About me, Alexis M.

Firstly, my name is Alexis. I want to say hello to all you book lovers and book lovers to be AND hello world travelers and passion seekers! If you haven’t guessed yet, I am all of these things. I love to read, I love going new places and I am definitely a passion seeker. If you want to get to know a little bit more about who I am and what this blog is about then keep reading! I want to start with some fun facts about me:

Fun Facts

  1. My favorite season is fall because it has the best holidays (including my birthday), the best colors, the best activities, the best smells, and so much more
  2. I’m allergic to absolutely nothing if you can believe it
  3. My next trip is to Europe for school (can you guess where in Europe?)
  4. I am the eldest child in my family, and a twin
  5. My favorite color is…(drum roll please) purple

Hidden Talents

Well, they aren’t really hidden as my talents are very visual. I love to draw and paint and I would say I’m not half bad at doing them either. I am also working on writing a few books as well (I’d consider that talent wouldn’t you?).

These talents of mine are simply my hobbies. I have fun and I can only get better the more that I do it. Keep reading to see what I really want to do with my life!

My Dream Occupation

Put simply, a neuroscientist. I am a nerd and proud of it! I found my love for science when I was in the first grade and would read science books during indoor recess.Neuroscience lover-Purple Shelf Club

I actually wanted to be a scientist when I grew up, I just didn’t know their were so many different kinds of scientists. Later, when I was around 14 I found Psychology and fell in love. One of my goals was to get the DSM V and I actually have it now which is amazing!

But, just as before, I wasn’t aware of everything you could do with a Psychology degree. Right before I applied to go to college I discovered the field of neuroscience. And it was only because I was doing google searches about psychology degrees!

Once again, I fell in love and I have been ever since. I have obtained my bachelor’s degree and will be attending graduate school in the fall of 2020 to my MRes in Neuroscience. I don’t think I could be any more excited (and a little nervous).

My future goal is be a Professor at a University and/or own my own research firm. Either way I am conducting research! For now, I am a blogger and I am loving it so far because I can talk about all the things I love to do. I really do hope that you find interest in the books I discuss, the places I visit, and everything in between. 

The Purple Shelf club

The Purple Shelf Club is a blog I created to serve as a community of bookworms, travel bugs, and passion seekers. Every comment is read, so don’t be shy! My mission is to get more people to read and experience world’s that otherwise would not be seen. Here you will see book reviews of all genre’s by new and old, famous, and up and coming authors!  I also love to travel so I will be posting my adventures and sharing the world (and my world) with you through a screen. 

How Did The Purple Shelf Club Come To Be?

The short answer is covid, boredom, and interest. I was out of a job at the height of covid. Because of the timing of not having a job and starting school across seas in just a couple of months, I decided to start a blog in May 2020. I wanted to blog about the things that interested be because otherwise, it didn’t seem like much fun. So, I started by blogging about books. Now, I have realized I want to talk about a little bit more. I have now included travel, neuroscience, and blogging into the mix and I am having so much fun with it!

Why Is There A Cat At The Top Of My Blog?

This is a really easy answer I promise. Originally, I was going to put an owl where the cat is but my little kitten passed away too soon and I wanted her to be with me always. So, even though she wasn’t purple, I put the cat as a symbol to her. I hope you like it as much I do!

Author Quotes I Love

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.

Lemony Snicket

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Work With Me?

Good, because I can’t wait to work with you. You got the chance to get to know a little bit about me and my blog. You can learn more by checking out my blog and seeing what my writing style is like. You can learn even more through my work with me page and my services page. Let’s connect!

Services for authors

I provide two services for authors. I am a beta reader and developmental editor. I would love to work with you but rather than speak for myself, I will let others do the talking for me. See what others say about my work to the right—>

Nicole Rivers

The review was really thorough with plenty of critiques regarding unclear plot elements, confusing sentence structure, grammatical corrections, and suggestions for things that should be researched and/or change. The dialogue and characters were analyzed to make sure everything flowed naturally, and there was a brief summary provided at the end of each chapter to let me know if the pacing felt fast/slow, if the individual chapter was engaging, etc. There were predictable sections in the narrative pointed out to me as well as comments on surprising parts. It was great feedback that let me understand my story through the reader’s eyes. I would definitely use this service again!


Hugely appreciated Alexis’ work! She provided timely and engaging feedback, which looked at my craft, characters and plot. Her particular emphasis on ensuring reader interest and keeping my chapters fast-paced really will step up my writing. She left comments on predictable and surprising situations alike. Would absolutely recommend.

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