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Armchair BEA: Keeping it Real/Children's Literature

By 7:09 PM

 
Today we're discussing how to keep your blog real, fresh, and fun and then talking about children's literature!
 
Firstly, I haven't been blogging for a super long time, but I feel one of the things that gets people coming back for more are writing meaningful reviews. I try to keep them as real as possible, throwing in my own little flair to keep them interesting and fun to read. I want you to know how I felt about my main characters- if I loved them to death or if I wanted to throttle them! I also want you to know about how I felt the pacing went, as well as if it was an easy read or more difficult to get in to.
I also try to post often. If I'm not posting a review, I try to include a Cover Reveal, Blog Tour, or a Weekly Meme- just to shake it up.
 
Well, my blog reviews a lot of Young Adult books already, so I'm going to talk about a few of my favorite MG's.
 
It's no surprise that I loved the Harry Potter series. I devoured those books. Those were the first books I truly could NOT go to sleep without reading. I would stay up till 3-4 AM just reading.
 
 
The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan comes in at a very close second. I have been fascinated with Greek mythology ever since I was in high school. Having read The Iliad, The Odyssey, etc more times than I can count, it was so awesome read the Percy series and know exactly what myth the creature came from.
 
 
Some other books that I loved while in middle school:
 
 
I loved Judy Blume's books! I remember Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was so funny!
 
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry was definitely more serious, but I was a huge fan of the Diary of Anne Frank and wanted to read more about the Holocaust.
 
Bridge to Terabithia was such an amazing book, but I remember it being quite sad.


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14 comments

  1. You are definitely keeping your blog lively. You have a lot going on. I'm glad to find you through Armchair BEA.

    I enjoyed all of the books you mentioned. They never get old. I've read all of them multiple times.

    When I narrowed it down, I ended up with a few more: http://readingtl.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh man, Bridge to Terabithia is SO sad!! For being such a short book it packs a huge punch.

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    1. YES! I remember being in middle school and thinking how upsetting it was, but I loved it so much!

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  3. You covered some of my favorite YA and MG books. You have a few I haven't read and now my bookshelf is filling up! Thanks for the suggestions! :)

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  4. I agree with you, putting your personality into your reviews and making them meaningful is important. After all, that is one of the main reasons we blog right? :-) I love to discuss the characters in my reivews too. In fact, that is something I mostly focus on because I don't like to give spoilers. I also love adding a quote and some IPOD picks to my reviews as well. Harry Potter, of course! I love Judy Blume (Dear God, It's Me Margaret is perhaps my favorite) :-)

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    1. I don't like giving spoilers either! So talking about the other aspects of the book definitely works. And I LOVE that you add IPOD picks to each of your reviews! That is awesome! Oh, I did love that Judy Blume book too! I debated putting that also, but I got lazy. LOL.

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  5. YAY Middle Grade! I adore Rick Riordan's books. Although I haven't checked out his Egyptian series yet. And I haven't read or seen Bridge to Terabithia! D: But I do love Lois Lowry, Judy Blume, and of course, the Harry Potter series! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Ooh, I liked the Egyptian series! I don't think they were as good as the Percy series, but I really liked them still. OMG- Bridge to Terabithia! SUCH a good book! And so sad too!

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  6. thanks for sharing, I'll have to check these

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    1. :D Definitely check them out! They are some of my faves!

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  7. I never read Number the Stars - I'll have to check that one out. Love the rest of them!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole! I remember really liking Number the Stars.

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