Shut Up! I'm Reading. is a teen book review blog run by an actual teen.
It was born in summer of '09. It's gotten nearly 53,000 page views (as of September 2011). Basically, I'd just seen a few blogs and decided I wanted to share my thoughts on books and read more blogger's thoughts on book. I honestly had no idea that there were so many book bloggers, but I quickly fell in love with the entire community.
I'm Jessica Secret. I'm a 16 year old, US-bound girl who's got a serious love of reading.
Oh, you want more than that? Hm. Fine.
I got really into reading about three years ago when I read Twilight. Since then, I've read so many books that I've loved much more than Twilight, like...well, there's been a lot. You can see a list of my favorites here.
Anyways, after that I, you know, started a blog about all these books that I love so much.Which was cool.
I also have a BIG passion for music. I could go on and on about it to anyone who will listen. I listen to all kinds of rock--alternative, punk, indie, screamo...you name it. My favorite band is Rise Against. And then My Chemical Romance. After that...gah, too many more to name. Some would be: Death Cab or Cutie, Say Anything, Mumford and Sons, Elliott Smith, Vampire Weekend, Metallica...yeah, my tastes are a bit eclectic.
I'd love to be a published author one day. I've started several books and abandoned them, but I've finally finished a manuscript! I'll be editing it soon. I really really love it so who knows, maybe one day you'll get to love it too. In the meantime I'm just going to keep writing.
I tend to watch a decent amount of TV, and Veronica Mars, Bufy the Vampire Slayer, and Firefly are my favorite shows. And Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog is my favorite movie. (I'm also a major Whedon-fan, in case you couldn't tell.) I also love Tim Burton movies, and a lot of comedies (Hot Rod, Superbad, Zombieland, Napoleon Dynamite, etc.) and some chick flicks (Easy A, 10 Things I Hate About You, Say Anything, etc.). Again, eclectic.
I'm also homeschooled. I love it. And yes, I have friends. And no, I'm not dumb...well, depending on who you ask.
I try to stay very professional with Shut Up! I'm Reading. A little because I know professionals read it, but mostly because I have a personal blog that I NEVER stay professional with, The Delicate Genius. You can check it out, if you want.
OK, that's probably the longest About Me ever. So yeah.
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If you just wanna talk or want some advice, tweet me up or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do not bite.