I go by many names:  Jeannette, Jen, J, Mommy-Mom-Mama or some derivation of Mother, Super (there's a story there, but you're never gonna hear it from me, though it does make me smile just thinking about it), and lastly, Starry-Eyed Jen. 

That last one is because I'm a dreamer...always have my head in the clouds.  Maybe it should be Cloudy-headed Jen, then, huh?  But that doesn't sound as nice.

I'd like to say I'm a free-spirit and that I like to see where the day takes me.  But the truth is, I'm a control-freak with some serious issues.  I love to plan and keep things organized and have structure.  I'm currently organizing everything in my book-related world...you should see the lists and spreadsheets and calendars.  I'm proud of them, but others might call me obsessive.  A little bit....maybe.  But I run a tight ship and I never lose my keys.

Anyway, that controlling nature of mine is probably why I love reading so much.  It's an escape.  I don't get to control anything, and I like it.  That might also be why, when allowed, I can be a bit of an adrenaline-junkie, much to the chagrin of my husband.

Back to the escape-thing.  I read for pleasure and to be entertained -- and sometimes for educational purposes, but not as much as I probably should.  My purposes for reading coincide with my tv viewing purposes, which is why I don't like reality tv.  I like books and shows centered around ideas that are very unlikely in real-life:  supernatural beasties, magical powers, the end of the world as we know it...those kinds of things.  Even so, I'd still like to believe that anything is possible, realistic or not.

I am a dreamer, after all...

Hi! My name is April.

I like books. Of course I do! Why else would I be here? I'm kind of at a loss when writing these things. I feel the same way sometimes when I sit down to review books. So I just wing it. Up until now, I was reviewing on my own blog. I was drowning, because the truth is, I don't have the time or motivation to run a blog myself. I didn't want to quit blogging because I love it, so when Jen offered for me to join her, I couldn't pass it up. I'm so excited to be here.

I've been an avid reader since I was in my early tweens. Back then I would sneak adult books off my mothers shelf and hide in my room to read them. Now as an adult, I'm more drawn to YA. I do read some Adult and New Adult occasionally, but YA is what I like best.

I'm that girl in the office at work who doesn't go out to lunch. I pack my lunch just so that I can have extra reading time. I've visited so many exotic places while sitting in that desk chair, it's unreal. My evenings are spent snuggling my 5 year old, kindle in hand, while she watches her shows. Life doesn't get much better than that! Books are awesome!


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