Hi everyone! Welcome to my humble blog :)

I'm Erika. I am a (self-proclaimed) certified book worm, booknerd, and book lover with a bad sense of humour. You will be hard-pressed to find me not reading, and even more difficult trying to get me to stop seeing the world through a fictional lens (I mean...you never know, someone you meet might actually be a mindreader or there could be very real gremlins hiding in bushes or secret portals located in "no trespassing" areas). Though I physically reside in Canada, my head normally lives in other worlds.

Books have always been my escape. I read way more than I should, though not nearly enough to satisfy my own liking. They've always been a big part of my life, and their stories essentially make up a large and critical part of who I am today. Each tale is etched onto my heart, and will continue to shape me until the end of my days!

I'm a huge fan of Julie Kagawa, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Rick Riordan, A. G. Howard, Eve Silver, and so many more. I've been known get a tad overexcited when talking their books, or any book in general, and thus might have frightened off both friends and family members into never talking about books around me. But if you're here, I'm hoping it's because you share my love of books with me!

Some more facts:

1. I often wish I were a fictional character so I'd be able to wield magic and fight with a sword and save the world and fall in love with a dark prince. A long and impossible list of goals to be achieved in this world, I know.

2. My other pastimes include watching movies, listening and playing music, and getting lost book characters' heads.

3. I'm an English and Environmental Studies student.

4. I am hopelessly in love with numerous fictional characters. The list is really long, and every one of them has the ability to destroy my heart. Some of them already have.

5. I don't care what other people tell me in the future, I will read YA until I die.

6. If you haven't noticed, I really like the colour orange. And I have a thing for stars too. No, I'm not weird. I'm normal, with unique tastes!

7. I have so many notebooks. Too many. More than I like to admit.

8. I'm a big Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy fan. I mean, who isn't? (Don't answer that. I'm quite aware we are few and rare.)

9. I need more bookshelf space. Doesn't everyone?

10. My greatest strength? Books, because they let me live and see life through a vivid lens no one can. My great weakness? Books, because their words and worlds are often my undoing. Books are both the salvation and destruction of my existence. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

11. Erika is actually an alter ego that manifested on my journey to becoming a bookworm. My other name is Kaila (pronounced Kai-la, not Kay-la, thank you very much). I don said alter-ego self when in the blogosphere, just because I feel my book self, Erika, is someone who can be honest about my extreme love of books and more me than my usual self.

Again, thank you for stopping by. I'm super friendly and love chatting with people, so don't hesitate to drop me a line here or on Goodreads! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of my blog, as well as find a book or two here that we share in common.

Happy reading!



  1. Hi Erika, I (Amethyst Bookwyrm) have nominated you for a Liebster Award! More info and your questions here http://amethystbookwyrm.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/liebster-award.html
    Have fun :)

    1. Thank you so much! I recently just did it, so I'm going to wait just a little longer before I do it again. Thank you for nominating me! ^.^

  2. Hi Erika! I've nominated you for the Emoji Book Tag. :) Check it out if you're interested! http://pavedwithbookss.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-emoji-book-tag.html

    1. Thanks! I'll check it out as soon as I can :)

  3. Ha ha...I totally get the "thus might have frightened off both friends and family members into never discussing books with me around." It seems I'm the odd one in my family; my heads generally floating on clouds -- preferably the clouds of otherworldly and fictitious realms. Pleasure to meet you. =)

    1. The pleasure is mine! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels like the odd one out. My head is always in the clouds, either in someone's fictional world or my own world (which always bares resemblance to whatever fictional world I've been reading about)! Thank you so much for dropping by! :)

  4. Hi! I nominated you for the Readers Confession Tag! You can check out my post here: http://bit.ly/1T39eJ9

  5. You have a very nice blog. I am following you on Bloglovin.

    1. Thank you! I'm following you back :)