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Blog Things
March 15, 2009 posted by Nikki

So Many Good Books…

So I’ve been reading a lot lately but thats nothing new. I read all the time, as much as I can. Lately, however, I’ve been inundated with an abundance of awesome books. I’ve been giving out five and four star ratings left, right and centre. Its good to see that the quality of books available to young adult readers is improving. I remember not too long ago, I’d standing in front of the YA shelf and scour its contents for an hour, reading blurbs and then placing the book back on the shelf. I’d pick up book after book after book and often I’d walk away empty handed. I’m having the opposite problem these days. I have to limit myself to one genre, or one section of the shelf because I end up walking out with an arm full of books (and let me say that my bank account does not appreciate that at all)

Kids seem to be reading more these days, don’t you think? We live in a technological age and so many people thought books were on the way out. It seems, though, that reading is back in vogue. Whenever I walk down the street these days, I almost always see a teenage girl with her nose buried in one of the Twilight books as she walks. I used to see the odd kid doing this with Harry Potter, but the madness seems to be much more widespread with the Twilight saga.

Do you think Twilight and Harry Potter are responsible for the newfound interest in reading amongst kids? I have my opinions, but I don’t have the answer. If they are responsible, I sure hope that these kids decide to broaden their reading horizons and check out all the other great titles that are popping up lately…

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your opinions.

Peace,

Nikki xoxo

The Book Fairy Paid Me A Visit…
Blog Things
February 9, 2009 posted by Nikki

The Book Fairy Paid Me A Visit…

Check out the books that have been pouring into my mailbox over the past few days!

But wait! There’s more…

And would you believe, just as I started posting this, the mailman knocked on my door with another four books. Pics for those to come soon!

Edit: I’ve just realised I included When Dogs Cry, Queen of Babble, and Everything Beautiful in the stack I photographed a few days ago. Whoops! My bad.

Blog Things
February 4, 2009 posted by Nikki

I thought you would want to know…

That I’ve been sitting on my bed reading Frostbite (the second Vampire Academy novel) for the last couple of hours, and – shock horror – I’m actually enjoying it.

I gave the first book a bad review and fans of the series have dragged me, kicking and screaming, over hot coals for it ever since. Followers of yaReads will know that to appease our members, it was my New Year’s resolution to read the rest of the series.

So here I am, preparing myself to eat my words, because everyone was right – the second one is so much better than the first.

Stay tuned for more Vampire Academy updates soon!

The Stack Grows…
Blog Things
February 4, 2009 posted by Nikki

The Stack Grows…

These have arrived in the last couple of days. Check it:

Those people that have been bugging me about reviews for the second and third Vampire Academy books, the wait it almost over! And look, Lament: A Faery Queen’s Deception. I am mucho excito about that one!

Special Delivery
Blog Things
January 28, 2009 posted by Nikki

Special Delivery

I received a book in the mail today called Skeleton Creek, by Patrick Carman. Check it out:

Carman calls it “cross platform storytelling” because he uses video footage, as well as text to tell his story. I haven’t started reading yet, but he assures me there are passwords offered to the reader throughout the text so you can access the required videos on Skeleton Creek’s website.

Personally, I think this is a really innovative concept and I can’t wait to start reading. Keep your eyes peeled for a review over the next few days.

Peace.

Blog Things
January 27, 2009 posted by Nikki

Like the Vampire Academy series?

Then check this out.

Author of the series, Richelle Mead, is running her first ever poll over on her blog. She wants to know if you like the name she chose for a new character in the next installment. The name, by the way, is Sydney. I’m a fan, but I’m an Aussie, so i’m probably a little biased.

What do you guys think? Click here to let her know.

Also, leave a comment, because we’re interested in your opinions too!