It’s the first day of the Summer Lovin’ Readathon, which is the very first readathon for this blog! Hurray! Thanks to Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland for hosting and organizing this amazing readathon. Today’s post is a sort of get-to-know-you-better thing. So I get to talk a little bit about myself, Lacey, and my love for books, etc., so here we go!
Where are you from?
I’m from southern California, and… it’s not that hot outside for summertime. Although, to be honest, I’ve been stuck inside my house the whole day, so I can’t really tell whether or not it’s acutally that hot outside. Well, anyways, I’m Lacey, one of the reviewers for this blog (Catherine and Shirley are the other two girls. Hey guys!). I’m 17 years old, born in February, and I’ll be a senior in high school this fall. Super excited for that! I’m a quiet type of person, but that doesn’t really mean I’m shy. I’d just rather sit with close friends and have fun with them or sit in a quiet spot and read a book than go out in huge groups and do god knows what popular kids do. I’m trying to get my driver’s permit right now (yes I KNOW I’m 17 and SUPER late for that) but I’ve been lagging because it’s just so freaking boring. Books are my life, besides food, cute boys, and tumblr. I’m kind of sucky at this introducing-myself stuff, so I’ll just leave it at that.
What’s your favorite genre?
Hmm… this is pretty hard. I read a whole variety of genres, and I love different books from different genres, so I can’t say I have a specific favorite genre. I do know that I’ll read anything with romance. Hehe. I’m a total sucker for romances and happily-ever-afters. I used to be a sole lover of the young adult genre, but now I’m slowly migrating towards new adult and adult. Maybe it’s because I’m now pretty much the same age as the characters in young adult books, and they have such interesting/cool/fun/amazing lives and I’m living a perfectly boring one, and it’s making me feel like I should live in a dystopian world with different factions and have a hot guy with a number for a name as my boyfriend?
What got you reading?
Well, if Shirley were here in front of me, she’d be like, “Ahem, well I GOT THIS GIRL TO READ. YOU’RE WELCOME.” Oh yeah, and if you didn’t know, Shirley is my cousin, and yes, she was part of the reason why I got into reading. I think Shirley and I have had this discussion at least 7 times. I’m not sure why we keep debating who got whom to start reading, but whatever. (Yes, Shirl, I am eternally grateful to you for introducing me to books. Especially those Meg Cabot ones.) She’s probably the reason why I adore the romance genre. I also had a friend, basically my book buddy, in 6th grade, who got me into reading. And I’ve been reading ever since.
I’m going to try to read as many books as I can from my shelves, because I have a TON to get through. This summer is basically read-as-many-books-on-my-to-read-list-as-I-can time. I just started reading House Rules, so I’ll be finishing that up soon. I’ll read The Eternity Cure and The Moon and More after for sure, and if I have time, then Twisted Perfection and Forever Too Far.
So that’s my goal for the week! Hopefully I’ll have time to read all these books (probably not though). And that concludes Day 1 of the Summer Lovin’ Readathon!