Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hello! Welcome to The Eager Readers book blog!

My family and I plan to fill this blog with our book recommendations & lots of links to awesome book-related resources.  As four book addicts with diverse tastes, we spend a lot of time collecting and devouring excellent (and sometimes not-so-excellent) books gathered from our local bookstores & libraries.  We also participate in a few book clubs & are constantly looking for book recommendations, contests, and giveaways online.  I hope The Eager Readers blog will become a place for us to gather all of our book interests & pursuits into one fun & helpful blog.

We will be reviewing a wide variety of books, from children's picture books to science fiction novels, new releases to classics, and middle-grade chapter books to mystery novels.  To give you a general idea of our individual tastes, each of our colorful reviewers has prepared a brief book bio to share:


Favorite genres:  young adult (YA), mystery, classics, and paranormal romance
Perennial favorites: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, L.M. Mongomery's Anne of Green Gables, and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
New favorites:  Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series,  Rett MacPherson's Torie O'Shea mysteries, Tamora Pierce's Tortall books, and Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series
Recent reads:  Francisco X. Stork's Marcelo in the Real World, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures, and Kristin Cashore's Fire
Currently reading:  Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix and Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief


Favorite genres:  science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, urban fantasy, horror, and young adult (YA)
Perennial favorites: Anne McCaffrey's The White Dragon, Orson Scott Card's Ender books, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
New favorites: Frances Hardinge's Fly By Night, Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, and Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan
Recent reads: Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci's Geektastic anthology
Currently reading: Frances Hardinge's Well Witched and Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief


Favorite genres:  picture books and middle-grade books, particularly fantasy or fairy tales
Perennial favorites:  E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, Holly Black & Tony DeTerlizzi's Spiderwick Chronicles, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, and J.H. Sweet's Fairy Chronicles
New favorites:  Kate DiCamillo's The Tale of Despereaux & Deborah and James Howe's Bunnicula
Currently reading: Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time


Favorite genres: children's picture books, board books, and easy-reader books
Perennial favorites: Judith Schachner's Skippyjon Jones, Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks, Emma Chichester Clark's I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!, and Philip D. Eastman's Are You My Mother?
New favorites: Dan Andreasen's Rose Red and the Bear Prince and Lynley Dodd's Slinky Malinki
Currently reading: Amy Young's Belinda the Ballerina

If there is anything you would like to see more of on The Eager Readers blog, please feel free to leave us a comment or drop us a note at theeagerreaders[at]yahoo[dot]com .  You can also find us on Twitter - @TheEagerReaders .  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy reading!  :)

6 comments:

Ivana said...

Hi!

I adore your flowerish bios! My taste is mostly like Violet's :)

Thank you for visiting my blog and for following me. I'm glad to reciprocate. I also follow you on Twitter.

Looking forward to many great reviews :)

xo

Violet said...

Thank you! I really enjoyed your interview with Stephanie Burgis & look forward to visiting your blog often. :)

Bekah said...

I can see I am going to love following your family as they read. Are You My Mother (childhood favorite), I am also proud to be a long time fan of McAffrey, L'Engle, Austen, and Rowling. And a new fan of Riordan and Pierce.
ps Thanks for the Follow.

Violet said...

Thank you, Bekah! I've really enjoyed reading your reviews, and I love that we share so many favorite authors! :)

apaperbacklife said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! It means a lot for a new blogger like me.

Love your site! It’s beautiful! I’ve put it on my blogroll.

Pride and Prejudice is my all time favourite book, Violet. I think our reading tastes are kind of similar. :-)

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