About Me

Hi friends! By now, you know that my name is Alexa, and that I’m the proud creator and blogger behind Alexa Loves Books. It looks like you’re interested in a learning a little more about me, so I’m ready to oblige you with a few tales and some fun facts too. Are you ready? 

I’m 26 years old, and I am currently a resident of New York. I was born in the US (making me an American citizen), and spent the first eight years of my life living in Maryland, then Virginia. Just before I turned 9, my parents decided to move the family back to the Philippines. I spent a big part of my life growing up there, surrounded by plenty of family in Bacolod and then going off to Manila to study at the Ateneo de Manila University. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, I spent a year working in the Philippines before my parents encouraged me to move back to the US to try and make a life for myself. And now, a few years later, I’ve happily carved out a little corner of New York just to call my own. 

I met my husband in 2005, when he was directing a musical revue that I was the music stage manager for. We bonded over a love of sweets and common values; months later, we were inseparable. We’ve been through our fair share of ups and downs through the years. But I know that Macky is the love of my life, and that he feels the same way about me – and so, in 2013, we were married amidst family and friends in my hometown of Bacolod. It took a while, but he finally was able to join me in the US in late 2014, and I look forward to all the adventures he and I will be having together. 

I’m passionate about a few things: organization, acts of kindness, writing, playing video games, traveling and experience life to the fullest. But this blog, in case you haven’t noticed yet, is dedicated to one of the greatest passions of my life: books

My parents are the reason I’m so obsessed with books and stories. My mother and father took turns reading to me while I was in the womb, keeping it up until I was old enough to read for myself. (Seriously, there is video evidence of this.) They’ve bought me books, taken me to bookstores, encouraged my writing – and it’s become a full-blown obsession now because they fanned and stoked the flames. 

I’ve always been an obsessive reader - greedy for the tales that transport me to new worlds, introduce new friends, challenge my perspective and make me feel deeply. Books are a part of my everyday – for entertainment, for experience, for education. Alexa Loves Books began in 2011 as a way for me to record what I’d read and how I felt about it. These days, the blog has transformed into something more: a safe space to share my opinions, concoct fun posts and even get a little more personal. I hope you stick around a while, and I hope you like what you see – and definitely come back for more! If you feel like chatting, definitely send me an email at alexalovesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com. 

In case you wanted to see some of the fun things that I have gotten to do on other blogs, check out the posts below:

1+1+1 = Alexa's Fairytale Favorites @ A Backwards Story
12 Days of Christmas: Day 8 @ The Book Bandit
5 Reasons You Should Read All Our Yesterdays @ Andi's ABCs
The ABCs with Alexa Loves Books @ Andi's ABCs
The ABCs with Alexa Loves Books (#2) @ Andi's ABCs
Across the Pond Blogoversary @ Winged Reviews
Alexa's First Love Story @ First Loves
Beauty & the Beast Recommendations @ The Book Barbies
Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Book Bloggers Alexa & Elena & a Giveaway @ Publishing Crawl
Being a Book Blogger @ Blogger's Bookshelf
Better Know a Blogger @ Addicted to Novels
The Blogger Behind the Book @ GReads!
Blogger Meet-up @ Chachic's Book Nook
Blogger Spotlight @ A Daydreamer's Thoughts 
Blogoversary Interview @ A Daydreamer's Thoughts
Book and a Beverage @ The Book Addict's Guide
Book Blog Spotlight @ Curiosity Quills
BookBags: Fairytale Retellings with Alexa @ Hello Chelly
BookBags: What's In My Bag @ Hello Chelly
Book People Talk Movies: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Can A Boy and A Girl Just Be Friends? @ Belle of the Literati
A Chat/Interview with Alexa @ Books with Cass
Christmas Around the Book World @ That Artsy Reader Girl
Consider this Classic: A Little Princess @ So Obsessed With


  1. Hi Alexa,
    I'm Carmen Stefanescu from:


    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,

  2. I'm always so happy to see a fellow Filipino on the blogosphere. Love your site!

  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.

    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



  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.


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

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

  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.

  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

  8. I am putting together a directory of active book blogs. If you don't want to be included, please let me know and I will take you off. On the other hand, if you would like to add any information about your blog, I'd be glad to add it, such as a button, genres, or review request availability. Here's the link to the page: http://booksthathook.com/directory/

  9. Hey, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!:)
    Here's my post :


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