29 April 2011

Follow Friday (8)

(I have no idea what all the “8”s are about…like, seriously…#8 for Teaser Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday as well…creepy…)

Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View.

If this is your first time stopping by Le Blog, then let me introduce myself!  I’m Amelia!  *insert wild waving here*  I’m a teen with a somewhat pathetic obsession with books—and that they remain in perfect, store-bought condition.  (I mean, I’m a sucker for a well-loved book as much as the next person, but you dog ear my pages and you are in Trouble.)

Here at Le Blog, I review almost every book I read (unless I’m a slacker and never get around to writing up a review—which rarely happens, I promise.  There are only TWO books to this day that I haven’t reviewed yet…).  And I read mostly urban fantasy (stuff like the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater and the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl) and medieval fantasy (stuff like the always awesome Seven Realms novels by Cinda Williams Chima and the late-coming Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini).  But I read some sci-fi.  I absolutely LOVE the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.  And I’ll pick up any YA book of Rick Riordan’s.

That’s not to say I don’t read contemporary, though.  Just not as much.  But I own almost all of Sarah Dessen’s novels (I don’t own Dreamland—talk of an abusive boyfriend kinda freaks me out and makes me just a wee bit paranoid).  I also love contemporaries liiiiike…Kieran Scott (I Was a Non-Blond Cheerleader), Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls—I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You), Julia Hoban (Willow) and John Green (Looking for Alaska).

Long list, yes.  BUT!  I also read a few adult series.  (Seriously, only, like, two.  I have a very chaste mindset…sorta.)  My favorite series in the whole wide world (besides Harry Potter, duh) is the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.  (Includes Moon Called, Blood Bound and Iron Kissed)  Love, love, LOVE that series.  But I only own the first three…Yeah, that’s kind of annoying.  I also picked up a new adult series that came highly recommended and that is the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent.  (Includes Stray, Rogue, Pride)  And technically…Maria V. Snyder’s Study series is for adults but it is TOTALLY appropriate for young adults too.  (Includes Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study)  And I own all of Maria V. Snyder’s books too.

Okay.  Enough listing.

Besides books (is there such a thing?), I am a graphic designer.  All the graphics on my blog were made by yours truly.  I am also a struggling writer (meaning I’m in that endearing stage where I can’t get past the first thirty pages). 

If allll of that hasn’t scared you away, then do stay awhile and look around. :)

Happy Friday!