Saturday, April 28, 2012

A nerd post

Anyone who knows me knows that I love all things hair, makeup, nails, skincare, etc. I also love crafty stuff like sewing, quilting, painting & refinishing furniture, and I dabble in scrap booking. However, I've failed to include another of my favorite hobbies in my blog so far and I think it's time to let you in on my secret:

I'm a nerd

A book nerd. I love to read, especially young adult fiction. Yep. I'm that girl. I'm the 27 year old married mom who will drag her kids to the teen section of the library while all of the real teens sit & stare at me from their laptops.

Some of my favorite books & series include the following (feel free to laugh if you want. I've accepted it).

Harry Potter by JK Rowling.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater.

The Fallen series by Lauren Kate.

These are just a few of my favorites and my to-read list grows every day. These are my go-to's when someone says "do you know any good books I should read?" I own most of these and I'd say over half of them are being lent out to friends right now...I just love lending a great book. I don't even wait for friends to ask anymore. If you come over to my house and we start talking about books, chances are I will grab a stack of them and force you to take them home and read them.

Why?
I thoroughly enjoy hearing other people excitedly talk about the characters and stories that they've read and grown to love. I know how happy I get when I can curl up with a good book and get lost in the story for hours. I've sat & obsessively read a book in 12 hours and then had to wait an entire year for the 2nd & 3rd books to come out (Hunger Games). I know what it's like to sit up at 3 in the morning with a tiny book light and weep over your favorite character dying. (Harry Potter!) I've even boycotted books before, trying to tell myself "I'm not reading that...it's stupid," only to finally give in and read an entire series in a week and then kick myself for being so behind with the times (Twilight). 

Sharing a good book is definitely something that brings me a lot of joy. Regardless of what type of book it is that you decide to pick up and read, good for you. Read it! It's better than that rerun of Jersey Shore that's on tonight, I promise.

So what are some of your favorite books? Have you read any of my favorites?

You can also follow me on Goodreads...I'd love to see what you're reading!

4 comments:

  1. The Host and the last 3 series are all on my to-read list and I've heard sooo many good things about them. YA is my go-to genre. I find them the easiest to read and you really can't go wrong with fantasy either - wizards, witches, weres, vampires, fae, angels, etc.

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  2. I was a little wary of Vampire Academy because I automatically thought "Twilight Ripoff" or someone just trying to cash in on the vampire craze, but I was pleasantly surprised. I like the author's writing style & I just read the first book in the VA spin off & it was GREAT. Shiver, Linger, & Forever are just amazing...I cried reading each of them. They were super duper sweet.

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  3. you need need need neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to read maria v snyders books!!! the study series and the glass series. now. do it. youll love them.

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  4. Ok Kayleigh...looking into that now! Thanks :)

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