Hi, everyone. Welcome to my blog!
My name is Geybie, as you might have guessed, and I am a passionate, full-time reader. To say that I love reading would probably be no surprise to everyone. So, what made me into it? I didn’t come from a book-loving family. In fact, I am the only reader in my family. I loved graphic books when I was a kid but didn’t remember who introduced me in the first place. It might have been the teachers in my intermediate school if I’m not mistaken.
When I was in junior high school, a friend of mine happened to be a book lover, which what made us best friends the entire six years before we went to different colleges and kind of lost contact. But I did remember that those years were my favorites ever growing up. I felt like meeting a soulmate who understood me and shared the same passion. Our love of graphic books then turned to novels (mostly mysteries, horrors, thrillers) over the years. I was then becoming more addicted to written stories and started to pay less attention to movies and other activities. Since novels were kind of rare and something my parents never supported me buying at the moment, I depended on my friend’s generosity, a.k.a borrowing her books.
In college, I didn’t have any budget for novels so I focused on textbooks and studying instead. I missed them but they were kind of forgotten. When I graduated, I didn’t have the same desire towards stories and novels the way I did before college, so I pursued other interests. However, I felt like nothing really resonated with me. It was as if something was missing but I didn’t know what. I then tried reading a bunch of self-help books and religion-related books which I enjoyed and still do.
It wasn’t until I discovered The Twilight series (the translated version) that I finally found out what had been missing and fell back in love with novels. However, this time, for the first time ever, it was ROMANCE. I read the series six times (yep, I counted) both in translated and English versions religiously and found myself unable to move on. I then started to search for new books to satisfy my new addiction. That was when I discovered Fifty Shades series and fell even MORE in love with the romance genre.
My journey brought me to Travis in Beautiful Disaster which was a book hero I was (still is) obsessed with. Since then, I was introduced to lots of book heroes and heroines. My book taste might have changed from clean to sexy, forbidden, push boundaries, defying odds romances, but my appreciation to the written word of all kinds are still the same if not bigger. The journey has been mind-blowing; the thing I would never forget. I’d found my guilty pleasure!
Aside from being a reader, I was also a fulltime curious learner. I was inspired by someone whose advice still lives in me, which is ‘never stop learning, and learn new things every year.’ I’ve tried learning several things over the years but the one I enjoy the most is ‘blogging.’
After following some favorite bloggers for a few years, I decided on a whim at the end of 2016 to create a book blog, which I did, with my husband’s help. The reason was, first, to have a journal to track my reading progress and share my thoughts on the books I read. It never crossed my mind that I would then meet a lot of book bloggers and create beautiful friendships with many and little did I know that the book blogging community would accept me with open hands and give me endless supports and love.
Blogging is arguably the most challenging hobby I’ve had yet the most rewarding since it brings me so much joy. Yes, this is extremely time and mind-consuming, and, yes, there has been the time that I thought I would not last one year, but I did it and am planning to do this forever. My goal is to help fellow romance lovers to find their next reads.
There are a few things that bring me happiness and one of which is to hear a reader says that he/she enjoys the book I recommend. Whenever I hear it, I think I’ve done my job as a book reviewer/blogger and I never take it for granted.
The romance sub-genres I promote here are Contemporary, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Adult, and New Adult.
I am also an honest reviewer, which you’ve probably witnessed through my reviews. I believe and honor honesty as well as maintain it. My reviews, though, are not the reflection of my personal opinions on the authors. It’s never personal. All you ever get here is nothing but HONEST opinions. I do not receive any payment from authors or publishers for any book reviews, features, and recommendations posted on this blog and will never do. I buy most of the books I read and choose to promote the ones I’ve read and loved.
My blog, though, has affiliate links which means when you buy books through the links, you help support this blog, at no extra cost to you, but, you are not required to buy books from my links whatsoever. Leaving some comments and letting me know that you love my recommendations is more than enough for me. I LOVE helping people find great books.
I hope this blog can help you find immense and continuous joy in reading, particularly romance novels. Thank you for visiting and taking your time to read this ‘life-long’ post. Have a wonderful day. 😁❤️