Meet the Blogger tag

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

My dear friend Bethany over at Bibliophile’s Binge created & tagged me in the Meet The Blogger tag earlier this month! In a twist of events, I wanted to do this tag now – instead of hoarding the tag in my drafts for 84 years like I usually do – to celebrate reaching 300 WordPress followers! Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart and welcome new friends to my corner of the internet! I can’t wait to get to know you better! Also, be sure to check out Bethany’s blog because she’s wonderful.

Name: Kaleena
Age: 34
Education: A.A in Anthroplogy, B.A. in Religious Studies with a minor in Human Rights
Location: California, USA
Job: Fundraising for a Research University
These are a few of your favorite things: Just a few?! I recently posted 50 of my favorite things, but topping the list are books, sunflowers, and my cat.
Is there a story behind your blogโ€™s name? I really wanted something that spoke to the voracious reader within me, but of course ‘voracious reader’ was taken so I decided to flip the word positioning like in other languages for ‘reader voracious.’
What are you looking forward to right now? My upcoming trip to Vancouver with my best friend to see Journey and Def Leppard!
Favorite Ice Cream: Talenti gelato, I really dig the pistachio one.
Coffee or Tea? And how do you take it? Both. I drink coffee in the mornings (black) but I am much more of a tea aficionado. I like the taste of coffee but don’t really care about it beyond ‘not Yuban,’ whereas for tea I get really into it!
Favorite Thing To Do On a Rainy Day: Curl up with a book or go for a hike in the rain. Some of my favorite memories are of being outdoors in the rain – so long as I don’t have to be somewhere, I don’t mind getting caught in it.
Favorite Movies: Inception, Back to the Future, Halloween, Last House on the Left
Favorite Books: This is mean and impossible. Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut is the only one I can name, but check out my favorites shelf for a few more.
One Item on Your Bucket List: Travel to every continent.
Scariest Thing Youโ€™ve Ever Done: I am the kind of person that likes to tackle things that terrify me; I find that often if I can overcome them or at least understand then I won’t be so scared. So naturally, I decided to take private pilot’s lessons to conquer my fear of flying! It was actually a lot of fun to learn how to fly a Cessna and it certainly has helped make me not a nervous flyer.
Fun Fact or Two: I have been stalked by peacocks in three countries. Birds hate me. I wrote one of my undergraduate honors theses on Battlestar Galactica.


Thank you so much, everyone, for following and interacting with my little corner of the internet! It means the world to me and I look forward to getting to know you all better in the future.

Leave a comment to tell me one fun fact about yourself!

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. foster advocate justice

    August 18, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    The fact that you have been stocked by birds in three countries is cracking me up. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:12 PM

      Oh man, do I have some STORIES I could share! It isn’t even just peacocks and it is freaking so bizarre. There was a time that I was literally chased by a seagull down a hill. lmao Thanks so much for stopping by!

      1. foster advocate justice

        August 20, 2018 at 2:41 PM

        Haha that is horrifyingly hilarious!

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          August 21, 2018 at 8:22 AM

          Maybe one day I will post a storytime, complete with pictures of my journal entry from that day. Because it’s hilarious.

          1. foster advocate justice

            August 21, 2018 at 2:59 PM

            That’s a good plan haha

  2. Siobhan @ Novelties

    August 18, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Such a great post and tag!

    Iโ€™m not alone when it comes to peacocks! I had one attack and stalk me, and I havenโ€™t trust the damn things since ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM

      OMG you are the only ever person that I have met that has been stalked by a peacock! they are so pretty but definitely are not to be trusted!

      1. Siobhan @ Novelties

        August 20, 2018 at 5:49 PM

        I know ๐Ÿ˜‚ it just seems to be my luck to be stalked by a rainbow bird. Iโ€™ll never trust those bastards near me again.

  3. Tammy

    August 18, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Love this! My first response to your answer about what to do on a rainy day would be “what rain?” since you live in California, but maybe you’re lucky enough to live in the north๐Ÿ˜

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:14 PM

      BAHAHAHA! I live in the wrong damn state for how much I love rain, I know! In San Diego it was like 30 days a year worth of drizzle, but we get a bit more rain up here in the Sacramento valley area.

  4. Colleen's Conclusions

    August 18, 2018 at 5:55 PM

    Congratulations on 300 followers again! ๐Ÿ˜€ And hey! You’re the first blogger I’ve met that’s older than me! I’m 30.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:14 PM

      Thank you so much, and *waggles cane at you* Get off my lawn! Just kidding.

  5. dragonsandzombies

    August 18, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    Aw I like this tag! I’m gonna steal it ๐Ÿ™‚
    That’s amazing, that you went for flying lessons! I’d be so scared. And LOL, birds can be vicious!! I remember when I was little, a swan wanted to pull a little girl into the lake. And we were followed by some as well once!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:15 PM

      YAY I am so glad that you stole it and I loved reading your answers!!!

      Swans (and geese) are the worst. (Actually all birds are the worst.) Flying lessons definitely was scary at first but it wound up being so cool!

  6. Meet the Blogger Tag – Dragons & Zombies

    August 18, 2018 at 8:32 PM

    [โ€ฆ] saw this Tag on Kaleenaโ€™s Blog, Reader Voracious. It was created by Bethany from Bibliophileโ€™s Binge and I liked it, so I stole it [โ€ฆ]

  7. Erin Eliza

    August 19, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    HOLY COW! Private pilot lessons!?! I would pee my pants for sure. and I’m not even a nervous flyer!

    Slaughterhouse-five has been on my tbr for like 11 years omg, lol trying to knock it off this year!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:21 PM

      GO BIG OR GO HOME, or so they say!

      You definitely should, it is such a lovely and truly weird little book – I credit it with my falling in love with science fiction.

  8. Carolina @fictionologyst

    August 20, 2018 at 1:37 AM

    Congrats on your 300 followers babe! I admire your courage for taking flying lesson despite you are a nervous flyer!!! You’re awesome!!! And I really want to travel to every continent too!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:26 PM

      THANK YOU so much, you are awesome too and yay for traveling the world!!!

  9. Kelly Brigid

    August 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    I love this post, Kaleena! Also, Inception is my favorite movie ever too! *high five* <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 21, 2018 at 8:23 AM

      Inception is SO GOOD! *horn blows*

      1. Kelly Brigid

        August 21, 2018 at 8:25 AM

        Iโ€™ve seriously watched it like 10 times and analyzed it for numerous essays. I love it so much! ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          August 21, 2018 at 8:27 AM

          ANALYZED FOR ESSAYS!? Kelly I knew that I loved you for a reason! I want to read those. And now I want to pop the dvd in and watch it again because it has been too long and I just got to work and cry

          1. Colleen's Conclusions

            August 21, 2018 at 9:21 AM

            @Kaleena Joseph Gordon Levett actually follows me on Twitter! I think I got his last wrong here but I fangirled when I saw the blue checkmark on his Twitter lol. I’ve had a crush on him since 10 Things I hate about you.

  10. Annemieke

    August 22, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    So cool you did your undergrad honors thesis on Battlestar Galactica.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 23, 2018 at 7:32 AM

      AHHH thank you! It was a labor of love, but I wound up really loving the end result!

  11. Norrie

    August 23, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    EEEE!!! Piloting sounds awesome! Also, well done on overcoming your fears <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ This is really great!

    Pistachio ice cream is really underrated. But when it's done well, it's soooo yumm ๐Ÿ™‚

    I once had a blue tit stalker. Tiny, but terrifying.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 23, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      Piloting was so much fun! I still get a bit nervous while flying but it is totally not a big deal anymore.

      I am convinced that birds are like spies.

      1. Norrie

        August 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM

        Omg, like in Hunger Games?? ๐Ÿ˜€ It could totally work!
        You know what my BF would say to this? “You read too much”. Like that’s a thing.

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          August 24, 2018 at 10:39 AM

          There is no such thing as reading too much hahahahaha

          1. Norrie

            August 24, 2018 at 12:45 PM

            Right?? Right??? ๐Ÿ˜€

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