My Life as a Reader

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My Life as a Reader

Module 1: Introductions

I read The Chronicles of Narnia and The Boxcar Children series growing up and loved them, but the first series of books I remember being OBSESSED with was The Time Quintet by Madeline L'Engle. I poured over those books like they held all the answers to questions I hadn't thought to ask yet but desperately wanted to know. Those books are actually the reason I developed a love of stargazing. I still find myself rereading them from time to time, particularly my favorite, A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

My mother earned her teaching degree while I was in elementary school. She always made arrangements for me whenever she had a night class or needed to study, but I liked going with her to the university's library. I used to set up camp at 398.2 and fell asleep hidden in the stacks reading fairy tales.

The Start of a Lifelong Obsession With Libraries

My Life As a Reader

My First Series

At the age of fifteen, I stumbled on what I consider to be my first Young Adult novel.Please understand that even as I type this, I am actively cringeing. The book was Twilight, and I thought it was amazing. That part I'm not proud of, but it did spark a love for other YA books that I still carry with me ten years later. In any bookstore and any library, those are almost always the books I'm drawn to first.

My First YA Novel

I think book trailers are an interesting concept as far as incorporating mixed media into a reading environment. Often they're produced by the authors themselves as a way to generate interest for new works. This isn't the best example of one I've seen, but it's about my all time favorite book, Daughter of the Forest. If you are a fan of Irish folklore, I highly suggest picking this one up.

Right after my graduation from UGA, I found that I was a little unsure of what to do with myself.I had an English degree and a passing score on the GACE, but turns out that will only get you so far. Luckily for me I took a job at a public library, and fell in love with it. I'm pursuing my Master's so that I can work in a school environment, but I have no doubts now that this is what I'm supposed to be doing.

Book Trailers

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