Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015
|Me at PPL YA Fest!|
A few weeks ago I found out that some of my favorite authors where going to PPL YA Author Fest so I asked my mom if she would take me, and she said yes! Yesterday me and my mom hopped into the car, drove about three and a half hours to Pickerington, Ohio. At First we went to Pickerington High School, and then shortly realized that we went to the wrong high school. Did you know that there are two different Pickering High Schools? There's regular old Pickerington High School, and then there's Pickerington NORTH High School. Realizing that we weren't where we were supposed to be, my mom and I re-hopped into the car and drive 15 more minutes to Pickerington North High School and to PPL YA Author Fest. When we arrived we were directed to the Field House for Opening Remarks and a brief introduction by one of my favorite authors, Cinda Williams Chima! She wrote The Warrior Heir series and The Seven Realms series, I haven't read any of the Seven Realms series yet, but I read the first two of The Warrior Heir series and I loved them! So I was so excited to see her and hear her life story.
|Authors Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon, and Edith Pattou|
|Authors Vicki Leigh, Mindee Arnett, and Cinda Williams Chima|
|New Books and Goodies!|
There you have it, my first adventure through a book fest. I hope you enjoyed this longish post about my book adventure. So, until next time drink some coffee, love a cat, watch out for those feels, and dive into a good book you cant read!
Thursday, July 23, 2015
So you might be asking yourself, 'then what kind of fiction do you read?' And here's your answer; I tend to read YA fiction. There's just something about the YA style that I like. I also read YA, because most movies today a based off of YA books. For example; Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, Vampire Academy, City of Bones, and The Maze Runner, are all YA books that made it to the big screen. I just love see books come to life right before my eyes, but most movies never live up to the book's expectations. Movies just make visualizing 'the big picture', like characters and plot lines, a lot easier. And movies also give a HUGE shout out to the author and the entire fandom.
So you know I like YA fiction, and there are many different genres to choose from when talking about books in general. And throughout the years I've learn that my two favorite genres are, Fantasy and Sci-fi/Sci-tech. We've all had our Lord of the Rings days, and ever since I read the series back in 7th grade, I've loved fantasy. Some of my favorite fantasy books/series are Throne of Glass, Eragon, Red Queen, The Whisper of The Fallen, Doon, and Graceling. Fantasy uses that right amount of magic and supernatural phenomena that just has me head over heels. And just like we've had our Lord of the Rings days, we've also had our Star Wars and Star Trek days. I got into sci-fi when I was in 8th grade, and have loved it ever since. Some of my favorite sci-fi/sci-tech reads are Fire in The Woods, Alienated, The 5th Wave, These Broken Skies, The Host, and Cinder. I love aliens, and like how authors can do anything they want with sci-fi/sci-tech.
So there you have it, you now know what kind of books I read, my favorite genres, and where my whole reading journey started. Now, enough about me. What about you? What kind of books do you read? What's your favorite genres? And who are some of your favorite authors? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.
Until next time, drink some coffee, love a cat, watch out for them feels, and dive into a good book you cant wait to read!