About Me

photo credit: Jaymee/Ephy from Chasing James
If you have stumbled across this little blog of mine, welcome! Even though we’ve likely never met in real life, you’ll know at least two things about me by now. First, that my name is Alexa. And second, I really, really, really love books. I started Alexa Loves Books in 2011 as a personal record of what I’d read and how it made me feel. While I still talk about books in majority of the posts in this space, the blog has also naturally evolved to become a place where I can talk about all of the things I’m interested in and where I can share what I’ve been up to lately. I sincerely hope you stick around a while, and that you like what you see and come back for more! If you ever feel like reaching out, you can email me at alexalovesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com or find me on Twitter @alexalovesbooks.



LIVES IN: New York
BORN IN: Washington D.C.
GREW UP IN: Maryland, Virginia, Bacolod City, Metro Manila
BIRTHDAY: August 5
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: September 8
5 THINGS I ALWAYS HAVE WITH ME: iPhone, MetroCard, house keys, earphones, a book
FAVORITE COLORS: blue and pink
FAVORITE FOOD: cookies, donuts, french fries, grilled cheese sandwiches, pizzas, ice cream
FAVORITE DRINK: chai tea lattes, hot chocolate, cappucinos, green tea lattes, strawberry lemonade
FAVORITE SEASONS: summer and fall
FAVORITE SINGERS/BANDS: James Bay, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Maggie Rogers, Westlife, The Script
FAVORITE MOVIE GENRE: romantic comedies, musicals
FAVORITE TV SHOWS & ANIMES: Doctor Who, Avatar the Last Airbender, Fruits Basket, Naruto (+ Shippuden, Boruto), Yona of the Dawn, The Ancient Magus Bride, My Hero Academia




In case you wanted to find out more about me, I've linked to a couple of fun interviews and posts that I've done on other blogs below. (I actually have a full list of guest posts and features I've done elsewhere online if you feel like checking those out!)

A Daydreamer's Thoughts | Blogaversary Interview
A Daydreamer's Thoughts | Blogger Spotlight
Addicted 2 Novels | Better Know a Blogger
Blogger's Bookshelf | Being a Book Blogger
Books with Cass | A Chat/Interview with Alexa
Curiosity Quills | Book Blog Spotlight
First Loves | Alexa's First Love Story
Geeky Chiquitas | Interview
The Book Barbies | A Week of Romance Interview
The Vivacious Hobo | Things I Just Had To Know About Alexa From Alexa Loves Books




photo credit: Pat from Pat & Ian

In the past couple of months, my husband Macky has become an integral part of the blog! He's been sharing his own reviews fairly regularly (every Thursday and occasionally on weekends), which has been really great since we don't necessarily read all the same things. I'm so thrilled that he's now on board with this passion project of mine, and I hope you all look forward to seeing his reviews! (He and I also have teamed up to film our weekly YouTube videos for the channel together, which is pretty fun too.)

A quick rundown of our story - Macky and I met in 2005 when he was the director and I was the music stage manager for the newbie show of our university's musical theater organization, Ateneo Blue Repertory. We were friends first, but over the months, developed a relationship that went beyond that and officially got together a little after the show was run. We got married in September 2013, and he was finally able to join me in the good ol' USA in September 2014 and we've been happily living in New York ever since!

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    I'm Carmen Stefanescu from:

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    I signed to follow your blog. I'd be glad if you could honor mine, too.

    I live in Romania, better known as Dracula's country. I am a teacher of English and German in my own town and country.
    Best regards,
    Carmen

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  2. I'm always so happy to see a fellow Filipino on the blogosphere. Love your site!
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  3. Hello Alexa, my name is Rachell Morton. I am 13 years old. Recently I got awarded “best selling author” on Amazon.com. And I would like to share my book with all of you. It is called: “Margay Stuck on the Tree”. Please write a review and rate. I would really appreciate the feedback. It is for ages 4-6 and perfect for teaching young children how to face their fears. This is the first book of my Margay Life Lessons series. Would you please promote my upcoming series on your blog? Stay tuned for the next ones. :)

    And if it is inappropriate for me to post here, I am sorry about that.

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    1. hi Rachell that's amazing that youre only 13 but already a best sellinh author !! congratulations! would love it if you checked out my blog

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      :-)

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  4. Hi Alexa,
    It is always great to find another twenty-something that is a fellow book lover. I've enjoyed checking out your blog! It looks like a great place to discover new books for me and my high school students.

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  5. Your family is from Bacolod? That is awesome! I live in Bacolod :D

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

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  6. Hi Alexa! I've tagged you in the My Life In Books Tag https://alizashandel.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/my-life-in-books-tag/ If you've already done this tag or if you don't feel like it, feel free to skip it. Love your blog, and I especially love the fact your picture features the fourth Harry Potter book, which has always been my favorite.

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  7. Hello, I’ve nominated you for The Infinity Dreams Award! Here’s my post about it to get you started: http://pesem-ptic.blogspot.si/2015/11/the-infinity-dreams-award.html
    I hope you will have fun :D

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  9. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I absolutely love it!! It's such a cool little corner of the internet, and I will definitely be checking it out more often! My name is actually Alexa too, which is weird because I haven't heard of many other Alexa's. Random question, do people ever mess with you pretending your the Amazon Alexa? Because I get it ALL the time and it's so annoying hahaha! Anyways, I saw that you were recently in England, and that's so cool! I LOVE to travel more than anything! I'm actually going to be moving to a city just outside of London soon (I'm currently in the states), and it was amazing to read about your experience there.
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  12. Hi Alexa, my name is Sheila and I'm a children's book writer based in Binan City, Philippines. I came across your blog and I hope to share some of my stories with you soon. I had recently released the "Driftland series," a science fiction trilogy. I'd really appreciate some honest thoughts about it, since I think you might relate with the protagonist, Alunsinag, who is also an immigrant in the US. Let me know if you want to read them.
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