Welcome to Shelfie!

Welcome to Shelfie, a new book blog and podcast about what’s new in YA!

We’d like to start by saying thank you to the guys over at Geek Tank Radio Network for taking an interest in our idea and welcoming us to the Geek Tank family. We look forward to releasing out first podcast in the upcoming weeks! Keep an eye out!

So, as a way of introducing ourselves to you guys we have decided to fill out this A to Z survey we borrowed from The Perpetual Page-Turner! Here is a brief look into the book lives of Caitlin and Cynthia!

 

- The Butcher (1)

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Tamora Pierce. Yeah. I gobbled up everything she wrote for years! Jim Butcher comes in a close second, on The Dresden Files alone.

Best Sequel Ever:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas! No contest. A Court of Thorns and Roses was good, the sequel was incredible! I am trying to keep myself from reading it a third time.

Currently Reading:

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder. The Study series started out really solid. Poison Study was awesome. Now, I’m just not sure.

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Perrier or some other form of sparkling water. Or tea. I like Earl Grey with lemon.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Both. I like physical books because they are pretty and they smell good and I like having pages between my fingers. The kindle allows me to read in the bed while my hubby is sleeping without juggling a book light. So, it really depends.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows. When I say I would have dated him, I probably would have had a huge crush on him and he would have ignored me. 😛

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I got a galley copy from NetGalley and almost didn’t read it. I’m not sure why. I was probably just in a reading slump. I remember making myself read the first few chapters. Then it just sucked me in. So good!

Hidden Gem Book:

The Reluctant Sacrifice by Kerr-Ann Dempster. This book had some problems, but it really was a fun paranormal read that I couldn’t put down!

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Aside from getting The Sorcerer’s Stone as a birthday present? I’d say rediscovering YA as a genre. I picked up Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and never looked back.

Just Finished:

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

The only genre that I just won’t read is erotica. Everything else is fair game, even if some of the genres don’t really interest me.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin.

Major book hangover because of:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. All I wanted to do was reread this book. It’s still all I want to do. I have managed to convince myself to only read it twice. I am not sure that will stick.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

4. I have two tall ones in my office where I keep most of my books, plus a big built-in in the bed room and one in the living room that acts more as an entertainment center these days.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling. I have read this book 14 times. It is my favorite of the Harry Potter series, no contest.

Preferred Place To Read:

In my big comfy chair in my office, or in the bed.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“You could rattle the stars. You could do anything, if you only dared. And deep down, you know it too, and that’s what scares you the most.” — Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Reading Regret:

I haven’t read His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. I keep telling myself that I will. I own them. I just keep passing them over for newer things.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

Huh. I am not sure there is a series that is complete that I have started and not finished. Even if I don’t like the series, once I start, I finish.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Deerskin by Robin Mckinley, and Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Sarah J Maas. I am sure she doesn’t need anymore fangirls, but I can’t help it. I love her books! If you haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses or Throne of Glass you should get on that!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! I need more Laini Taylor!

Worst Bookish Habit:

When I get into a slump I start reading several different books until I find one that holds my interest. The others get lost in the sea of books and I rarely ever go back and finish them.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

O, Pioneers by Willa Cather. That book belongs to my husband and I have not read it. 😛

Your latest book purchase:

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova.

 

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Author you’ve read the most books from:

By sheer number?  Louis L’Amour.  I’m a huge fan of the American West as a historical period, but most Western Fiction is heavy on the fiction and light on historical accuracy.  L’Amour’s work managed to blend both in a way that pleased my detail-obsessed brain.  I’ve read nearly every published Western by him, and many of his detective stories, though I’m most fond of his Sackett and Kilkenny series.

Best Sequel Ever:

A Court of Mist and Fury.  Seriously, this book blew me away.  I was kinda lukewarm about the first book, but the second?  The second turned this world into one of my favorites.

Currently Reading:

Uprooted, by Naomi Novik and The Night Angel by Brent Weeks.

Drink of Choice While Reading:

I like to sip scotch, or a good martini.

E-reader or Physical Book?

I don’t own an e-reader; not because I’m opposed to them, but because I just haven’t decided there was a great enough need.  I also do truly love the feel of dead trees in my hands.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Oh dear.  I’ll show my age with this one.  I have a serious thing for both Stick from Black, Windling and Kushner’s Bordertown Anthologies, and Sabriel, from Nix’s Old Kingdom Series.  I have a thing for outcasts, both in fiction and in real life.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Convergence, book one of Sharon Green’s The Blending series.  There are five books in the original series, and three in the sequel series, Blending Enthroned.  I picked up the first book entirely based on Tom Canty’s cover art, and a vaguely intriguing premise.  I reread all eight books about once every two years, and buy every used copy of them I can find, as it’s out of print. Losing these stories would be like losing a bit of my soul.

Hidden Gem Book:

A Festival of Skeletons, by RJ Astruc.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

The day my mother went up against the librarians at the local library to allow me to check out books from the adult fiction section, when I wasn’t even a teen.  I’d exhausted everything in the kid’s library that even remotely interested me, but they didn’t think I was “old enough” to read the sorts of books I was picking up off the adult shelves.  My mom shoved a copy Clive Cussler book at them and told them I was already reading those at home.  They shut up.

Just Finished:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Eh, if the premise catches me, I’ll read it, but I have a lot of trouble with hard Sci-fi.  Too much technobabble will turn me off. Also, I don’t do zombies.  At all.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

While not one hundred percent certain, I’m pretty sure this award goes to Stephen King’s, The Stand, at 1153 pages, edging out Gone With the Wind by a bit.

Major book hangover because of:

Welcome to Bordertown.  This was the first new works published in the Bordertown world in thirteen years.  I was at once thrilled to be back in the world, yet saddened to know it could be another thirteen before I might get additional new material.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Er, I just moved, so all my books are in boxes.  The old bookcases got trashed, because they were no longer serviceable.  That said, it takes about six to eight bookcases to house all my books, more if you include my cookbooks.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

*Points up* The Blending series.  But if I had to pick a stand-alone… Deerskin, by Robin McKinley

Preferred Place To Read:

My bed, or in my porch swing.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”E.B. White,Charlotte’s Web 

Reading Regret:

Letting myself lapse as a reader.  Somewhere around 2013 my desire and drive for reading just trickled away.  I bought books with good intentions, but just couldn’t make myself focus on them.  Luckily, I seem to be moving out of that slump.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

Brent Week’s The Night Angel.  I started the book, got heavily invested, then LOST MY COPY.  I’ve recently picked it back up again.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Sabriel, by Garth Nix; White Fang by Jack London, and War for the Oaks, by Emma Bull.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Urban Fantasy in general.  I have always felt it gets a bit lost in the Fantasy stacks.  (also, I will natter for days about the Stargate franchise.  Days, I tell you.)

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Shadowhouse Fall, the sequel to Shadowshaper, by Daniel Jose’ Older.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Le Sigh… I’m a spinebreaker.  I admit it.  If it’s not a hardcover, I will totatly destroy the spine. 

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Having already admitted I don’t have bookshelves at the moment, and that most of my books are in boxes, I will have to go with what I have unboxed.  So that would be… The Zuni Café Cookbook.  

Your latest book purchase:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. That book is my life.

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