Hi guys! Can you believe that it’s July 1st already? I mean, July?! Come on! (I’m sort of upset because that means I only have one month and three weeks of vacation left.)
Anyways, hi, I’m Kelly from Effortlessly Reading and I’m one of the many brilliant hosts for the Summer Lovin’ Readathon!
I’m from NYC, aka New York City, as most of you know. I love New York City because it has tons of awesome bookstores ranging from Books of Wonder (aka where I attend most book signings in NYC) to Strandbooks! If you’re a book lover in NYC, you have to check out Strandbooks. Most of the books there are so cheap – $5 for paperbacks and $9 for hardcovers.
Also, if you are planning on attending BEA next year, don’t be afraid to chat me! I’ll love to show you around!
As a child, I’ve always loved to read. I’m not sure if you guys remember or if you guys have this thing, but in my elementary school, teachers will always give us some type of yearly book challenge where we have to read 25 books that year/grade. Guess what? By November (in NYC the school year starts at the beginning of September), I’ve already read 31 books. I was a beast. Honestly, I think my English teacher was scared of me.
Freshmen year at high school though, I dropped reading for Maplestory. (I’m sure plenty of you know that evil, time-consuming and money-wasting game.) I recently picked back my reading hobby junior year of high school, trying to quit my horrible habit of Maplestory gaming, where I first learned about book blogs. I was shocked book blogs even existed. Senior year of high school, I started blogging because I was frustrated – I’ve read tons of books before freshmen year and remembered I liked most of them, but the question I couldn’t answer was why I liked them. I started blogging because I wanted to keep track of all the books I’ve read and why I liked or disliked them. Simple enough right?
My favorite genre is the Young Adult genre. He he he, I know that’s cheating because the Young Adult genre has so many genres in itself. If I was forced to pick one specific genre, I’ll say that my favorite genre is probably the Paranormal genre. I will normally say that the Horror genre is my thing, but there are so few good horror books out these days. Sadly, Contemporaries aren’t really my thing and all dystopian novels ever since The Hunger Games has been disappointing me lately. Why is that?
Now enough about me. Let’s talk about all the books I’m planning on reading this week!
I’m already 50% finished with This Song Will Save Your Life – I had to stop reading it for awhile for Amber from Books of Amber‘s Debut A Thon. Guys, this book is so damn good.
I was planning on reading Reboot the Debut A Thon, but I only read one book for it and Reboot wasn’t it. -sobs-
I’ve already read Shadow and Bone in the past – and disliked it. This time I’m doing a re-read of it. Hopefully I’ll like it a lot more than the first time.
Now time for today’s Challenge Post! Tamara from Shelf Addiction is hosting today’s challenge: Teaser Tidbits!
This challenge requires you to share a snippet about the book you’re currently reading – only there would be no spoilers.
- Grab the book you’re currently reading (or recently read).
- Open to a random page.
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page NO spoilers allowed! Choose passages void of spoilers. The goal is to entice, yet not ruin the book for others!
- Share the title & author, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!
- Last and but not least, link up your post here.
I will use This Song Will Save Your Life for this challenge!
Told in a refreshingly genuine voice, This Song Will Save Your Life is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.
My Teaser Tidbit:
There are some people who want to win at whatever they do, even if the things they do are not the sort of things one wins at.
I am one of those people. (ARC 106)
And that’s all for today! (: