I haven’t done any round up posts for ages, and have lots of little tidbits I wanted to post. So having finally caught up on myself thought I’d get them all out in one long ramble…lucky you!
To Rename or not to Rename…?
So when I started this blog back in September 09, I wasn’t really expecting anyone to read it and to be honest, I didn’t put that much thought into my blog name. Anyhow, it’s been bugging me for a while now and I’ve been thinking of buying a domain name and changing it because, well I’ll let you into a little secret, my real name isn’t Rhiana sssh! It is however the nickname I’ve used since I first got myself on the world wide web 7 years ago (a shortened version of the goddess Rhiannon and NOT the pop star who hadn’t even been heard of then, I’ll have you know!) and it is my daughters middle name. Anyway, I want honest opinions. Is it really rubbish? Would you like another name? I’ve tried to come up with something really witty and clever…but failed. After admiring my bookshelves and noticing how sparkly, shiny and lovely my books are I was thinking ‘My Glittering Bookshelves’ or ‘The Glittering Bookcase’ … thoughts?
Well I’m bashing on at steady speed with both the challenges I signed up to.
I’ve completed 38 books as part of the 100+ reading challenge, so I could do with pushing on with that a bit. However I’ve almost completed my aim of 25 books in the YA Reading challenge, currently totalling 24. So i’m going to increase this to 50.
I think these stats reflect where my reading is going now. I always liked to dip in and out of the YA catagory, but now I’m just obsessed and it’s pretty much all I want to read right now! What I love best is that under the YA cat, there are so many different genres and I can flit between historical, paranormal, contemporary, fantasy…it’s fantastic, never boring, always able to relate to the YA themes and I’ve read some amazing books in genres I probably never would have in adult books. I’m massive on dystopia atm, have a basket full of titles over on amazon calling ‘buy me’ right now…ooops.
You can check out a full list of books read as well as links to the challenge host pages here
I’ve been a bit rubbish at accepting awards recently, and I am sorry…really I do appreciate it! Here’s one I’ve never had before from Naomi @ Naoimi’s Book Reviews
The rules of accepting this award are easy, tell us the last five books you read and pass the award onto five other book bloggers.
So my last five books read were:
Crossed Wires by Rosie Thornton
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
The Forest Of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Life as We Knew it by Susan Pfeffer
And I’m passing this one on to five bloggers who always make the time to read reviews and leave such lovely, thoughtful and supportive comments. They Are:
Lauren @ I Was A Teenage Book Geek
Becky @ The Bookette
Sophie @ So Little Time For Books
Jan @ Eating YA Books
Kris @ Voracious Appetite
Although you’re all stars!!!!
Finally (phew!) Some New UK Bloggers To Check Out!
I remember when I first started blogging struggling to find any UK bloggers. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places, or you were hiding? Anyway, the lovely Becky @ The Bookette, champion of the new UK blogger, linked to me in a post and I was found. So in a similar vein, here are a few new or new to me UK YA book blogs I’ve recently stumbled accross…all of them are fab so go check them out!
Asamum Reads and Fluttering Butterflies (who has the prettiest blog background) are both well established blogs, but are completely new to me, so if you’re yet to discover them go over now and say Hi!
Mostly Reading YA has been tweeting books for a while but recently started a blog and I love the layout! Some great discussion posts on favourite YA covers and E-readers v Paperbacks.
And just starting yesterday, Lyndsey @ Heaven, Hell and Purgatory – Book Reviews is the very new blog on the block. A fan of YA fantasy and Paranormal she has a unique rating system…I LOVE it!… please go over and make her welcome!
And that’s all from me!