This is the fifth mini-challenge of the 2015 Love-A-Thon! The event is hosted by Alexa Loves Books and tons of blogs across the interwebs are participating, so hop around a lot and let people know what you think! See my other love-a-thon posts.
This is the final mini-challenge! Yay! (Except not yay, I'll be sad when the Love-a-Thon is over!)
This post is called High Fives, or five things I'm really excited about right now! I'm just doing one thing for each category, not sure if others are doing five for each, but that seemed like a lot for me!
Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I recently finished this one (review to come), and I love how Anderson crafts complicated and complex relationships between her characters. It also made me long for summer and to be back home on the farm instead of in New York City in the cold and ice. Yes, I would rather be on a farm. Even though it's cold there now, too. I'm dreaming of summer, y'all!
I know a TON of people are going to be shocked that I'm just now getting into her books. I was blown away by Breathe, Annie, Breathe, and I finally got an NYC library card, so I checked out Catching Jordan and am loving it. I'm 100% sure she's going to be an auto-watch author for me. I just don't have the space to auto-buy quite yet, but when I get settled, you can be sure she's on that list. (Side note, I went to link a review for BAB and realized I NEVER REVIEWED IT. That's a shocking moment for a blogger. Can't remember if I never reviewed a thing. Yikes.)
Are we really surprised? You can kind of tell based on the stuff appearing here, even. I started my life as a heavy high-fantasy reader, then switched to a gothic magic sort of vibe, then contemporary, then a brief dystopia phase when Mockingjay first came out and I was at camp, and it's been a smooth contemporary feel from there. Also, having left home and being in the snow makes me look for happy, sunny books. I just don't think I'm emotionally equipped to handle other stuff right now.
Mab is Mab
I follow a TON of blogs, and it took me a while to pick. I wanted to pick a lesser-known blog to give it some love instead of the big mainstream ones we all love (I still love you all just as much! I swear!). This girl's blog is amazing. Not only does she talk about books, but she also loves stationary and design, and she's participating in a Project Life challenge, so she's always got cool photos and snippets of things she's done throughout the week.
Go check out her blog!
Rifle Paper Co.
I'm going to make this one count as bookish stuff because it's paper! And they have a few of the really gorgeous editions of Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, etc.But I'm also really into stationary and mail (I do send handwritten letters quite a bit, and I love using quality stationary). I love this notepad they have featured!
Do you still write handwritten letters and send mail? What's your favorite genre to read? Do you mood read like I do hoping that the fictional beaches will replace all the snow?