Daniel is a contributing writer to What A Nerd Girl Says as the writer of the Boyfriend Book Reviews. He grew up in Southern California, spending most of his time playing soccer and video games. Nowadays, when he’s not working hard at his day job, he plays video games, watches movies, and runs a LOT of Dungeons and Dragons campaigns as a Dungeon Master.
“Most of my experience with books was from Elementary school through high school. I did not read all that much after high school; I was more focused on playing video games. I think the first book series that I read after high school was the Hunger Games Trilogy (Recommended by the author of this blog and my now girlfriend…. and the fact there was a series of movies coming up for it.) From there, I didn’t read anything until I started getting A Song of Ice and Fire books as a gift.
Around 2014, I learned of a series called The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson while I was watching a Space DnD campaign. I fell in love with the first book. I ended up reading the second one while I would be doing cardio at the gym and, from there, I rediscovered how much I enjoyed reading. I tried to branch out from there, beginning with The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I am a very slow reader and I tend to have trouble focusing on the pages for too long. I started dating Sara in 2016 and we started sharing our mutual love of books. If there is something to notice about the few books above that I have mentioned, it is that most of them were written by straight, white dudes. Sara pointed out to me that I really really needed to branch out from this.
Sara started recommending me some different kinds of authors (a big thank you, because I needed it!) and started me with The Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. It was one of the first YA series I had finished as an adult. I gave the Mortal Instruments a try when a friend had lent me a copy of City of Bones by Cassandra and I never finished it – the Simon felt too familiar to me and I was frustrated with him. I do plan on finishing it. Sara has given me a few more recommendations since then and I thought it would be fun to start putting my thoughts on YA books as a straight white dude between the ages of 18 and 35. For the most part I still enjoy Adult Fantasy and Sci-Fi Novels, I have a lot of catching up to do but I think this is a really good space to keep myself motivated to read more.”
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