Sunday, July 31, 2011

In My Mailbox #1

This is my first IMM post! It's not very long. I only received one book this week.

Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner (Thanks Random Buzzers!)

This book looks really interesting. It is the sequel to a book called Bones of Faerie, which I haven't read yet. I'll have to hold off on reading this until I can get the first book in the series. That's What I got in my mailbox this week! What did you get in yours?

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Summer I Learned To Fly by Dana Reinhardt

Synopsis (From Goodreads): Drew's a bit of a loner. She has a pet rat, her dead dad's Book of Lists, an encyclopedic knowledge of cheese from working at her mom's cheese shop, and a crush on Nick, the surf bum who works behind the counter. It's the summer before eighth grade and Drew's days seem like business as usual, until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy in the alley named Emmett Crane. Who he is, why he's there, where the cut on his cheek came from, and his bottomless knowledge of rats are all mysteries Drew will untangle as they are drawn closer together, and Drew enters into the first true friendship, and adventure, of her life.

This was an excellent book. The story was very well crafted. I loved how the little details (the Book of Lists, the cheese shop, Drew's pet rat) are what really gave the story heart. Character and plot development are very important to me, and Dana Reinhardt excelled in both with this novel. This is the first book I've read by Dana Reinhardt, but I definitely want to check out what else she has to offer. This is a great summer read. I highly recommend it!

You can order The Summer I Learned To Fly here.

Weekly Geeks: Literary Awards Edition

I've decided to do a meme! Weekly Geeks sounds fun and I think it will be a great edition to the blog. The theme this week is about literary awards. I don't particularly pay attention to literary awards. I have read several Newberry Award winning books, my favorite being The Giver by Lois Lowry. I have also been really interested in reading more books that have won the Michael L. Printz Award since reading Looking For Alaska by John Green, which won the Printz Award back in 2006. What are your favorite award winning books? What are your favorite literary awards? let me know in the comments! 

Happy Reading!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Brief Introduction

Hi, my name is Jared. I have always enjoyed reading, so I have now decided to start blogging about it. I read a lot of YA, so I have decided to focus my blog on that particular genre. I hope you all enjoy!