Crazy Summer Readathon // Fangirling

The first day of the Crazy Summer Readathon was a day full of family, books, and swimming. I hope all of you who celebrated Father's Day had a great day and even if you didn't I hope you had a lovely day nonetheless. 

I got to participate at my first twitter event ever! It went really well and I had a nice chat about books and I'm even buddy reading with Tess @ Crazy for YA and Sarah @ YABookaholic.


Books started: Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel.

Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they 
begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind.
Pages Read: 230

Books Finished: Jumping Off Swings

Answer to Two Truths and a Lie

#2: I read books while I watch TV.

(TV is too distracting to read books at the same time.)

Daily Challenge: Where I Am from Poem - Fandom Edition

This challenge is inspired by a poem by George Ella Lyon. You can see the original here. Basically, your challenge is to write a poem or short story with the style from this poem that describes how books, authors, and reading have shaped you as a person.

I am from my mother's lullabies, 
from the books she's read to me 
and the characters she portrayed.
I am from Dr. Seuss 
(A melodious symphony of nonsense rhyming).

I am from Hatchet, 
from My Side of the Mountain,
the awe-inspiring survival guides of my childhood.
I am from A Series of Unfortunate Events 
the dog-eared stories that showed me
the villainy that lurks out in the world, 
and from what inventive thinking, 
and sibling camaraderie looks like.

I am from the playful laughter of a silly tale, 
from shocking gasps of a hidden twist, 
and the squeals of conversations of couples that 
"don't really like each other."
I am from the world of reading.
I am from Harry Potter, 
from shocking deaths 
to hope that the good guys will always win.
I am from the Sisters Grimm, 
from fairy tales that make me wish 
there was magic in the world.
I am from Percy Jackson, 
from sarcastic moments 
and taking on your foes 
no matter how huge the task is.

I am from a storytelling world, 
from new perspectives, 
from sobbing because this character has moved me so much, 
and they aren't considered real.
I am from shelves filled with happiness 
and escape.

What do books mean to you?


  1. Oh My God!! That was such a good poem!! I loved it :D Congrats on finishing your first book :) And I got the lie wrong!! How can you read and take notes in class at the same time??? O.O I can't wait for our buddy read!! Yay!!

    1. Aww! Thanks, Sarah. It depends on the teacher, but I easily read and take notes as they lecture. I'm not able to do it as much in college but I've almost always been able to do in HS especially with my English and History classes.

  2. Wow! That poem is AMAZING! And long too! Great job!

    1. Thanks! I didn't mean to make it so long. It just turned out that way :P

  3. I love your poem--it turned out to be fantastic, very relatable and beautiful! I'm really impressed with your progress, too. 230 pages is awesome!
    I hope you're having fun :)

    Max @ Crazy for YA

  4. Hope you are having a great Readathon! congrats on getting a book finished. I love your poem.

    1. Thanks Steph! I'm so happy I was able to read while family was around.

  5. Looks like you are having a lot of fun so far! I can't watch tv and read at the same time either. That seems impossible!


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