Penpal Number - #YAMG001
Name: Stephanie aka Gorelenore
Reads: Mostly YA and MG
Bio: I am 26 years old and I live in Virginia. I am a lover of books and reading and have always enjoyed escaping into other worlds through books. My favorites are The Hobbit, anything by Agatha Christie, the Harry Potter series, the Wicked Lovely series, and A Light in the Attic. I started my blog because my husband said I needed a hobby and since it has turned into a huge passion.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Photography, and I have a Masters in Humanities with a concentration in Art History. I am currently working at a nearby college as a program manager as well as teaching Humanities at the community college.
I am married and have a dog, a Frenchie- Boston Terrier mix named Rolo, and a cat we rescued from a trash pile, Cooper. I love my small family and they keep me grounded. Other than reading and blogging, I love to play online games, snowboard, and hang out with my much younger siblings (I am the oldest of nine kids- after remarriages).
I am super excited about Book Blogger Penpals, I hope everyone meets someone new.
The type of penpal I would like: I am open to penpals of any age with any taste in books from anywhere around the world!
Penpal Number - #YAMG002
Blog: My Book Journey
Reads: YA and Fantasy
Bio: Hello all. I'm Hannah, 30 and live in London. I enjoy reading YA, fantasy, and occasionally science fiction. I love books by Neil Gaiman, and my favourite films include The Fifth Element, Zoolander and Practical Magic. I attempt to write, screenplays and fiction, and hope one day I can actually finish a book (or at least a short story)! I work with schools in my day job, but secretly want to act and write professionally. I am unfortunately very bad at languages despite my attempts to learn. But I will try to fumble my way through a few sentences in other languages.
The type of penpal I would like: I'm happy to correspond with bloggers in or outside the UK, and blogging/reviewing a variety of genres. (I have lots of pretty stationery and want to share it with everyone!) Although age 18+ is a preference, again I'm flexible on this.
Penpal Number - #YAMG003
Blog: The Rest Is Still Unwritten
The kind of books I read: YA and Fantasy
Bio: Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and I’m a 21 year old Aussie who lives in Sydney. I’m a book lover and blogger (duh) who will devour anything supernatural or paranormal. I most read YA but I love my PNR as well and I also enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, dystopian and the occasional contemporary novel. I’m a massive Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Maria V. Snyder, Gena Showalter, Sarah Alderson, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Julie Kagawa fan as well as sooooo many more. Other than reading, I love to write, listen to music and eat sushi. I’m addicted to Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Bones, One Tree Hill and Home and Away (Aussie soap). I’m a full time student and I work part time for a real estate. I couldn’t live without my family and am often described as clumsy, chatty and a “good girl” though if only they knew..... ;)
Type of pen pal I would like: Unfortunately English is the only language I know but I’m really excited about the prospect of making a new friend—boy, girl, whatever age. As long as you’re interested in chatting about books often and in getting to know me I’m game! Can’t wait to make a new friend!
Penpal Number - #YAMG004
Blog: Once Upon a Bookcase.
Reads: YA and Fantasy
Bio: Hey everyone, I'm Jo (the one currently running Book Blogger Penpals!), and I'm 25. I live in London, and work as a bookseller. I'm a huge fan of urban fantasy, whether it's adult or YA, but love the majority of YA books too. My favourite novel is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and I loved the movie, too! I have run blog events that have looked into important teen issues; Sex in Teen Lit Month, Body Image and Self-Perception Month, and Death and Bereavement Week. Away from the blog, I love going to the cinema, the theatre (when I can), the pub, and spending time with my family. Unfortunately, I can only speak English.
The type of penpal I would like: I'm happy to write to bloggers from the UK and outside the UK, reviewing any genres, preferably 18+.
Penpal Number - #YAMG005
Blog: A Daydreamer's Thoughts
Reviews: Mostly YA, a few AF.
Bio: Hi Guys! I'm 22 years old and live in sunny England, UK. And I inherited the great British sarcasm, if you didn't already guess! I ten to read a lot of YA books which vary in genre from contemporary right through to horror, fantasy, paranormal. My favourite authors include, J. K. Rowling, Malorie Blackman, Cecelia Ahern, Hannah Harrington, Suzanne Collins, and Jodi Picoult. I'm a book fanatic, yes, but I am also addicted to movies as well. I love watching action filled films, rom-coms, and even the good old artsy-foreign film as well! Currently I just finished university in June and have been in a bit of a limbo as I'm not entirely certain where I want my future to go, but while I work it out, I currently work part time in a library and I'm also a part time cleaner. It's nothing amazing but it pays the bills and is giving me time to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life! I am fluent in English and do know a little french but I am definitely far from fluent in the language! I'm quite a lively character, I love to hand-write things and I am always happy to chat to people and get to know them better.
The type of penpal I would like: I am happy to have a penpal from the UK or from somewhere INT. I'm not fussed with location really. It'd be nice to connect with someone who reads similar genres but as I read such a wide variety, that could mean anyone at all! Really, what I'm looking for in a penpal is someone who will write back. Understandably everyone is busy, but even if I have to wait a few months, a reply is always brilliant.
Penpal Number - #YAMG006
Blog: Books that Spark
Reviews: Young Adult
Bio: Hello! I'm 21 years old and live in England, UK. I am currently at university studying English and work part-time as the worlds most clumsiest bar maid! I've been blogging for almost three years now and I tend to read Young Adult books more than anything else. However, I do like to read outside my comfort zone now and again. When I'm not reading or studying/working, I also have a slight addiction for TV series: Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory and One Tree Hill (to name but a few!). I also love to spend time with my family and friends: they mean everything to me! I am a list-fanatic, have a slight obsession with owls and love to hand-write things, so I'd love to get to know some new people and a penpal seems a great way to do so! :) I unfortunately can't speak/write in any language, apart from English.
Type of penpal I would Llike: I'd love to become penpals with anyone from the UK or across the globe. I'd like to connect with someone who reads YA, but I'm not that fussy really. Most of all, I'd like a penpal who will write back. :) Preferably 18+
Penpal Number - #YAMG007
Blog: YouTuber; Channel
Reviews: YA Contemporary, Paranormal Romance, Erotica
Bio: 22 year old Business Student at University in Glasgow. I like to talk - a lot - so I've always got loads to say on almost any topic. I like to read fairly wide but across all genres the continual theme is romance really - I just can't say no to a literary love interest. I usually spend the Summer in France working but this Summer I'll be in Spain till September. Hopefully Ill have loads of time to read loads of Kindle books to help my 75 book challenge.
The type of penpal I would like: My main goal is to find someone who will write back. I tend to have a bit of time on my hands when Im abroad and since I don't always have the best internet connection it makes a difference to get post.
Penpal Number - #YAMG008
Reviews: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult, Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian
Bio: I'm a 21 y/o bookaholic from Belgium who loves reading and reviewing books in English. I have been reviewing books since December 2011 but have been in love with books pretty much my whole life. I also have a fascination with ancient Egypt, Greek mythology and ducks!
The type of penpal I would like: I'd love to connect with anybody around the world who loves reading as much as I do. If we happen to share anything like our country, books we love or other interest than that's just a bonus! =D
Penpal Number - #YAMG009
Age: Under 18
Blog: Brain Storm Books
Reviews: YA ( Dystopian, Romance, Paranormal)
Bio: Hi! I'm Georgie, I'm 15 years old and I live in the UK. I'm currently studying GCSEs at High School and in the future I want to go to Sixth Form & Uni to study English Literature. I'm pretty obsessed with books, as I run two book blogs and a book podcast, but I also love to read and write Harry Potter fanfiction.
I have many favourite books, but I usually only read YA (with exceptions being teen-YA and YA-adult crossover). I also love to watch films and especially like the range of book to film adaptations being released at the moment.
I also watch a lot of TV with my younger sister, ranging from sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, to police shows like Castle, to foreign dramas like The Killing (the original version :D).
The type of penpal I would like: I would like an english-speaking pen pal as, although I'm studying GCSE french, I'm not fluent in any other languages. Ideally I'd like someone of my own age, but if not then I don't really mind. I would also like a pen pal who reads YA as I love to discuss the books that I read and recommend to others.
Penpal Number - #YAMG010
Blog: Total Teen Fiction
Reviews: YA, particularly dystopia/post-apocalyptic, contemporary and urban fantasy. I'm also branching out into NA and loving it! I read adult contemporary and crime too but don’t blog about those genres (YA is my main passion!)
Bio: I'm Sarah, I'm 22 and from Yorkshire. I love reading YA and some of my favourite books include The Mortal Instruments series, Darkest Powers series, Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy, The Hunger Games trilogy, Feeling Sorry for Celia and other books by Jaclyn Moriarty. I volunteer for several charities right now which is my main focus and I love it! When I'm not reading or volunteering I'm listening to podcasts (or transcribing them!) and watching TV. (I love Corrie, House, Friends and currently Glee, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time and Nashville). I drink way too much tea. I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan (and Hufflepuff!).
The type of penpal I would like: Any age really but the closer to my age (22) the better. And someone living in the UK. I don’t mind what genre you read and review just as long as you recommend me books! I love writing letters and have penpals already but I’d really love some bookish ones.