About Me

My name is Jillian. I am a 30 year old registered nurse who LOVES to read in her free time. I enjoy YA fiction the most especially if it is fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal. I also love me a good contemporary romance. I have recently come to love reading the New Adult genre. I do enjoy adult fiction, but it mostly consist of the fantasy genre.

About the booktube channel:
My booktube channel is here, http://www.youtube.com/user/openasthsky, under the name bookishandnerdy. I started vlogging about my love for reading at the end of June 2013. I absolutely love it, and have met and talked with so many amazing other people who are just as passionate about books as I am. This is a great outlet for myself as I don't have anyone in my life who loves to read as much as I do. The booktube community on youtube is by far the most welcoming and kind community.

About the blog:
I created this blog as an extension of the channel where I can post more detailed reviews, discussions, memes, and other bookish posts that I can't post on my channel. I will also be posting about my favorite things on here like music and television. Things that I enjoy in my life, but it will mostly consist of a book blog. I hope you enjoy your stay.

Happy Reading,


  1. Hi Jillian
    I am looking for your video review of The Wrath and the Dawn. Can you please send me a link as I can't find it. I was watching the book-basement and she referred to you. When I clicked on the link I still couldn't find it. I'm a high school librarian in Surrey, BC, Canada. hall_michelle@surreyschools.ca Thanks

    1. Hi Michelle!
      Unfortunately, I no longer make videos and I don't think I ever actually made a review video from The Wrath and The Dawn. I know I was raving about it on my twitter (@bookishandnerdy) and here's my goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1136252496

      Thanks for visiting!