Greetings muggles! Bienvenidos und Willkommen Alles! Ich heiße Keshia Kola. I created and compiled Shesaurus.com. Coming from a writer’s perspective, Shesaurus is the reference guide I always wanted. Words without filter in a “no-no” society.
My name is Alexia, but I go by Lexi for short. I found Alexia to be an ironic name for me, considering the fact that I am a voracious reader, and write constantly. Alexia is a disorder characterized by the inability to read or write. So, that is where “Booklexia”, the name of my nerdy lifestyle site (booklexia.wordpress.com), comes from.
Originally from California, I am currently living in Washington and LOVING the rainy weather! I am a full-time freelance writer, and a military spouse. (We got married in a library!) My many loves and interests include reading, walking around forests, gaming, reading comics (preferably while drinking coffee), eating sushi, playing Magic the Gathering, and doing anything else that nerd life has to offer.
WHEN IT COMES TO READING. . .
I learned to read when I was two, when my grandmother decided the ‘A’ encyclopedia was perfect for teaching a child to read. Apparently, she was correct. I’ve been reading voraciously since I was a child, a habit furthered by growing up in a bookish household. I spent countless hours bored in school, always being head of the class intellectually. I would politely, and quietly, take out a book and begin reading and, eventually, her teachers stopped getting upset. I have always read above well above my reading level – if not in difficulty, then most definitely in terms of content, as I started reading H.P. Lovecraft when I was around eleven. By the time I was in high school, I actively sought out literature and was known on a first-name basis in the library. I took all AP & Honors classes, yet was the still the only darn person in my English Lit class who actually read The Grapes of Wrath, a fact that I am still a tad bitter about. That turtle was a metaphor, and not one of those kids appreciated it.
*** Spider-Man, David Bowie, Nathan Fillion, and H. P. Lovecraft are all my boyfriends. My husband understands. Deal with it.