I accidently FORGOT to make my post yesterday, so I’m combining two today! The Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon is hosted by Reviewing Wonderland and takes place this week July 1-7. It’s not too late to sign up if you want to be involved!
Day One: Class Orientation
So, this is the part where I introduce myself. I am Jess, a Texas gal who fits the definition of book-obsessed. If you want to read all about me, visit my ‘About’ page on the right sidebar.
1. Where are you blogging from? East Texas, y’all.
2. Why did you start blogging/reading?
Well, this is a bit more in depth an answer than the first question. In first grade, I had a lot of trouble reading. I remember having to practice extra, which I hated because I didn’t like to not be good at something. But once I got the hang of it, I really took off. By second grade, I was reading at a 6th grade level and completely book obsessed. Again, see my About Me for just how obsessed I was.
I didn’t start seriously book blogging until this year. There are a lot of reasons I started, but the main one was wanting to share my reviews with my friends. I’m always telling people about this book or that, and I figured one dot com might be easier. Admittedly this has been one of the most awesome things I’ve done in a long while!
3. What are your favorite genres?
Pretty much I love young adult. Within that, I am obsessed with science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, coming-of-age, and what I call tough issues (suicide, death, mental illness, addiction, sexual abuse, etc.). I also enjoy contemporary & contemporary romance. Recently I’ve started reading New Adult books in these areas, and I’m enjoying watch this new category grow into its own. Oh, and I love memoirs, which is really different from these others, but there you go.
I have a tendency to read to match my mood, so some of these are likely to change.
Day Two: You’re the One That I Want
Today at the Summer Lovin’ read-a-thon we are discussing must have summer reads. I’m going to also refer you to my Top Ten Beach/Summer Reads and my Top Ten TBR Summer 2013 posts. I don’t have books that I read exclusively in the summer, but I DO have books that I read or try to read on an annual basis. Here are a few:
Harry Potter, Books 1-7
I honestly have no idea just how many times I’ve read this series. It is definitely something I make time to read each year. And each time I read the books, it is a completely new experience!
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Even though I hate how it ends, I still make this series a yearly read. It’s just too good not to!
I know, I know, technically this one isn’t finished yet, but I already know I will be reading this series each year for a long time!
So, what are some of your favorite summer reads?
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