The Nerds

Jean Vallesteros

Reading has always been a huge part of my life. Remembering as a kid the excitement that would overcome me whenever I stepped into a library. I would spend most of my younger days sitting in the aisles and easily getting lost in the stories, the adventures, the characters and the settings that came bursting from within the pages and pulling me into them, allowing me to journey through my own imagination. At some point, I had also discovered comic books as an alternative form of literature and became an avid subscriber to Marvel, Archie, DC, Disney and many more. It became an amazing form of entertainment for my growing mind and an outlet for my creativity as a youth. Even now as I have matured into an adult, I still find appreciation in all styles of storytelling including but not limited to stories of horror, suspense, drama, mystery, action and romance.

In early summer of 2011, I decided to open up a blog just to share my thoughts and ideas about the books that I was reading. Unbeknownst to me, there was a huge community of book lovers on the Internet. It was great! Being able to discuss the books that I had been reading with others, I really didn’t know what to expect but it turned out for the best. Also getting the chance to meet new people along the way and develop some great friendships.

I was reading Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck and I instantly fell in love with the series. This is when I began to wonder how amazing it would be to get to know the author and receive answers to my questions about her work first-hand from the creator. In an effort to reach out to Mrs. Houck, a reply came back to me almost instantly! She was extremely humble and easy to talk to, making the conversation (not to mention my first effort in speaking directly with an acclaimed author) much more comfortable. From there on the wheels kept turning and I realized that this communication between myself and a well known author could be a great event to share with my growing number of followers. Furthermore, I would like to give thanks to Colleen Houck and Katie of Sterling Publishing for donating items for my giveaway and for giving me the opportunity to share it with everyone. It is because of them that my blog is the way it is now.

Other than reading, I enjoy cooking, exercising, and life in general. I really hope you guys will find my blog to be fun, exciting, and informative. I thank you for visiting my blog. I also would like to extend my thanks to all of the authors and publishers; because without their dedication to their work and all the generous offerings, JeanBookNerd blogsite may not have been able to attract such an awesome, interesting and dedicated group of individuals that share the same love for reading that I have.

Annie Brewer

I'm 29 year old mother of 2, reader and writer. I've been reading since I was young but stopped reading in high school. I just recently in the last 2 years started reading again and found my niche. I love ya romance, paranormal romance and contemporary romance. Basically I love anything with a hot good/bad guy with nice tension to spice things up. I love to read and can't go anywhere without my nook. I enjoy writing reviews for books and I will always be honest because I recommend most books to friends and if I don't like a book I won't recommend it. My reviews are always pretty long as I kind of get detailed, pouring my heart out as the book affected me while reading it. I always find that reading helps me escape reality and I get so lost in a book, I don't remember at times where I'm at. I take reading very seriously. I love it and it's also brought some very close and amazing friendships in my life between Goodreads and Facebook! I'm so grateful and happy to have found the love of reading again!

I've been writing my own books as well. I find that contemporary ya is my forte and I enjoy fully every story that I write. I hope to be successful one day and become a full time author. In the meantime, I have fun reading/reviewing books and get sucked into some amazing worlds with wonderful and unforgettable characters that leave a place in my heart always. As a writer you realize how much time and effort goes into writing a book or series and it's important to keep in mind that every story is unique in their own way. I'm excited for things to come in my writing and can't wait to share my stories with the world. For now, I hope everyone enjoys my reviews and finds them helpful and wanting to read the books! 

Sarahjane Dipalma

I’m 22 years old, and currently I’m influencing the minds of British teens into reading under the guise of an English teacher. I love reading and you will never find me without a book or my kindle, if I don’t have a book, it just feels wrong. Likewise, when I start reading a book, I have to read it till the end, with no peaking and no skipping chapters…and if its part a series, I will stick with it to the end, just so that I know what happens. (Longest series I have read has been 15 books…and I’m still hoping for a 16th.) When I’m reading, I am completely lost to that world, I can read for hours without realising that time is in fact passing by.

I enjoy writing too, which is why I like writing reviews. Maybe one day I’ll write a novel, but right now I’m happy getting lost in other people’s worlds. I will only recommended books that I would recommend to a friend, and when I love a book, I love it passionately. I will gush and stutter to my heart’s content trying to convince you just how great it is, without revealing too many spoilers, hopefully.

Since childhood and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, I have a passion for all things supernatural (Cassandra Clare, Maggie Steifvater, Becca Fitzpatrick), but I also have a soft spot for stories with drama at the centre. I just love books ok!


Hi, my name is Chloe. I am in the fourth grade and I am ten years old. My favorite subjects in school are English, reading, and math. My hobbies are reading, ballet and figure skating. For my birthday, my parents got me a Kindle Fire HD7. We go to the library often. I have books in my backpack, in my desk at school, in my mom's car, in my room, in my skating bag, in my dance bag - Everywhere! My favorite kinds of books are history, mystery and fantasy. I love reading!

Tiffany Borka

Im now 21 years old and read everything I can get in my hands that looks good. Meaning that a book can just have a beautiful cover with lots of colors and it will end up in my hands. My first look into the paranormal world was through the eyes of Harry Potter. He dropped into Hogwarts which lead me to Washington where I met the Cullens and Bella Swan. These two series were the start of my sometimes unhealthy obsession with paranormal books. Though my favorite paranormal out of all has got to be the lovely Fallen Angels.
I live with my military husband and little baby, Tiger Lily, in North Carolina. Though I am a native of Ny.

Alice Priday

I'm a 27 years old cat lover and book lover. I love to read, anything from YA to adult and all genres in between. I work with brain and spinal injury people, and reading is my escape.