I’ve had a personal blog for a couple of years and I decided that this year I wanted to make my blog more of a priority and wanted to write more book reviews. So after a lot of brainstorming, I decided to go ahead and make this blog, which will mostly be book reviews, with a few memes thrown in for good measure.
A bit about me (you can read more by clicking “About Me” in the menu bar at the top of the site): I am a married thirty-something, and I have a young son. I am a stay-at-home mom, but I once (well, twice actually) went to college and somehow got a Bachelor’s degree in English, emphasis on Creative Writing (and the second time I was just shy of getting a second Bachelor’s in Sociology). I love to read, and I also love to write fiction. I participate in NaNoWriMo each year (If you haven’t heard of it, and you like to write fiction, click on that link now! You’ll thank me!) and my 2010 NaNo novel is still currently my Work In Progress (although I do a lot more brainstorming about it than actually writing, because I have currently have two ways to go with it and I’m not sure which direction I want to go). (I also seem to really love parentheses. Can you tell?)
I recently fell in love with Young Adult books. I’ve loved Harry Potter for years (and I’m a big HP nerd, FYI – I can talk about it for hours!) but just in the past couple of years I’ve started reading other YA novels. Some of my favorites (besides the Harry Potter series, which I consider to be the Holy Grail of books) are The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, and all of John Green’s books. I’ve also loved quite a few of the first books in some new series, like Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Across the Universe by Beth Revis, and Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.
I also read “adult” books from time to time, and some of my favorites are The Wicked Years series by Gregory Maguire, the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, and the MaddAddam series by Margaret Atwood. I’m also in a book club and we read a wide variety of books.
So this blog will probably weigh heavily on YA novels, with others thrown in here and there. I’ll participate in a few memes as well from time to time. I also hope to have a giveaway sometime this year, so be on the lookout for that!
Thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope you enjoy it!
Jessie MarieJanuary 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm
Woohoo, congrats on starting the new blog! I'm very excited to see where you're headed (great name by the way) (I love parentheses, too) and can't wait to read your reviews! Happy Blogging! : )