Our introduction comes today from Anjelica. I recently met Anjelica through work and learned of her passion for reading. When I found out we had the same taste in books and Dark Faerie Tales was looking for a new reviewer, I suggested she apply. Her energy and enthusiasm for reading shines through in every word. Anjelica is going to do reviews for us and you can read some of her lovely work after this post. Please officially welcome Anjelica to the team.
Growing up in a tiny town in Kansas as an only child and now living on my own with only my adorable puppy Lilly, as a roommate, I’m no stranger to boredom. Luckily, I have parents who cared enough to put a book in my hands rather than switch on the television to occupy me as a child. As a result, books have been my safety blanket my entire life. All through school I was rarely seen without a book or my e-reader in hand. That’s not to say I am anti-social in anyway, because that is just not true. I will jump into a random conversation with literally anyone I see. Granted, those conversations are much more fun if the other person is a reader as well. However, while I adjust to new surroundings, books give me something of a life-line to anchor me to what I know and remember so that I don’t feel overwhelmed by the new and unknown.
JK Rowling is far and out my favorite author. The Harry Potter series inspired me in ways that I have yet to fully find the words to explain, but so much so that I have a tattoo on my wrist with the quote “It’s real for us” and a small lightning bolt beside it. Other favorites of mine include Micheal Grant, L.J. Smith, Jen Bradbury, Neal Shusterman and Anthony Horowitz.
I enjoy reading Young Adult books, but I’ve also been known to enjoy reading some classics like Lord of the Flies and The Great Gatsby. These aren’t books I would have picked up by myself so I’m glad they were required reading or I could have missed out on some really great stories. That is probably the biggest reason I am excited to join this team. I want to branch out from the types of books that already rest on my bookshelves. There are so many talented but unknown authors out there, and I don’t want to miss out on their stories just because I’m just a little too closed minded to pick up their titles.
This opportunity is amazing because I get to explore all new possibilities in discovering new favorite authors and I just can’t wait to dive in and get started. I look forward to sharing my opinions with everyone and getting feedback in return.
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