About Us

Who are we?

Nicely Phrased is a mother & daughter (Adrienne & Emma) duo who love to read & review books.  We thought it would be fun to blog together not only to share our love for stories but also as a way to bond.  Our writing styles are definitely different.  We love the idea of offering our followers a choice between an adult perspective vs. a teen.  We don’t always review the same books however, on occasion we will.  We like to think of our reviews as journal entries although sometimes we veer off course and write reviews specific to what story we read.  We allow the story to speak to us.  Emma reads primarily YA, however she also enjoys YA paranormal, YA fantasy, and occasionally YA dystopian/utopian.  I prefer NA, adult fiction, romance incl. paranormal/fantasy, I also enjoy reading erotica and YA.  We enjoy participating in promotional events for books including, book cover reveals, teaser reveals, book spotlights, sales, interviews, as well as reviews.  We are always looking for debut authors, we love to read and promote their books.  Our hope at Nicely Phrased is that we can provide our readers honest and sometimes, hopefully funny reviews.





I’ve always loved to read and I devoured books as a child. I remember reading Nancy Drew, Judy Blume, and all of the Sweet Valley High books as well as all the classics like Little Women, Alice in Wonderland, and Tom Sawyer.  I continued my love affair for books well into my 20’s, reading Stephen King, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins-Clark, and Nora Roberts.  I fell in love with John Steinbeck.  But with the birth of my first child in 1994, I stopped reading so much.  It wasn’t until Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that I picked it back up again.  Even still I wasn’t devouring them.  Then one day (2012) I saw something on Facebook about Fifty Shades of Grey.  I had no clue what it was but everyone and I mean everyone was talking about it.  So I decided to read it and the rest is as they say…history.  My favorite books as of late are a toss up between Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and The Sea of Tranquility by Katya Millay.

I’m an Army brat.  I graduated from high school in Germany where I met my husband (we were 16).  I’m so fortunate to be married to my best friend.  We have 3 gorgeous kids and 2 precocious cats, Pika and Chewie!  Let’s see…I like wine.  I love to read. I like to be challenged.  I hate brussel sprouts.  I’m very shy.  I’ve lived in Hawaii, Washington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, England, Virginia, Germany, and California.  I like wine.   I collect angels.  I make cheesecakes and sometimes sell them.  I hate commercials.  My favorite vacation was to Italy when I was 17.  I love history.  I like wine.  I love to travel.  My favorite color is red.  I’ve been to many countries in Europe including; France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, and Lichtenstein.  My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.  I like wine.  I will watch any Harry Potter movie every time it’s on.  I’m addicted to Game of Thrones.  I always wanted to go to Spain.  I’ve never sky-dived and I never will.  I’m petrified of hot air balloons.  My biggest baby was 10lb 12oz.  I made my husband a Star Wars scrapbook once.  I’m allergic to tropical fruits.  I’ve never been to Disney World.  I’ve been in a 6.8 earthquake (no fun).  My dad used to tell everyone that Bob Barker was his uncle, he isn’t.  I like wine.


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I don’t really remember when my obsession with reading started.  I remember being little and always checking out books from the school library, and although most of them were books about dogs and their well-being, I was always interested.  As I got older I started reading Harry Potter, and from there I pretty much read anything I could get my hands on.

I’m going into high school.  I have a binder that I keep all my writing in which includes very large quantities of quotes.  I spend 95% of my time on the internet.  I’m a little obsessed with Demi Lovato. I sat on stage literally 5 feet away from her and then proceeded to stand in the rain for three hours waiting to see if she would come take pictures. I’m protective over people/things that I like.  I listen to a lot of different music but I have to admit that a majority of it is either rap or bands. I’d include Demi but that would be silly.  I’m a very picky eater.  My favorite color is green.  My best friend is a year ((and a half)) younger than me. I don’t always play well with others.  I’m also extremely quiet. I’ve played soccer pretty much my whole life.  I feel as if my thoughts are deeper than my verbal words.  I really can’t write poetry. I love the beach but I rarely ever go. I’d like to learn French. I used to have really long hair. I have something called P.O.T.S, so I ended up missing half of 6th grade and all of 7th. I just went to my first concert ((The Jonas Brothers)). I don’t think I’ve ever screamed so loud. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I want a capybara. I’d like to write a book before I’m 18. I’ve dyed my hair 4 times. I’ve just gotten my first cartilage piercing, and when I can convince my dad I’ll be getting my lip pierced. It WILL happen. Chocolate is my one and only.

If you have any questions, feedback, ideas or suggestions, we would love to hear from you so please send us an email at nicelyphrasedbookblog@gmail.com




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