Oops, this is late! School has been quite busy, which is why I’ve been a bit quiet lately. I’m still reading, though!
Genevieve – how do you know that it’s my real name? Because I can spell it easily and quickly, not that you know that based on simply reading it, but it doesn’t really matter – I know if I’m telling the truth, obviously.
The good ol’ (well, sometimes – everything has its issues, obviously) US of A. I’m not going to get more specific than that.
It’s a long and kind of convoluted story. Back in middle school, maybe early high school, I got into the graphics-making game on Neopets, and slowly learned about other websites such as Freewebs. I worked on my graphics-making and HTML skills before also getting into the reviewing game (I probably stumbled upon one in all my time on the internet) on Freewebs. I quickly got frustrated with that format and then moved over to Livejournal. Finally, I moved here, where I’ve been blogging on and off every since. It doesn’t sound that long now that I write this, but I’m sure I could tell it in a longer way.
My graphic website was “The Listening,” based off of a song called “The Listening” by Canadian singer Lights. When I was trying to come up with a title for my book blog, I wanted it to match, so I went with The Reading. When I moved to Livejournal, though, that username was already taken, so I added the “shelf.”
Contemporary, for sure. According to my tags, I have 155 Contemporary-related posts, with Paranormal coming in 2nd place (93) and Mystery in 3rd (73).
I haven’t been posting all that many reviews lately, really. Instead, I’ve doing various discussion posts and talking about my writing. I try to keep everything remotely book-related, but that’s a wide scope in my mind.
This picture says it all – Meg Cabot liked and retweeted my link to my review of Royal Wedding! I immediately sent a screenshot to my sister to show off.
That we all love books, and that there are so many ways to love and talk about and just generally be all about books!
There are plenty of great books that just need to get out already.
These were all published in the last year or so, but I still haven’t gotten around to them – that will hopefully change sometime in the next few months or so.
I discovered this book back when I was little and still love it, and I just think it’s the type of book that everyone needs to read, no matter what their age, because it works for everyone.
I just want to be friends with Gigi and her two BFFs, Neerja and Bea. They’re like a bit more glamorous version of my friends.
I’m not going to pick – I would be quite happy with Suze or Jesse
Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley would be great with or without magic – they’re awesome either way. Evie O’Neill also has magic on her side, but she’d be both resourceful and a breath of lighthearted humor in the midst of whatever apocalyptic things might be happening. I’m going with Suze Simon again because she’s awesome and I’m currently rereading The Mediator, and I feel bad with not mentioning Ruby Oliver yet, so she gets to join the squad as well!
I love writing and other general creative things – for instance, I am loving this sudden adult coloring book thing, and am definitely taking advantage of it.
I’ll shop for clothes if I’m in the mood, but that doesn’t happen all the time. I’m much more likely to enjoy shopping for shoes, but again, I don’t do it all the time. I do, however, spend a bit too much money on office supplies, such as colorful pens, awesome notebooks, and other awesome things that I obviously need.
Oh God, this is hard to pick, so I’m going with two songs – only “Mother and Father” would be likely to play at a party, but whatever.
I’m sorry to keep repeating myself, but how awesome would this book? So much snark and sarcasm, the gorgeous locale, and general Suze-and-Jesse-ness!
I Googled “amazing home library,” and this one stood out, mainly because I’ve seen it before and loved it. I wouldn’t have the disturbing dead head on the wall, but I just love the way it fits into the unusual shape. I would totally get one of those cool ladders and fill the room with plenty of places to comfortably sit and read.
Either Meg Cabot or J.K. Rowling – or them together! I can’t even imagine what that would be like, but I’m sure it would be amazing.