Monday, January 11, 2010

What This Blog is About:
Random Ramblings is a 'book blog' -- a place where I talk about the books that I devour and where I also post the reviews that I write about them. However, I do talk pretty much about anything that captures my interest. Mostly, this blog surrounds anything that is related to the world of literature -- whether it'd be talking, reading, or writing about it.

About me:
I'm Jillian, and I really am a bookworm. I've always been, ever since I learned how to be one.
Another love of mine aside from reading? Writing. It has always been my main passion.
Right now, I am in school to become a Registered Nurse. Part time, I work as an English and writing tutor for kids with cerebral palsy. I love my job -- these amazing kids inspire me and teach me something new, every single day.

My Ultimate Dream and Goal:
To be able to get my work published. Most will agree with me, it's not about the money. To see a book that I wrote on someone else's bookshelf, will be more than enough.

I love: strawberries, the color pink, city life, music, broadway, vintage things, casual dresses, flats, travel, swimming, coffee, tea, pretty flowers, and bows. I love Christmas, family, friends, and our almost 2-year-old Maltese named Kobe. I am also very fond of animals and I might just be a secret animal rights activist -- in a not so scary, crazy, and over the top way.

I hate (dislike): squirrels (they are scary!), animal cruelty, humidity, too much make-up, book creases and folds, my small book case, and judgmental people.

My annual reading goal: To read 100 books a year.
The reason why I set this goal for myself is not about the quantity. What's important to me is the quality of the books that I read. Through them, I am able to learn a lot of different things that I am able to apply in my daily life, and by achieving this personal goal of mine, I know I am growing.

What I Read:
Everything! Seriously. It doesn't matter what genre it belongs to. If it sounds good, I'll read it. Books I read usually belong to: contemporary fiction, YA, classics, thriller, historical fiction. Like I said though, I am open to anything.

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  1. Hi,

    I'm a new subscriber to your blog! I don't know if I can read 100 books in a year, I read approx 52 books last year. There is always room for improvement. I'm hoping to read more this year. My blog was started in October 2009. So, I'm a new blogger. Looking forward to your upcoming reviews.

  2. This is a wonderful goal. Keep writing dear, don't let anyone stop you from doing so because you are very good at it!

  3. I also go for qualify rather than quantity. It makes the act of reading much more pleasurable and worthwhile :)

    Hope you finally get to achieve your goal! In my case, 100 books in a year is simply not possible. But like you, I'm also trying to get more quality reads every year.

    I'm also a Filipino, by the way. It's nice having you in the blogging community :)

  4. Your "About me: Oh, and I like..." section is quite funny. That profile picture too! I have been a reader of your blog for quite a while now. It is definitely one of my favorites.

  5. I'm passing a blog award on to you. You can find it at

  6. Hello Jillian =)

    I found your blog by browsing the net for good reads. I maintain a beauty blog, but I also post some books I purchased for a particular month.

    I followed you =)
    If someday you find yourself looking for a good lipstick for a party, maybe you can visit my blog too =)

    I am a pinay by the way.