Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thank you, Peeta Mellark.

I've always been a reader. I've only recently become an obsessedwithlovetriaglesendoftheworldvampirey young adult literature reader. Even when I was a "young adult" reader I wasn't reading young adult reads. Say that three times fast.

Let me tell you how this started. 

For Christmas I gave my husband no less than 3 million hints that I wanted a NOOK for Christmas. What do you know? Sometimes they do listen! (Thanks, hubbs!) Immediately upon receipt, I downloaded the Hunger Games Trilogy. I wanted to know what the hype was all about. I had read the Twilight Series when that was all the rage. I'm really nosy. 


I couldn't put it down. I read in the bathtub so I didn't have to put it down for a shower. That's how obsessed I was. I finished the triology in what felt like the longest four days of my life. Who is the enemy? Will she choose Peeta or Gale? It was a good thing I had been scheduled off from work a couple of days.

When I realized none of my adult friends or coworkers wanted to chat it up about The Hunger Games, I started searching online blogs for someone, anyone who connected with the books and characters the way I had. That's when I stumbled across annareads.com. Good thing, too! Now I had a whole BLOG FULL of recommendations for what books to start next.

I've since blown through Ally Condie's Matched and Crossed (OMG third book isn't out until November!?), reread Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower and started Richelle Meads Vampire Academy Series and Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Series (though, I've definitely spent more time paging through the Mortal Instrument Series).

In time, I'm hoping to get a review out for each of the books I read throughout the year. We'll see! 


  1. Woooo hoooo congrats on your new blog Ashley! I'm so glad you found my site and are reading more and more -- hoping you find another book that captures you as much as Hunger Games did. And thanks for the shoutout to my blog! <3

  2. It's so funny that you posted this story--I rediscovered my love of YA last year when my husband listened to my hints and got me a Kindle, too! So glad you've enjoyed so many great books lately, look forward to seeing what other great reads this yer brings you. :)

  3. LOL! Great post. The Hunger Games changed my life too...or should I say my reading life (it sounds a little less obsessive). I drove head first into other YA series ever since I finished HG. I loved Matched and I finally got a copy of Crossed from my library. I can't wait to dig in.

  4. Welcome to the world of book blogging! I have a Nook too and although I was resistant to e-books before I bought it (I wanted my books the old-fashioned way), I am now addicted to my Nook and love it so much!

    Love your blog. I am your newest follower :)