About Me

Hello and welcome!

Hello, hello! My name is Bri, and I am a 22 year old native Floridian. I have loved books ever since I was a child, and that love has stayed with me as an adult. I mainly read Young Adult literature with the occasional Urban Fantasy or Romance read on the side. I have a bunch of favorite books and series, making it impossible for me to only choose one title as the favorite. Being an extreme wimp, I tend to shy away from anything remotely scary, which includes frightening ghost stories and zombies. (When I first read an R.L. Stine book in 2nd grade, I cried. I wish I was lying!) Hence, I love adorable, swooning romances, paranormal and fantastical reads, and gripping dystopian novels.

I recently graduated from Duke University after majoring in Environmental Science and Earth and Ocean Sciences and minoring in Japanese. I am a HUGE Duke Blue Devil fan, and I can get really intense come NCAA basketball season, especially if Duke is playing UNC. (Some people tend to avoid me during that time.) After graduation, I ended up getting a job as an English teacher in Japan, so I am currently teaching middle school and elementary school students how to use polite English words/sayings instead of the bad words they learn from movies. This experience in Japan has truly been enriching, and I will be taking back many stories! One of my personal favorites was when one of the 3rd graders at an elementary school asked me why Florida was shaped liked a boy's private parts. (I was unable to answer. ><)

Since coming to Japan, there were many instances where I would not have an English class, and with a lot of free time on my hands, I found myself reading more and more. I decided to try out reviewing and discovered that I really enjoyed it, so I started Storybook Escape in December 2011. I have fallen in love with blogging, and I love meeting fellow booklovers and fangirling over books (and book boys)! :D

In the off chance I am not reading/reviewing, I am usually:
  • poorly dancing to some KPOP or alternative rock tunes (favorites: Breaking Benjamin, Cold, SHINee, 2NE1, BIG BANG, B.A.P., DBSK)
  • mashing things up on my PS3 or PSP
  • watching classic Disney movies
  • working on my novel that never seems close to finished
  • studying Japanese and Korean
  • catching up on American shows (favorites: Bones and Criminal Minds)
  • travelling throughout Asia
  • taking care of these little guys

Other places to find me online:
If you have any further questions or would like to speak with me, you can email me at: storybookescape@gmail.com
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