Saturday, 17 September 2011

One last ramble of the day...

So, I need a bookcase!

I moved house earlier this year and so my books had a bit of a rough ordeal, having to be carted and boxed and shunted everywhere!  Sadly, they're still cooped up in a box, many haven't been read at all, hence why I've had no IMM posts for a while - plus the fact I haven't read much.  So, I decided to buy a bookcase, which is coming on Monday and hopefully that will be easy to put together!  Then, my lovely proud and beautiful books will have their proper space in my bedroom.  That being said, I have so many, I hope I can actually fit them all in!  

Oops, I haven't blogged in so long, I now have some sort of blogging-diarrhoea.  I'll be quiet now ;) 

N x

A ramble about YA...

I'm 22 and have always enjoyed reading.  The first book I read was The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - books captured my imagination from that moment on. 

I was introduced to the Young Adult genre a few years ago.  I was truely surprised at what I found!  I determined that people often bypass YA, they don't really appreciate or value it for its worth, as if it's not properly matured writing, when it definitely is!  Take for example, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, absolutely captivating and so intelligently, thoroughly written - with some of the most complex themes you can fathom, from dystopia to love, to familial obligation.  Then there's Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls series, a dually narrated tale of the struggles of a boy relegated to living part of his life as a wolf and the girl he loves.  Maggie's soothing, lyrical prose and realistic characters make the story so palatable and enjoyable.

Young Adult fiction can transcend so many themes - themes you don't often find in older fiction.

I don't care what anyone says and I don't care how old I am, YA fiction continues to produce some fantastic stories and authors and I'm proud to say I love it.

N x

A newly refurbished blog, with new pages and new stuff, but same old me :)

I started blogging about a year ago..

I used to blog about solely about Young Adult fiction, which was quite a passion of mine - but university work had to take precedence and so I sadly stopped a few months ago.  The book blogging world is a fantastic place - full of amazing readers and a great way to connect with authors too.  Sadly I've had little time for books over the past few months and so have decided to combine blogs and have just one blog, incorporating my other interests as well as book blogging.  I still love books and over my time off uni this winter (when I'll hopefully be off on my working holiday), I plan to read lots and get back in to the swing of the book world.  To all my followers on the Book Girl - I hope you'll still continue to follow me and I hope to get back in touch with you all on what's great in the YA book world.  Of course, my blogging will be more general now but I'll still be blogging about my favourite reads and hope you will too!

A big thanks for following my blog and I hopefully I'll talk to some of you soon!

Natty x