The 100 Truths Tag


Hello loves! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Thursday. This week has been super busy and with the weird weather in LA, I have been feeling really tired and lazy lately. Not to mention, my puppy has been such a ball of crazies. Shes’s cute and adorable and I love her, but she definitely requires a lot of attention. I honestly cannot wait for this long weekend so I can get some rest and reading time.

Anyway, I thought it would be very productive, blogging-wise, to catch up on some tags that I’ve had in my Draft. I bookmark and start a lot of these, but get distracted and so busy. My blogging to do list is getting super long, so I’ll try to work on them and post at least one every week.

Today, I’ll be doing THE 100 TRUTHS TAG that I saw on berriesandbooksblog weeks ago. I wasn’t tagged, but it looked really fun so I started filling out the answers. I was probably more than halfway done when I had to stop. Don’t remember why or what I did, but it’s been taunting me, so I decided to finally finish and here we are!


1 What’s your name?
Karen Jo
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
Renjo, Renren, Kjo
 3 Your gender?
4 Your star sign?
5 How old are you?
6 Your relationship status?
In a relationship for 7 years and 5 months
7 Any children?
8 Any pets?
Chihuahua – Choco our family dog, New mama to a Maltese/Yorkie Mix – Brownie, and proud auntie to Cody, a corgichow and Neo, a huskybull which are both my brother’s dogs.
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
Just ear piercings, but have been planning on getting a tattoo really soon.
10 What do you like about yourself?
I can be very crafty sometimes
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
I’m too shy and such an introvert
 12 Righty or lefty?

 13 The last thing you drank:
14 The last thing you ate:
1/4 of a Chocolate Muffin
15 Your last phone call:
My mom
16 Your last text message:
My boyfriend

17 Your last email:
2 minutes ago to a co-worker

18 The last song you listened to:
I don’t remember. I’m listening to my coworker’s playlist right now and she has it on oldies so I’m not familiar with some of them
19 The last book you read:
Mayfly by Jeff Sweat
20 The last time you cried:
Probably a few days ago watching or reading something.
21 The last blog you read:
UmutReviews – Review of Ace of Shades
22 The last person you spoke to:
My coworker
23 The last place you visited:
Disneyland. I went there on Sunday for a few hours. Vacation-wise, New York
24 Your last holiday abroad:
When I went to Peru with my mom. I think that was 2-3 years ago.


49 Do you believe in aliens?
 I guess in some way I do. I mean it’s both fascinating and terrifying if they do exists.
50 Do you believe in miracles?
 To some extent I guess I do.
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
As much as I enjoy reading about love at first sight stories, I don’t really believe it. Maybe it does happen, maybe not, but from personal experience I haven’t seen it IRL. I do think that a person can definitely have a very strong connection or attraction to someone.
53 Can money make you happy?
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Yes I do even if I’m not very passionate or vocal about it.
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
I’ve been taught to be pro-life since I grew up in a Catholic household and went to Catholic school until HS…. But, I’m definitely pro-choice except when it comes to abortion. Don’t really want to get into it, so I’ll just leave it at that.
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
I don’t think so…not really. I have opinions about politics, but I really don’t like talking politics.
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
I’m not very religious anymore. You do what works for you as long as your not hurting yourself or others.
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Unconditional love and acceptance.
59 Are you eating anything right now?
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
61 What are you listening to right now?
Don’t You Want Me by The Human League which is on my coworker’s playlist
62 What are you thinking about right now?
 The things I have to work on, what to read next, and my fur babies at home.
63 What are you waiting for right now?
The weekend so I can rest and read.
64 What are you most excited about right now?
June 2 – because I’ll be going to Disneyland again! Woohoo!!!
65 What’s your pet peeve right now?
Can’t think of one at this very moment.
66 What’s your favourite thing right now?
My new Kate Spade back pack. It’s just so cute and pretty.
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Actually working haha.


68 Your first best friend:
My childhood best friend in the Philippines. Her name is Mary Ann Reantillo.
74 Your first job:
A hostess at Red Robin
75: Your first childhood memory: 
Crying because I wanted to go with my mom and brother to wherever they were going. I believe my mom was going to work and my brother had school. I didn’t want to be left alone.


76 Love or money?
77 Twitter or Facebook?
78 Hook up or relationship?
79 Dogs or cats?
80 Coffee or tea?
81 Beer or wine?
82 Sweet or savoury?
 83 Introvert or extrovert?
I’m an introvert so I would really like to see how it is to be an extrovert
84 Vampires or werewolves?
85 Seaside or countryside?
86 Summer or winter?
87 Books or movies?
88 Horror or comedy
Horror. I have an obsession with scary movies and being scared.


89 Do you wish you could change your past?

Some … but for the most part, not so much.
90 What’s your dream job?
I’ve had plenty over the years, but right now it’s definitely to be a business owner
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
Reading romance novels and chocolate chip cookies or anything chocolate
92 What are you afraid of?
Whales, Sharks, Frogs, Spiders, and Failing
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I think either a teacher or a cashier. I remember playing with my dolls pretending they were my students and I was the teacher. I also played with Monopoly play money and pretended I was a cashier.
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Having the ability to time travel. I think it’ll be so fun to see the past, the present and the future.
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
To take more risks and be more outgoing.
96 Would you want immortality?
Yes and No. Yes because I’d want to experience everything there is in the world. But No because if I could live forever, then I may never really value the importance of life.
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
My dad just so I can have a conversation with him and let him know how much I love him. He passed away a few years ago while he was in the Philippines. Two years had passed since I last saw him and that same year I was actually planning a vacation there.
98 Would you say you are happy?
Yes…yes I am.
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Worry less about what other people think, be confident, be spontaenous, be kind, and love like there’s no tomorrow.
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Hopefully married with one kid and still reading/reviewing. It would also be nice if I have a successful job and be my own boss so I can have more time to travel the world.

Tagging these lovelies and everyone else who wants to do this! If you did it before, then no need to do another one (unless you really want to). Just leave the links to your posts in the comments so I can go check them out.














Well, thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have a fantastic day!




Blog Tour – The Archivist by Christy Sloat Excerpt + Giveaway


Hello wonderful bookish friends! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Archivist by Christy Sloat hosted by RockStar Book Tours. I have a fun excerpt to share with you and an awesome giveaway so don’t forget to stay until the end.

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Publication Date: May 28, 2018

Publisher: CHBB Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Goodreads

“With the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland and the romance of Outlander dive back into the next installment in the Librarian Chronicles.”
Savannah Preston has a rare and precious gift: The ability to time travel through books. She, and others who share this unique ability, are faced with the insurmountable task of preserving history. They are known collectively as The Librarians.
While researching infamous Scottish outlaw Sir Malcolm Wash during the raging conflicts of the 14th Century, Savannah loses the only thing that tethers her to her own time. She must rely on her knowledge of both the present and the past to survive long enough to find a way home. Along the way, she enlists the help of a misfit named Eoin. With his guidance, she might just get home. It’s a risky and dangerous adventure, but then, so is Eoin…


I cracked open the book and sniffed it. Sniffing books was so satisfying and albeit weird, but if you were a book lover, you did it. Sitting back and getting comfortable I began reading the first page. It was hard not to travel through a book when I read it. It was entirely possible to travel through books that were fiction, once I started my duty as a Librarian. When I did, it felt like the book was now a movie playing live just for me. Everything was in front of me, close enough to touch, but you knew you shouldn’t. I didn’t care for it that way, so I usually removed my bracelet and read, the old-fashioned way. But today, I kept it on to practice my skills at reading without moving through the book. That required more focus, but it was important to learn.

A few minutes into the book I heard a sound that made me stop reading and listen. It sounded like music, but there was no music down here, and with the thick flooring above me it was impossible to hear anything from the library.

There it was again, faint but still loud enough for me to pick up on. Listening carefully, I realized it was bagpipes. I put the book down and got up to investigate the sound. It wasn’t coming from outside, so I stopped and listened with my eyes closed. It was in the room somewhere. Not my cell phone, I had checked that. When I got close to where we hid the book I was currently traveling through, the sound got louder and louder. I pulled it free from its hiding spot and it was vibrating with the sound of Scottish bagpipes playing a melodious tune.

Absentmindedly opening the book, I turned to the page I was last on, to see what the devil was going on. Before I knew it, I was being pulled into the book, even as I tried to hold onto the present time, I realized it was hopeless. I was going in whether I wanted to or not.


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Publication Date: June 17, 2017

Publisher: CHBB Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 230

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD

He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that’s just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She’d come only to find a librarian for her Gram’s library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she’d promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he’s gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…


1 winner will receive a signed finished copy of THE ARCHIVIST, US Only.

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I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that happen? I am married and have  two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.


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