About Bird, Books, and Coffee


Greetings bookling,

My name is Jess. My nickname in childhood was 'J Bird'. It was shortened to 'Bird' or 'Birdie' over time so I am the 'Bird' in Bird, Books, and Coffee. Although I think 'Coffee' would be a more appropriate nickname as I consume far too much of it. I live in Des Moines, Iowa. I've lived in Iowa my entire life.

My love for reading comes from a Dad who took time away from his Harley-riding to read 'Home for a Bunny' and 'Farmer Jones' to toddler-me and a Grammy who fed my love for reading as often as she could. For the most part - my intention for this blog is to share and review as I read them in my life. I have reviewed books on my sister's blog Book Crook Liza and the Artful Dodger

Thank you for visiting and I hope you find the perfect books,

Jess

Twenty Things About Me!

1. Pickles. Dill Kosher Pickles - best thing ever. 
2. My best literary best friend growing up was Nancy Drew. We were tight, she and I. 
3. I love turtles. But can't have them because landlords are perpetually afraid of salmonella poisoning. 
4. Netflix. Enough said. 
5. I am a whole-hearted Whedon-ite. I've watched Buffy more times than I can reasonably count. I'll be a Browncoat until I die. Anything with Joss Whedon's name on it instinctively speaks to my spirit. 
6. I play Secondlife. Yup. I do that. 
7. If I was a Disney Princess I'd be Belle. Or Pocahontas. Or Cinderella. 
8. I'm a sucker for quizzes. Especially ones that tell me which Disney Princess I am or what character I am in a favored series. 
9. I like boots with heels. 
10. When I'm sick or in need of candy my younger siblings always get me a version of Junior Mints. They know me well. 
11. Someday I will be rich and famous and live in a castle. Or just rich and live in a castle. I'll be okay with just rich and a castle. Ok. Just rich. Castle's aren't normally accessible since they were built in a time prior to the disability rights movement. If I'm rich - I can just build a castle that's accessible. 
12. Happy endings are a personal preference mine. Screw this dying crap that people put into the end. 
13. I am the Queen of Procrastination on personal things. But tend to OCD about the professional stuff. 
14. My fangirl knows little bound. BSG Re-Imagined? Yep. Dr. Who? Yes, Tenth please! Star Wars? Hans Solo and Leia were one of my very first ships!
15. My first very favorite TV show was Full House. Then Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. After that it's just a blur. I watch way too much TV. I'll be fangirling out here about my favorite books turned to film/tv/miniseries. 
16. I was one of those kids who wasn't allowed to read Harry Potter for religious reasons. Now I have all the books and movies. Hermione is my hero. 
17. I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Mitochondrial Myopathy. And yes, it was one of the first long words I learned to spell growing up.
18. I'm a believer. Of what? Happy endings, alternate universes, aliens, ghosts...you name it, give me some info, and I'll probably believe it. 
19. My favorite 80's movie is 'Say Anything'. I've been told (by my sister) that I resemble Diane Court. Still waiting for that Lloyd Dobler to come raise a boombox over his head in front of my window. 
20. My favorite smells are coffee, cinnamon, popcorn, lavender, and autumn. 



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