About the Bloggers
⋆ Alexis ⋆
I’m Alexandra, but my friends call me Alexis (my full first name is 15 letters long. Go figure). I have also been known to answer to “that-girl-who-loves-Hold-Me-by-Courtney-Milan”. I’m a 19 year old currently attending college in Southern California as an Astrophysics Major.
Despite being a heathen STEM Major, I love reading. That wasn’t always the case. In fact, I hated reading up until I read Twilight in 5th grade. At the time, I didn’t know how to control my ADHD which meant I couldn’t be bothered to sit down and stare at a page. Without the power of Meyer’s sparkly vampires, I would have never got into reading. It was the first book I willingly read, and taught me that reading could be fun. My reading tastes have changed a lot since then,
Maybe not too much. I still love vampires and romance, but I will always be grateful to Twilight for truly changing my life.
My favorite Tropes are: Generation Xerox, Estranged Spouses, Second Chance Romance, Dead Parent Het, In Spite of a Nail, and anything to do with Fate vs. Free Will.
If I was a fictional character, I would probably be Emma Woodhouse.
⋆ Eri ⋆
I’m Eri (pronounced like the word airy), and yes that is not a nickname lol I’m just blessed with a short first name that’s a conundrum to spell and pronounce for most. I am a current English Major student attending school in the Midwest, but I’m originally from Southern California.
I read a voracious amount of books despite some
sage advice about not reading recreational books when you also have to read a million books for class. I fell into a love for reading around second grade when the wonderful garish neon yellow spines of Nancy Drew spoke to me. I basically ruined my eyesight because of reading, hence those lovely purple frames in the photo, but I don’t regret it one bit. I love and adore Romance books and will mostly only read YA that promises a good romance bc we all need an escape from tedious pretentious classics written by dead white men every once in a while.
My favorite tropes are: childhood best friends/nemeses falling in love, fake dating with spies/thieves, i would let the world burn for you, telepathic connections, and mythological parallels. (I wish I could label the tropes better but I have very specific tastes and I could also be doing this completely wrong)
If I were a fictional character I would be someone I wouldn’t dare mention here.