Three very different girls make up the reviewers at A Thousand Lives Reviews. Take a moment to get to know us!
I'm twenty-two years old and have just recently finalized my plans for the future. But first, the beginning shall we?
I grew up in a small town in Missouri, which I currently still reside. I have one older brother and my parents are proudly still married. I learned at a very young age that I was a talented little girl with the gift of words.
I was the only one in my kindergarten class that read the entire "Wall of Words" at Open House. I was reading on a 12th grade level when I was in the third grade. In seventh and eight grade, my English teacher held an open contest for us to write a poem. The best poems would be sent in to a competition called "A Celebration of Young Poets." My poem was chosen both years, along with a different girl both years, and was published in a hard cover book. One book is Missouri wide and one is nation wide.
I used to write short stories all the time when I was younger. I lost touch with it when I started middle school but I always held my love for reading. I've had an addiction of sorts to reading, always looking for new books though I tend to stay mainstream with my material. I read every night before I go to bed and try to read periodically throughout the day.
When I graduated high school in 2009, I intended on becoming a nurse. I always wanted to be a journalist growing up but once I found out how much money a nurse made, naturally I saw dollar signs right after walking into the adult world. I quickly started college at Mineral Area College in hopes of obtaining my RN.
It didn't take me long to figure out that being a nurse wasn't for me. The classes were too hard and I wasn't determined enough. Of course, two break ups with the love of your life can really sink a GPA and make it extremely difficult to get into the program. :/
I took some time off and moved to the big city of St. Louis. (It's big compared to the town I grew up in). I ended up loving the city life. The same boy who broke my heart twice in college introduced me to a whole new world when he and I moved. I tried my hand at beauty school as a divergent from my failure at nursing.
I graduated from Xenon International Academy in 2011 as a licensed Esthetician with the highest GPA in my class. It was quite an experience and I honestly thought I'd found my calling. However, upon moving back home, I realized there weren't that many spas in my neck of the woods and I wasn't going to make a very good living at it when there wasn't a need for it. So I decided I would open my own spa and chose to go back to MAC for business administration. Once again, I fell into the trap of thinking I knew what I was going to do with my life. Turns out, I didn't really want to risk losing everything I put into it if the business failed. So I did the logical thing, I changed my major again.
After picking up a few books and reading a few entire series, I rediscovered my buried love and dug up its remains. I decided to become an English major at my community college and have recently applied to my choice of college where I will get my Bachelors degree online.
I will graduate Mineral Area College in December 2013 and will, upon acceptance, work towards my Bachelors in Communications at Colorado State University Global. I will specialize (minor) in Marketing since I fell in love with it while trying my hand at business. The two will go hand in hand no matter which path I chose, whether it be Print Media as a publisher or Public Relations as an editor or writer.
I love young adult, erotica and romance books so if you're that kind of reader, watch for my reviews!
My name is Angel Young, and I am a bit eccentric by nature.
I’m a writer, photographer, artist, student, and weirdo. I do a little bit of everything. Most of the time I work in a doctor’s office, but I also sell wick-less candles on the side. But some of my more favorite jobs have been at a haunted house, reviewing for various sites - including my own, being a staff writer for Ax Wound, and working seasonally for a Halloween supply/costume store called Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon. =)
I was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome in May 2013 after well over a year of trying to figure out what was wrong with me. It's a struggle to deal with an autoimmune disease, especially one that is shrugged off by others a lot. But I don't let it stop me from chasing my dreams.
I’ve always been interested in creative outlets and I’ve decided to follow my dreams of being a writer. But I refuse to stop there – hence why I’m a photographer and artist, as well as the occasional makeup artist, etc.
Comic book junkie that requires lots of caffeine. Cut teeth on vampire movies and carried around a Wolfman doll when I was very young. He was named Wolfy. I loved him dearly.
Obsessed with Batman, Converse, tattoos, zombies, Universal Monsters (the goodies but oldies) and Harry Potter – I’m kind of a nerd. I have an insane amount of Batman stuff that I’ve been collecting since I was a kiddo.
I refuse to live an ordinary life. It’s simply not for me. So, I try to do as many amazing things as I can. I’m doing fairly well so far:
I’ve been to various amazing shows (Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Batman Live, etc – I’m a theater junkie), met some amazing authors, artists, actors and comedians (and I’m not done yet), and before I turned 18 I went to a writer’s conference in New York to meet some amazing people, learn a lot more about the publishing world, and showed my work to two agents that were very interested in me. I've reviewed for several authors in the past, as well as for horror-web.com. I'm also a staff writer for Ax Wound and have had a few photos published with them as well. Pretty awesome feeling to grace the same pages as people like Eli Roth and the incredible Soska Sisters (of the recently released American Mary and, before that, Dead Hooker in a Trunk)
Yeah, I’m not in this life to do it half-assed.
So, to put it simply – I’m a Batman obsessed little freak of nature, covered in tattoos, almost always in Converse, running around in my own little LaLa Land.
You can follow my journey on my blog www.misadventuresofamisfit.wordpress.com or like my facebook page - Misadventures of a Misfit
"I'm a big dreamer with little motivation." Music, art, movies, and reading are my passions. Anything dealing with my creative side, I love it. Reading a good book or watching a good movie let's me visit places I never thought I would be able to. Some of the biggest lessons I've gotten in this life have been from one of the two. I get a kick from helping people, makes me feel happy. I dream all kinds of dreams, whether or not I achieve them is up to me. I want to be an artist, a singer, an actor, a writer, an archeologist, a zoologist, a world traveler and plenty of other things. I don't want to end up regretting my life because I didn't take risks. Risks are what it's all about. Yes I did just watch Grumpy Old Men, and yes I do love that movie. :) I have my beliefs and my morals, and I will never let anyone change that. I stand up for what I think is right, although I may not be right all the time. I like to get my point across, and because of this you might find me stubborn, maybe a bit annoying. I haven't reached anywhere near my full potential yet in this life, but I'm still young and I know that I have plenty of time to do so. Try to categorize me, you can't. You might think you have me pinned, but eventually I will shock you and completely change your opinion of me. This actually happens more than you would think. I'm working on being myself, who is a person that I don't think anybody knows, including me. I believe people are constantly changing and finding out who you are is a lifelong journey, so I'm in it for the long haul. I have a 3 month old puppy whose name is Sora. He is my baby and I love him. My other baby is Michael, who is 23 years old, and he could possibly be the love of my life. I love my little family, friends included. The people in my life are the ones who have shaped me into who I am today. Oh yeah, my name is Brittaney and I am 22 years old going on 12. Forgot that bit. "If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." -David Carradine