About Me

My name is Jamie.
I was born in The Philippines and moved to the United States in elementary school.
I currently work in higher education and love my career.
I am a mother of two wonderful little girls.
I have a husband who is my world.
When I’m not reading I love to play video games and smoke hookah.
I speak English and am semi-fluent in Tagalog and Spanish.

Fire Rabbit

Favorite Genres

• Horror
• Dystopia
• Classics
• Thrillers
• Science Fiction
• Fantasy
• Literary Fiction
• Historical Fiction
• Non-Fiction

Favorite Books:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Howl’s Moving Castle by by Diana Wynne Jones
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce
Harry Potter by by J.K. Rowling
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Favorite Authors:
• Margaret Atwood
• Shirley Jackson
• Anne Rice
• George Orwell
• Stephen King
• Junji Ito


Old Dominion University (2015) B.A. in History with a minor in Psychology
Regent University (2020) M.A. in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs

About the Blog

Pastel Goth is a book & media blog that I began June 2019 where I share reviews and other miscellaneous musings about the books that I read. My tastes are kind of eclectic and I cover a wide range of books in different genres. This project is a revival of a previous book blog I ran from 2014 to 2018. I’ve since reorganized the website, made a better schedule for myself, and rewritten a few of the reviews.

I love both ebooks and physical books for different reasons, though my most preferred format is hardcovers. In the case of ereaders I have a Kindle PaperWhite.