Dec 30, 2010

Five Great Miracles

Persnickety's FIVE is all about what restored your faith in the genre you love to read OR what got you to read more!

These are my FIVE miracles that got me to read more:

1. GRADUATING with my MLS this August! Holy cow.....I had to put off reading SO many fantastic books because there wasn't enough time in the day. After finishing school, I swear I read for a month straight. This is me and my favorite professor, Dr. Maria Cahill, at the ceremony a few weeks ago! Awe...we will be presenting at ALA together in June. *shakes in boots*

2. ZOMBIES! I fell in major love with Carrie Ryan and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Major love! I would read it aloud and my old man would make me stop. He hates zombies! Can't wait to meet her at TLA in April!

3. The Hunger Games... FULL disclaimer: I LOVE DYSTOPIA! I wish to be an expert some day. The Giver literally changed my life and The HG reassured me that YA was where I needed to be. I blog about Suzanne Collins often. I think she is a genius. She could write awful love poems on a roll of toilet paper and I would buy it. ;)

4. Texas Library Association - this event is like the Disneyland of events for Texas! I walked about with over 120 books and spent $78! I scored so many ARCs and signatures. It's where I met Suzanne Collins too! I REALLY encourage you all to go to author events. Even if you don't know a single soul there, you will have a great time! I have met some really awesome authors, stalkers, and bloggers in my area.

5. I Read Banned Books & Literary Lonestars - I started this blog for school in 2009. I stuck with it and I love what it has become. The blog is like my literary diary. I don't complain about the kids or what the husband did to upset me, but I do vent about not so great stories and fantastic reads. It has been very therapeutic for me. The blog is a perfect blend of computer nerd and book nerd = perfect for me!

Happy Reading!


  1. Awesome post, Jen. So proud of you!

    I didn't get to read for fun much when I was in school, so I did the same thing as you once I was done.

    I'm really hoping to attend the Texas Library Association event. I might not be able to take the whole week off. What day would you recommend I go?

  2. Congrats!!

    I need an event like you have. How cool is that?

  3. Congrats on your library degree! I got mine last December, but no luck on the school librarian job front (yet) for me! :) It sounds like we have a lot of the same interests reading-wise! I would love to go to TLA or ALA at some point... AHH!

  4. I would LOVE to go TLA or any other events like that. I live in Texas but do I have to be a librarian to go the event? That might be a stupid question but I wasn't sure.

    Love your blog! :)

  5. Thanks everyone!

    @Melissa - your state has a library association meeting...I'm quite sure of it. They may combine with other states. Try to find out!

    @Jessi - there are not very many lib gigs's been tough!

    @I Eat Words - Nope, do not have to be a librarian. You can pay for an exhibit pass to get you into the exhibit hall. That is where the most of the authors sign books and all of the book vendors are.