Today I would like to introduce you to Maria. Maria is a prolific reader and reviewer at Bookaholic Anonymous. One thing I like about reading the reviews at Bookaholic Anonymous is that most of the books are books I've never heard of before. I am making it a point to read outside of my normal genera, and I appreciate Maria's reviews to help me find something I may of normally overlooked.
Let's get started.
Thank you for stopping by Words Escape Me, Maria. I’m excited to have you as a guest and I look forward to introducing you and your blog, Bookaholic Anonymous, to my readers.
What kind of books do you review, and or, enjoy reading?
I read a huge range of books but my favorite are probably dystopian fiction, childrens books. When people I know find ot I really like dystopian fiction, they are always shocked because I am very girly, love glitter and the color pink and dystopian books are usually very grim, suspenseful and nothing like the fun, glitzy romance books they assume I read. I am a preschool teacher and love sharing books with my preschoolers! I have a bookshelf in my basement (which has turned into my storage room) filled to the brim with childrens books that I bring to my classroom. Because reading is something I treasure, I want my preschoolers to learn to love books just as much as I do!
I love dystopian myself!
Do you have a favorite spot to read?
I truly could read anywhere, but I really love reading outside! I have a hammock in my backyard I spend lots of quality time on during the spring, summer, and fall. When the weather is not so enjoyable I usually read on my bed or curled up on the couch.
A hammock would be a wonderful place to read. Note to self...sneak into neighbors hammock on warm spring day. I'm sure they won't mind. :)
Who are your top three favorite authors?
Jodi Picoult, Eric Carle, and Mo Willems. I have read almost all of Jodi Picoult’s books, but my favorite is My Sisters Keeper. Her books always keep me on the edge of my seat and get me thinking about the controversial topics she bases each of her books off of. Eric Carle and Mo Willems both write kids books. Eric Carle has the most gorgeous illstrations and teaches concepts in a way that kids can easily understand. Mo Willams writes two of my very favorite series, Piggie and Elephant and The Pigeon books. All of his books are hysterical and sooooo much fun to read out loud! The Pigeon books have been the legacy I seem to leave with all of my former students. Check them out!
The zombie apocalypse is finally among us; you have thirty seconds to pack your bag and can only take one book with you. What book do you grab from your shelf. Keep in mind that it may the only book you will ever read again.
I would grab my Bible. As a Christian, the Bible is the book that I base my life and life choices off of. I can read the same chapter several times and get something different out of the passage each time. It also has a wide variety of stories from romance, to action and to life advice. I would never be bored!
If you could have super power, what would it be?
I would either love to fly or spread glitter wherever I go. Flying would not only make my life way more interesting, but also so much more convenient. No more dealing with traffic! Next to pink, glitter is my favorite color and one of my life mottos is “glitter makes the world a better place”! Everyone would be so much more happy with a litter glitter in their lives!
I'm completely onboard with the glitter! I've never thought of it as a color before, but I completely agree.
“This or That”
Chocolate or Skittles
Most Definietly chocolate! I have a MAJOR sweet tooth!
Book trailers~ take them or leave them
Leave them, I would rather read the inside cover of the book.
Harry Potter or Percy Jackson
Comic fan? Marvel or DC
Neither, I don’t read comics
Sandy beach or Snowy Mountain.
Do you prefer Kindle, or paper books?
Paper backs, I do not have a kindle
Thank you again, Maria!