Friday, June 24, 2011

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“When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?”

I realized it a young age. My father read to me a lot when I was real little, starting as a baby, and then he began teaching me how to read on my own when I was three and four years old.  When I began asking for books, and started my collection, at around the age of six, instead of toys... I believe that's when realization struck that reading and books were going to be a huge part of my life from then on. I started writing when I was around nine and ten years old, only driving my passion deeper. :)


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Q: In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer… let’s talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

One of my favorite fairy tales has always been The Little Mermaid (the orginal one). But I also love Alice in Wonderland as well. ;)
When it comes to stories that revolve around the fae, I have two favorites and it's hard for me to choose between the two- so don't ask me to do that! Haha! I love both the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr and The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.
Reading stories that revolve around the fae are some of my favorite reading material actually. I've read a bunch, and many have made it to my favorites' list. Melissa Marr, Julie Kagawa, Holly Black, Janni Lee Simner, Richelle Mead, etc. Also, I definitely can't forget an old favorite: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of reading this species. There's so many different varieties... as well as ways you can shape them and mold them in writing for a unique experience. :)

Happy Friday!!



  1. I wished I'd realized that I enjoy reading when I was younger. I always feel like I have to catch up.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  2. When did I first realize I loved reading? I wish I could prove a pre-natal predilection towards books but my memories don’t stretch back quite that far.

    The earliest memories I can recall involved books. First having them read to me then reading them on my own the minute I had the ability.

    Books have been a major part of my life ever since. My passion for the written word knowing no bounds, I started writing books on top of reading them about ten years ago.

    Want to know what my favorite childhood book was? Hop on over to my blog and find out:

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  3. Hi! New follower here :D
    Please, feel free to pass by my blog, follow and don't forget to enter in my first giveaway!
    This is my FF:



  4. The Little Mermaid has to be one of my favorites too. Thanks for sharing! Here's my hop:
    Happy reading and have a lovely weekend!

  5. Hopping through. I haven't read Holly Black's faerie books but I love her other books. Definitely will have to pick them up.
    My Hop

  6. Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday Hop. I'm a new follower.
    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  7. New follower here!! That's awesome that your dad got you into reading. My story is kind of the same, only it was my mom who got me into books and taught me to read. I definitely agree with you, I LOVE The Little Mermaid too! I didn't use to like Alice in Wonderland very much when I was younger, but now that I'm older I appreciate it a lot more. And I have The Iron Fey series as my answer too!

  8. Thank you everyone for the comments and follows! :) Don't worry, I'm going to be visiting back. ;)

    @Alison That's funny about Holly Black. Her faerie books are the only ones I've read (so far), the first I've read from her writing actually.. and I looovee them. :) I've heard many wonderful things about her new series though- The Curse Workers- and plan to pick that up very soon as well. I know she's a great writer.

    @Jamie- That's awesome! And I love meeting fellow Iron Fey fans, too! ;) ^^



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