Friday, September 17, 2010

There's a Worm in my Bedroom!!!

Today, I would like to talk to you about books.

I love to read. Like, love it. It's one of my favorite pastimes. I can spend a whole afternoon curled up in bed, reading a book. I can start a book in the morning and stay up till the very next morning just to finish it. Some books I put down and digest for awhile, other books, once I start, I just can't stop.

As you can see, I've added a widget to my blog up above (in about a week, I will move it to the bottom of the blog, but for now, it's up top so you can all see it easier). This is a list of all the books I have ever read. I am extremely anal, and I love lists. So my goal is to create a list of every book I've ever read. Now, I know that my shelf doesn't have everything I've ever read. The problem is that I have a hard time remembering titles. But it's a good start.

My favorite books tend to be YA/Teen books. Yeah, yeah, I'm in my 20s, I should be reading "adult" books..... but I like the younger books because there's less thinking. It's easier for me to escape into their world and not have to think about the "symbolism" of things. Plus, they tend to be a lot less stressful. Adult books use real life situations, which I'm trying to escape from when I read. DOn't get me wrong, I love adult books too (Some of my favorites are On Fortune's Wheel, My Sister's Keeper, and The Forgotten Garden) but YA books will always hold a special place in my heart.

My favorite genre of books though has got to be fantasy. What can I say- write a YA book about dragons, wizards, creatures, demons, gods, or aliens, and I will probably read it. I love that there's a mystery element that can change the whole game, yet, they're just normal people like you and me. I love the Eragon series, and hell, I am obsessed with the Harry Potter world. As a kid, the first book I got seriously attached to was the Animorphs series- yes, I own (still) all 64 books, and would run to the bookstore once a month when they came out. After Animorphs, I moved on to Applegate's other book series- EverWorld and Remnants- and thus, my fantasy addiction today.

As time goes on, I might write some blog posts about some of my favorite/least-favorite books. But for now, check out my shelfari book shelf!! Have you read any of the same books as me? Do you like/dislike those books? Do you have a shelfari account/willing to get one? If you do, let me know your username!! I want to add more friends onto my account (I only have 2 right now). What are some of your favorite books? Do you like to read?


1 comment:

  1. Aww I like your bookshelf!! Although we have COMPLETE different preferences in books except I have read Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and I kindof thought I was the only person who read that. What a relief haha. I like to read the young adult books too which you know because we have gone to the library with each other. I am into the sappy books or the gossipy books at the moment. I have been reading a crap ton of Nicholas sparks and jodi picoult. I have also been reading the gossip girls series. I wouldn’t recomment the nick sparks books unless you want to develop a complex like I have. I mean these people meet in the books and within a couple of chapters they are in love and married with a baby on the way. Then someone always has to die. Its just dumb because I base my relationship on these books and it gives me false hopes. The gossip girls series is just fun haha. Its all about bitchy rich people being dramatic about stupid little issues. I get a laugh outta it that’s for sure.