I'm 28 years old and I live in Hawaii. I graduated with my Masters degree in Library and Information Science in 2013 and my Bachelors degree in elementary education in 2009. I am currently working as a second grade teacher.
My absolute favorite books to read are fun, swoony YA contemps (the likes of My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins) and contemporary romance novels (like books by Julie James and Jill Shalvis).
When I'm not reading, I'm binge watching shows on Netflix or Hulu.
My name is Leslie and I'm 19 years old. I'm currently at university. My favorite genre to read is YA.
Three non-bookish things about me: I am part of my church's choir; I am double majoring in Accounting and English; and one of my favorite shows is Outlander.
Why is the url "booksandmakeup"?
I [Michelle] started blogging on September 2009. I just graduated college that May and was job hunting with very little luck. I began my blog to keep my mind off the fact that none of the places that I interviewed at were calling. That was also around the time I discovered how-to makeup videos on YouTube. I started blogging with an intention to review beauty products and books, hence our url is "booksandmakeup." But reviewing beauty products wasn't as fun as reviewing books, so the whole makeup idea was dropped. Then, a month later I got my then 13-year-old sister Leslie to review a young adult book she was reading because I wasn't reading as much (I found a job!). I somehow talked Leslie into becoming my official blog partner and that's how we became Michelle and Leslie's Book Picks.
What can you expect on Undeniably Book Nerdy?
LOTS of book-related posts: book reviews, author interviews/guest posts, book excerpts, book lists and recommendations, giveaways, books we covet, new additions to our bookshelves, raves and rants, and some personal life updates here and there.
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Our blog was quoted in The Duke's Perfect Wife (4/2012) and The Seduction of Elliot McBride (12/2012) by Jennifer Ashley. Cool beans!