When I put out a call for help out a few months ago, I was really worried about the type of response that I would get. I really thought that I wouldn’t be able to find any help at all. I’m very pleased to say that I had a fantastic response to my application. So many enthusiastic and talented applicants made the decision really hard for me. I’ve decided to bring on a few team members and I hope that you enjoy their insights and personalities as much as I do.
We have been spending some time getting things setup for the new site launch design, as well as getting everyone trained in the different facets of blogging on the WordPress interface. I’m so excited to welcome another addition to the team. Our introduction comes today from Emmy. She’s going to do reviews for us. Please welcome Emmy to the Dark Faerie Tales team.
You can also follow Emmy via Twitter: @Emmy_DFT
My first love is reading. My second love is telling other people about great books they should be reading. So you can see how being a part of this blog is basically my dream come true. I mean really, does it get any better for a bibliophile? (Answer: No!) I started my reading adventure with the first Harry Potter book when I was 5 and have never looked back. I am a huge nerd, which means I’m allowed to get ridiculously excited about things like author visits and new releases and no one judges me because I’m a nerd and that’s what nerds are supposed to do. (I highly recommend becoming a nerd. It’s a lot of fun.)
This nerdy world I live in revolves around books. When I buy a purse: how many books can it fit? If I’m going on a trip: how many books can I possibly read? Take twice as many. Just in case. During middle school I became that girl in the library who never seemed to leave (Hermione anyone?) and during high school I finally wore them down enough to give me a job! I got to work surrounded by books and recommend (or rather force) patrons to take home my favorite books. But then I went off to school and the access to fun books ceased. (Let’s be honest, Plato’s no Cassandra Clare.) I live in New Orleans now, one of my favorite places on earth despite the fact it has this really horrible habit of drowning itself.
As for authors I adore there’s Cassandra Clare, Sherrylin Kenyon, Lauren DeStefano, Tessa Gratton, Suzanne Collins, and Kady Cross. I’ll read anything, but I definitely find fantasy and romance to be my favorite genres. If a book mentions magic or gods in the summary, it’s taking a trip with me to the checkout counter. I love owning my books in hardcover because they look way cooler lined up on the shelf, but the ease and convenience of the eReader cannot be denied. So I do both, and if I love the book but bought digitally I get the physical copy too! My library, like my life, is chaotically organized based on favoritism: favorites within easy reach, and those that are not so well loved go on the top shelves.
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