About

Last updated June 24, 2021

About the Blogger

doodle avatarHello and welcome to my book blog!

I’m Isabelle (she/her): Taiwanese-American, demibisexual, autistic, nerdfighter, barista, paralegal student. In college/uni I majored in Linguistics and minored in Business & Technical writing. Also, I’m a Capricorn ♑ and about 50/50 INFJ-T/INFP-T.

My favorite genres are fantasy and contemporary (mostly YA and non-erotic NA), memoir/ biography, and poetry; but I’ll read almost anything that sounds interesting. Though I don’t always finish; I DNF quite frequently. I’m particularly interested in works that include diverse characters and/or address social issues — especially for the AAPIBIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or neurodivergent communities; ownvoices is ideal, but authors aren’t required to out themselves.

About the Blog

This blog was launched as BookwyrmBites in November 2018. However, BookwyrmBites — while unique and hopefully memorable — never quite felt like me. So at the end of 2019, I decided to rebrand! Since I love foxes, a good pun, paying homage to my East Asian heritage, and intersectional feminism, Nine Tale Vixen seemed like a perfect match. 

My content is focused primarily on books, secondarily on my other interests — writing (both original fiction and fanfiction), baking, planning (bullet journaling), and more — and it’s important to me that this brand contains room to grow and change, specific to me rather than a particular niche.

Nine Tales

So many stories have changed the way I think and write, but in keeping with my brand, here are nine that really stand out:

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
  3. Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  4. Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco
  5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  6. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  7. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  9. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry