the reader

If I could have anything in the world, no questions asked, I would want my own library. With shelves that reached to the far corners of the dark attic, each overflowing with a mountain of books and each book offering a new adventure. This has always been my dream.


Howdy. I commonly go by Tina Rae but I will also answer to Tina, Rae, Movie Girl and hey you with the face. So, really, just take your pick. I'm twenty-three and in my last semester of earning my bachelor's in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising. I currently design the Today Magazine (my school's semesterly mag) as well as all the ads for it. There are few things I love more than sitting in front of photoshop all day, fighting to make something look pretty. So, more than anything, I'd love to do something in design work when I finally get out of Dodge.


But those are probably all the boring details you can handle. Back to reading. I will read basically anything (I generally draw the line at most romances *shudder*) and I generally like everything I read. There are only been a handful of books that I literally despised and took forever and a day to finish. But usually, literarily (that's a word now) speaking, I'm pretty easy to please. I finish everything I start, even if it takes me years to get back to something, because you never know. By the end, it might be much better than at the start.


Because I usually like the things I read, I tend to give books pretty high ratings. And I have more favorites than I can count. So my reviews might not always be super helpful to other people, especially since I tend to like things that others don't. But, hey, my philosophy has always been to trust your own instincts, not the opinions of others. So if somethings interests me, I read it regardless of what others say. And I'd say it's served me pretty well =)


When I was in elementary school, a teacher once told me that you should never read more than one book at a time. I am generally reading six at any given time. My purse is always heavy because it's always filled with books. If I had a dollar for every time someone picked up my purse and asked me what on earth I keep in it (or how many books I'm carrying today), I'd be richer than Midas. (But I'm poor because I'm always buying books.) I always have a book with me. "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."


My absolute favorites, of all the books, are Jonathan Tropper's This is Where I Leave You, Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, Chuck Palahniuk's Tell-All (or basically anything by Chuck; he's my favorite author), Agatha Christie's Endless Night (or literally anything by Agatha; I own almost all of her books and I'm currently reading my way through the Hercule Poirot's), Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, Sarah Dessen's The Truth About Forever, Richard Hooker's M*A*S*H and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. And I also adore the Harry Potter series (**Order of the Phoenix), The Hunger Games trilogy (**Mockingjay), the Millennium trilogy (**Dragon Tattoo, though I haven't finished Hornet's Nest just yet), the Wayward Pines trilogy (**Wayward) and the Confessons of Georgia Nicholson series (**Away Laughing on a Fast Camel). So basically all the ones everyone else loves as well, haha.


And if you want to find me other places, I'm on goodreads and I'm a member of a book club on tumblr and my blog for it can be found here. (Though it's mostly just the questionnaires for the books we read as a group and then a little blurb on my thoughts for the section; nothing too spectacular.)


Oh and I, um, talk a lot. Sorry. *shifty eyes* *runs away muttering about how that's probably enough info about me now* *you'll learn I'm nuts soon enough*