Behind the Blog: Kelly at lit, eats, and all of life’s treats

Behind the BlogSay hello to Kelly from lit, eats, & all of life’s treats!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Living in Toronto, I’m lucky enough to enjoy great people, delicious food, and continuing education. I work in the advertising media sector by day (and sometimes night), and I have officially finished my first New Adult genre novel. I am currently writing my second novel, while querying agents for the first.

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

Reading and writing have always been passions of mine, but over the past few years I have really dove in to my writing. It’s been a fun challenge, and continues to test my work ethic, dedication and thick skin (which is still pretty thin, but I’m a piece of work in progress at all times).

I’ve learned that through my writing journey, it is important to read as much as possible, especially within the genre I write.

My goal was to read 50 books in 2014, and I am already well past my goal. I love recommending books, and I love reading a variety of genres, although I am a bit addicted to YA!

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Listed: Under the Sea

Listed This originally started out as a mermaid list but I decided to include other things under the sea: sirens and sea monsters.

 

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Literature Web Series Round Up (2)

I’ve found some other series so I’m able to do another one of these round up posts! Check out other installments here.

Green Gables Fables

Based on “Anne of Green Gables” series by L. M. Montgomery

The scoop? Anne is a foster kid that just move to Avonlea. Marilla and Matthew are her foster parents. The vlog is her video diary about life and high school.

Currently airing. New episodes are sporadic.

My verdict? This is the perfect Anne. She really channels the talkative child we love. I really like how she feels modern but still a bit old fashioned.

Links: Website     Characters’ websites    Facebook   Youtube

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Book Review: “Graduation Day”

“Graduation Day (The Testing #3)” by Joelle Charbonneau

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Other The Testing books

Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

In a scarred and brutal future, The United Commonwealth teeters on the brink of all-out civil war. The rebel resistance plots against a government that rules with cruelty and cunning. Gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale vows to fight. But she can’t do it alone. This is the chance to lead that Cia has trained for – but who will follow? Plunging through layers of danger and deception, Cia must risk the lives of those she loves – and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

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Acquired Books*

Game by Barry Lyga [library]

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Book Review: “The Infinite Sea”

“The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)” by Rick Yancey

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction

GoodreadsOther books in the series

Source: Library

Summary from Goodreads:

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

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Behind the Blog: Gwen at Gwen and Kate’s Library

Behind the BlogGive a warm welcome to Gwen from Gwen and Kate’s Library!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a 16 year old girl in the USA who blogs along with her younger sister, Kate (age 11). My other passions include studying history (as I like to say “the older the better” — I prefer prehistory, but also love the Medieval and Renaissance eras), cultural anthropology and Latin, along with Celtic dancing with my sister (specifically Scottish with some Irish thrown in for good measure).

How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I explain this a bit in a the later question of what’s unique about our blog, but the project Kate and I undertook last summer inspired me to begin blogging. I love the opportunity to discuss my thoughts on a book, which I find helps me fully absorb my feelings about it, and it is a good substitute for talking with friends, who at this point often just flat out ignore my ramblings about books.

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