Hello, Wormies and welcome to my piece of the world wide web, I Heart Romance & YA!  Where I review, share lists, gush about reading and talk about anything bookish.

Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA


My name is Ezrah and I’m a 30-something bookworm, living in Southern California, but I was born and raised in Dumaguete City, Philippines.

PH Map

Yes, that’s the tiny capital city, right in the sock-island.

I am the fangirly bookworm who shoves books down your throat. When you ask book recs from me, be prepared to be bombarded with a lot of recs from multiple genres. Seriously, I have been known to shove books down people’s throats (figuratively, of course)!

I have lost some of my introvert tendencies since leaving my nest but I am still a homebody. I talk too much, which always get me into big trouble. I am artsy and I love to DIY, blogging, bookstagramming, watching movies.

Pierre and I have been married for 10 years and I’ve known him for over half my life. I like to think that I am living my very own fairy tale. Yes, I am a total romantic but Pierre isn’t. But he does surprise me once in a while. So yeah, my life is an angsty romance novel!

Me and Pierre



I started blogging way back in the late 1990s when there were no blogging tools yet. I’ve had waay more blogs than I care to admit, too! Those blogs have gone the way of the dinosaur and I am extremely happy about that! I stopped blogging for a bit until I discovered my love for book blogging and I Heart Romance & YA was born!

Our Furrbabies

I have two cats (currently have plans to get a puppy but Pierre says NO), Twylah and Pixie Gail.  Both cats are rescues and have made our lives so much better.  Side note: there is an EVIL KAT. Can you guess who?

I swear, these beasties are plotting world domination!