves to blog about her passions. I primarily read Young Adult, Fantasy, and New Adult, but also love historical fiction. I guess you can say I’m eclectic. I read obsessively, and never reach the end go my TBR pile, because I can’t seem to stop buying books. While I prefer ‘real’ books, I often read ebooks, because let’s face it, they’re easier to pack. Aside from my book reviews, you can see excerpts of television reviews I’ve written for TVAfter Dark, where I was an editor and contributor for the past three years.
I started the blog back in 2011 when I began writing articles for several different sites. This blog was originally a portfolio of my writing that I used to snag writing gigs. After I moved over to TVAfterDark full-time, covering such shows as Pretty Little Liars, The Blacklist, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Fallen Skies, Game of Thrones, DaVinci’s Demons, to name a few, I began writing reviews of books I had read to show that I could review different forms of media. I took a break from TVAD in August 2014 to return to graduate school to get my Master’s Degree, and recently began posting only book reviews. Finally, I decided to turn I Was Angelized_1st into a book blog in January 2015.
Since I do this for fun, and not profit, I do not post daily. Now that I focus only on this site, I post as fast as I read. I only read books. I do not listen to them via audiobooks. I honestly don’t have the concentration for that. Since life happens, that means I post about 2-3 reviews a week. I’ve also begun participating in memes, such as Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday, which means I can sometimes post anywhere from 2-5 times a week.
So take a look around, and in the meantime, keep reading!