About Me

Name:  Jena Briars

Born and Raised in:  Silicon Valley

Currently in:  Washington D.C.

I figured that I am a California girl (and I think about California every day) in D.C.
...and I feed my brain romance novels (among other things)...

Studied:  Graphic Design (yes, this blog layout and wysiwyg interface is KILLING ME), Italian, Art History, Film/Cinema, English, Linguistics, Creative Non-Fiction

Books:  ...Obviously romance.  The gateway drug to my reading addiction was The Baby Sitter's Club series, quickly followed by R.L. Stine's horror teen novels (Fear Street, anyone?).  Assigned reading from school got in the way.  After high school and college (read: when I had free time) I fell in love with reading even more... To see more just visit me on Goodreads.

Movies:  GoodfellasHot Fuzz, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original animation), and Divorce, Italian Style.  (Plus watching/comparing the different versions of Pride & Prejudice, Hamlet and A Christmas Carol.)

Music:  My Pandora has over thirty stations with everything from classical piano to 80's monster ballads, rap, punk, classic rock, and Frank Sinatra.

Food:  Italian (after study aboard in Florence, this is integral to my well-being), Mexican and Japanese (after living in Northern California, this is also integral to my well-being).

Random List O' General Interests (in NO order):
Film / Documentaries
Dogs (& my cats)
Coffee & Tea & Sparkling Water
History (U.S.-Great Depression era, Military, Tudors, Renaissance, Popes & Jesuits, Civil War, California)
News & Current Events
Special Agent Dale Cooper's "pie and coffee" obsession/scenes from Twin Peaks
Lithography & Block-printing
Nail polish
Lectures (only the really good ones that captivate you and make time fly)
Bird Watching (especially birds of prey)
NHL Hockey

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