About Izy (blogger/Owner)
My name is Izy. I love reading, reviewing, discussing and trying to convince people to read. I started reading romance books when I was in year nine thanks to my best friend who introduced me to Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and I never stopped.
I’m not a professional blogger (this is my first time doing a blog). I had been playing around with the idea of having a blog for a while now and I have finally done it. Reading is something that makes me extremely happy, it started of as a hobby, then become an entertainment and now (as I like to think of it) a way of life.
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”-F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
I can be a random person at times, so on that note here are a few random facts about me:
- I LOVE winter.
- I love dark chocolate.
- I am a Scifi-fantasy and crime show addict.
- I am occasionally a poet.
- I really do love quotes.
- My favorite authors include: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nalini Singh, Kresly cole, Julie James, Cynthia Eden and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
“A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.”— MAURICE SENDAK
Thanks for visiting!
About Hallie (Guest blogger/reviewer)
There’s not an awful lot to say about me to be honest. I’m a current student at University by day. By night I stay up far too long telling myself ‘just one more chapter then I can sleep”. I’ve been reading since I first learned how to read and will probably will continue for the rest of my life. Reading is a wonderful escape from normal life
I’m quite fussy when it comes to books and often will stop reading a book if it doesn’t meet all my criteria. I usually steer away from NA or YA because I have no patience for them (even when I was a teen I wasn’t fond of them J) and usually read books with older protagonists (unless I love the blurb). I love historicals, paranormals, Sci-Fi and most contemporary romances (although I stick to one for a while then move on), it really depends on my mood.
I mainly got into reviewing because it’s a great way to express your opinions on a book to those who enjoy the same books/genres as you.
If you’re interested in becoming a reviewer at A Fortress of Books please reach out at Izy@afortressofbooks.com.
About Natasha (Co-blogger/reviewer)
Hey there, I’m Natasha. I’m extremely new to the blogging world, yet am very excited to be part of this website as a blogger. Currently, I am a student studying Mechanical Engineering in New Zealand with some big dreams I hope to fulfil. We will see 😉
A few things to note about yours truly:
I’m a sucker for romance. I read until late hours of the morning soaking up word after word like a crazed woman and enjoy this bad habit immensely. I’ve loved romance since Twilight was released and never looked back. I’m always on the lookout for new friends with interests in similar genres to the ones I read. I hope to meet many people like such in the future to share and confide the sweet and not so innocent.
The types of romance novels I enjoy include Dark Romance, New Adult, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. Some of my favourite authors include Tillie Cole, Jamie Begley, Amy Harmon, Madeline Sheehan, J.R. Ward, Whitney Barbetti and Pam Godwin.
I think I should come with some warnings. I’m sarcastic, weird and a little crazy, all three I enjoy myself. I enjoy drawing, music and TV shows in copious amounts. I am a huge fan of comedy TV shows, crime shows and binge watching. I also love spending time with my friends and family to complete things on my Someday list.
I am so excited to write, rave and review on this blog so that I may share some of my inner thoughts with you all. Let the fun begin!