Reborn Book Review

Reborn by S.L. Stacy

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This review is special to me. This book is the debut novel for my friend Shaina, search who I met through her amazing blog, cheap The Urge to Write. She self-published it on Amazon Kindle, clinic and you can get it today, November 7th, for free, until it goes to normal price, 2.99. 

This is an honest review. In no way, shape or form did my previous friendship with Shaina effect my review. 

You Can Find the Book At: 

GoodReads

Amazon

Barnes and Noble (Some day!)

Author Website

 

GoodReads Summary:

Back in high school, Siobhan Elliot’s life was simple: Cheerleading, friends, and parties. But that all changed the night she and her friends investigated a mysterious light in the woods. There they found an injured man–an irresistible man with hypnotic blue eyes and magnificent black wings. A man Siobhan recognized. He was the handsome dark angel from her dreams. And with one touch of his hand, he left her with a special gift: a set of mythical wings that would change her life forever. Then he disappeared without a trace. Siobhan thought she would never see him again.

Now, six years later, her dark angel reappears –this time as a teaching assistant at her college. He calls himself Jasper. He challenges everything Siobhan thought she knew about herself and her world. And he’s come back for only one thing: her.

Or so he says. Siobhan is about to find out that nothing is what it seems in this strange, new world.

My Review:

This is such an incredible debut novel, and I have so much hope for Shaina and her first novel. She left me in a cliffhanger in this novel, so I’m hoping that she will gain the recognition she deserves and we’ll see this second novel in 2014.

Weaving Greek mythology into contemporary lives is nothing new to the young adult genre. In fact, this is something that I’ve been exposing myself more and more to lately, and each series I read impresses me that much more. The beauty of Greek mythology is that there is so much of it. What Stacy does in this novel is bring forth characters that we don’t often see in these YA novels, except maybe as secondary characters. I think she does a great job with it, and in bringing forth characters that we aren’t as familiar with, she creates a story that is full of surprises, twists, and turns. I didn’t know what to expect at all, and that is such a big part of the reason I kept reading.

Its a fast paced novel, which is always a good sign. Things are interesting from the beginning. Siobhan meets Jasper within the first few pages, and the reaction she has when she meets him is so visceral and so memorable that you need to know what is going to happen next. The relationships, the mystery and the tension that builds throughout the stories keeps you turning the pages, eager to reach the end, to figure out what is the story behind Jasper, and his need for Siobhan.

I also love the relationships in this novel. Its sexy as hell, and even though I have mixed feelings toward Jasper, there are some seriously steamy scenes that left me feeling a little flushed and breathless. That doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, I’m pretty excited. I’m not big on overly steamy novels, and this definitely is NOT it. They are hot and perfectly smutty, and I found myself disappointed when there weren’t more of them, another thing that never happens with me. There is so many sexy, dark, bad boys in this novel, with Jimmy and Jasper and I loved all the scenes that got hot and heavy.

Plus, Siobhan is such a great main character, because she’s so real and fleshed out. She has a backstory, she has a daily life, she has hobbies and concerns and worries and goals, and humor and all of that. I love that, even while her world is upside down, with Jasper and what he brings into her life, she is still going to class, and doing homework and working hard and having fun with her sorority. It makes her VERY real. Her entire world is not wrapped around this mysterious boy. Instead he disrupts this world that she has built for herself. She’s clever, and strong, and I can’t wait to see how she grows as the series goes along.

I do have an issue with the main characters’ name but I am kind of snobby when it comes to names. A huge reason why I couldn’t get through Fifty Shades was because the names. I’m a snob and I recognize that. It is a problem but I kind of just deal with it haha. I wasn’t a fan of the name of Jasper but I could get past that. The name Siobhan was difficult. Its not one that I was used to, and I had no idea how to even pronounce it until she does it for someone later in the novel. Its hard to relate to a character when their name is something you can’t pronounce. I understand it in a fantasy novel or a full blown science fiction, but it did bother me. This is SO trivial, but it is something that I thought of while reading. So much about the book makes up for this tiny little thing that will probably only bug name snobs like me.

All in all, this is fun and quite impressive debut for S.L. Stacy. I won’t sit here and say that I thought it was going to be awful, because I know Shaina and I know that she is most definitely NOT a bad writer. God, no way. But you always feel a little hesitant when reading indie writers, that self-published. I know, because I am one. My worries were for naught though. Its an incredibly beautiful novel, and I am very impressed, and I think that she has immense talent and creates a stunning and compelling story.

Rating:

4 out of 5 stars

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WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature from Should Be Reading. I saw it on my friend Erin’s blog, sales That One Geek Girl, check and decided to join in.

To play along:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll be reading next?

So here are my answers:

What are you currently reading? 

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My good friend Shaina, treat over at The Urge to Write, just debuted her first, self-published novel. Its FREE all day today, and then goes up to 2.99. I can’t wait to dive in and read her book!

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I couldn’t wait for this book to come out, and asked Susan Ee if she’d be interested in doing an interview for the blog. Not only is she interested BUT she sent me an ARC of World After :)

What did you recently finish reading?

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The last and final book of the Legend trilogy was released Tuesday and I finished this in less than three hours, and it’ll have a spoiler-free review tomorrow for the Book of the Week.

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The finale book for the Covenant series, you can read the spoiler free review here.

What do you you think you’ll be reading next? 

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I started this, I just need to go back and finish it. Its really great, and really informative but there’s no story so its hard to get through. But I want to dive back into it and find out more about Shadowhunters and their history.

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I was gifted this by a friend, and I’ve heard many many many good things about this, so I hope to get into that soon too!

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What about you guys? Share what you’re reading, what you plan to read, and all of that fun book jazz in the comments below!

Blogger Spotlight-Shaina from The Urge to Write

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, pills and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, approved no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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Today’s blogger is Shaina from The Urge to Write 

You can find her:

Her Blog

Her Twitter 

Tonks

Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Shaina: I’m a PhD student and love science, but my other passion is for fiction writing! I always feel a little silly saying this, but it’s still my dream to become an author one day! I also love reading and dancing. Two of my all-time favorite book series include Harry Potter (duh) and Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, which I talk about to death on my blog. I also get really obsessive about my TV shows -right now, that would be The Vampire Diaries and Once Upon A Time. I’m also a HUGE sci-fi nerd…especially Star Trek and Stargate SG-1.

Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Shaina: I just realized that my blog’s one-year “birthday” is coming up in June!!! I started The Urge to Write as a creative outlet and originally as a way to put my fiction writing out there. I’ve posted some short fan fiction as well as chapters from the book I wrote this year (nothing too polished, just drafts). But my blog has become my place where I talk about all of my obsessions -books, TV shows, music, etc -and WordPress has turned out to be a great way to connect with fellow bloggers, aspiring authors and simply others who enjoy the same things as I do!

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Shaina: I guess I was feeling frustrated as a writer. I wanted to get my work out there some way. When you’re a musician, for instance, you get to play in front of people, and people usually know you’re a musician -but I feel like if you enjoy writing, it’s easy for no one to actually know you have this secret passion.

Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

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Shaina: When my sorority sisters and I took up several rows in an on-campus auditorium to watch J. J. Abram’s first Star Trek installment (it was the free movie that night). I went to a super nerdy school for undergrad, it was awesome.

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Shaina: The sequel to Karen Marie Moning’s Iced, called Burned, is coming out I think in 2014, but her web site says the release date is TBD…BUT I’M SO EXCITED!!!! I cannot wait. This trilogy takes place in the world she created in the Fever series but focuses on a new character -Dani O’Malley, this spunky red-haired teenager who runs around Dublin kicking Fae (as in Fairies, from Irish folklore) ass. (I highly recommend all of Ms. Moning’s books, but keep in mind, even though Dani’s young, they’re not young adult books. They are gritty and a little controversial.)

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Shaina: As I said, J. K. Rowling and Karen Marie Moning -also L. J. Smith (she wrote the original Vampire Diaries books), Orson Scott Card, J. R. R. Tolkein. More recently Kelley Armstrong.

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Shaina: WhatANerdGirlSays! Also the blogs of some other aspiring and self-published authors: Inside the Mind of a Fantasy WriterEmily GuidoPaula Acton

Sara: Who is your fictional crush (what, we’re nerd girls, we all have one!)

Through the years I have had so many of these, haha…one of my old favs being Sirius Black…more recently, though, the dark, brooding yet vulnerable Damon Salvatore ;)

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I hope you all enjoyed learning about Shaina and will check out her blog at The Urge to Write!

And don’t forget to check out the last featured blogger, Sylvia from FanGirlFeeels!

You can also check out other featured bloggers here.

And I’ll see you soon for the Tuesday Top Ten!

Fandom Friday-Star Trek

Hey guys, pilule Happy Friday!

Welcome to the Fandom Friday!

The Fandom Friday is a weekly feature, nurse with each blog post written by a new contributor.

This is the weekly post where either myself, capsule or a guest blogger, talks about a new fandom. See, I’ve had the experience in my life where I’ve been made fun or put down about my particular fandoms. And that has made me feel pretty crappy. But I’ve also put down other fandoms as well.

So I’ve decided to change that. I’m opening my world up to new fandoms, and the best way to do that is to bring people in to write about various fandoms. I’m very excited about this segment.

If you guys are interested in becoming a guest blogger for the Fandom Friday, feel free to email me at whatanerdgirlsays at gmail.com or contact me HERE

This week’s Fandom Friday, is by Shaina over at The Urge to Write, all about Star Trek.

Shaina started blogging last year to get back to writing fiction, something that has always been her passion. She’s found that blogging is also another great way to network with other writers and nerds and to sound off on all of her obsessions. Some of these include Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, Harry Potter, anything written by Karen Marie Moning, YA paranormal romances, Star Trek (duh), and David Bowie. By day she’s a PhD student.

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Over at my blog The Urge to Write, I have a weekly post I like to call The Sunday Showdown. Well, as you are well aware, it’s not Sunday, but this format is a fun way for me to pit my two favorite Star Trek series against each other: The Next Generation (TNG) versus Voyager. Now, my fellow Trekkies would probably agree with me that TNG is the clear winner; however, Voyager holds a special place in my heart, and it gets a lot of slack -some of which I don’t think it deserves. Read on to find out more about why I love both of these shows, and be sure to share your thoughts at the end!

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation

Seriously, it’s hard to beat TNG. In my opinion, it’s possibly the best show (or at least among the best shows) to ever grace television. Much of this probably has to do with the awesomeness that is Patrick Stewart. He has such a commanding presence in everything he does, but especially in TNG. He has a distinct, easily recognizable, beautiful voice. (I might be crushing, just a little.) And -even though it probably annoys actors slightly to hear this, because they want to do other work -he is Captain Jean-Luc Picard. I know that The Original Series is special for a lot of people -and it is for me, too. But when I see Captain James T. Kirk, my first thought is: Oh, it’s William Shatner, as Captain Kirk. When I see Patrick Stewart, I’m all It’s Captain Picard!!!!!!

OK, Patrick Stewart isn’t the only good thing about TNG, although his mere existence does quite a lot. Along with some new missions and new foes, the Enterprise crew also tackles thought-provoking ethical issues that compose much of the core of the Star Trek franchise. (Something that was lost in J. J. Abram’s adaptation, although it was highly entertaining and adventurous.) Lovers of more traditional, hard-core sci-fi, so to speak, will love that the show focuses on the interactions between civilizations and the related conflicts, ethical dilemmas and alliances that may result. Sure, there are stand-alone episodes that feature potential romantic relationships, but romance is not a persistent theme. (I’m fine either way, as you will see in my discussion of Voyager below, but I know that many lovers of sci-fi hate when romantic relationships are brought into the mix.) Many of the more philosophical episodes also revolve around Data, the Enterprise’s resident artificial intelligence. Next to Captain Picard, Data is definitely the next best character. Not only does he provide some comic relief, but I love his constant search to understand what it means to be human, and there’s always the question of how human Data really is himself.

TNG also has one of the best alien nemeses, The Borg. (Does anyone not know where the phrase “Resistance is futile” is from?) Instead of an individual villainous character or an alien species composed of individuals, The Borg are really a collection of species that have been  joined to the hive mind (the Borg collective) and are driven by efficiency and perfection. The hive mind isn’t a totally original concept, but The Borg made for an excellent enemy on TNG and other Star Trek series since they are really unlike anything else you would encounter in the Star Trek universe. You’re not dealing with a complex individual that has personal motivations, hopes, fears, grudges, etc. -instead, you have this massive group of cybernetic organisms that function as one mind. (The introduction of the Borg Queen sort of disrupts this idea and seems to serve to “humanize” them, which always annoyed me.) The Borg are also the main enemy in Star Trek: First Contact, my favorite movie featuring the TNG crew and tied for first with Star Trek: The Voyage Home as my favorite Star Trek movies of all time.

2. Star Trek: Voyager

As I mentioned, Voyager gets a lot of slack, much of which I am going to attempt to counteract. Actually, I love Voyager. Not as much as TNG, but I love it. Yes, Threshold is an infamous episode, for good reasons. But the seven seasons of Voyager do have other delightful things to offer.

For those of you who don’t know, the basic premise of the show is that the starship Voyager gets lost in the Delta Quadrant, and its crew spends seven seasons trying to get back home. Well, we don’t really have one crew, we have two, at least in the beginning: the Voyager crew, captained by the strong, formidable and female captain, Captain Kathryn Janeway, and a rebel crew lead by Chakotay. At least in the first two seasons, there is a lot of tension between the straight-laced Voyager crew and the rebels. In addition to Captain Janeway, the other ladies of Voyager -B’Elanna Torres, Kes and later Seven of Nine -are also strong characters. On one hand, Seven is Voyager’s stereotypically sexy leading lady, but on the other, she’s an ex-Borg, so she has all of the knowledge of the Borg Collective. Which means she’s also incredibly intelligent. I think she’s kind of a bad ass.

Voyager also has, hands down, the best doctor on any of the Star Trek series: the stubborn and arrogant Emergency Medical Hologram, a. k. a. “The Doctor.” (LOL, Doctor Who fans.) First off, actor Robert Picardo is just amazing and has such flawless comedic timing. His character is sort of like Dr. House in that he is insanely smart (he is an artificial intelligence, after all) and therefore kind of stuck up and hard to get along with. But he and Seven together serve as Voyager’s Data. Some of Voyager’s more philosophical episodes revolve around The Doctor’s personal growth as he interacts with the human crew. He may be a computer program, but in many ways he seems startlingly human. And as far as this showdown goes, he definitely beats TNG’s Dr. Beverly Crusher, who for some reason I never really liked. She was always the weakest link on TNG to me…

OK, now I’m kinda going to go into rant mode. These certainly aren’t the only reasons that some people dislike Voyager, but at least in part it annoys people because we have a bit more focus on romantic relationships and seemingly more episodes with relational themes. One prominent example is the love-hate relationship between B’Elanna and Tom Paris, which is a pretty constant theme in the show. Are they going to get together or not? Not a typical question we usually ask ourselves on this kind of show. But this does not make it a bad show. I am so sick of people putting down themes that women may tend to like (romantic relationships as one example). It’s annoying if romance and related themes are the only things women are expected to like, but there’s nothing wrong with being a woman (or a man) and liking these things. As a sci-fi-loving gal, I loved the adventure in Voyager, I loved the ethical dilemmas, I loved the more philosophical questions it brought up -but you know what? I loved the B’Elanna and Paris dynamic, too. I couldn’t wait to see whether those two would get together or not. (I won’t spoil it for you.)

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As you can tell, I love me some Star Trek. ;) I’m also super excited for the next J. J. Abram’s movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. I try to keep his re-envisioning of the Star Trek universe separate from the classic shows we hold dear. They are action-packed and have much better special effects (lol) and are entertaining in their own right. Maybe he’s no Leonard Nimoy, but I’m especially loving Zachary Quinto’s Spock. I love Quinto’s work in general. He was also magnificent as Sylar on Heroes. (I may be slightly biased because he went to my alma mater.)

Thanks for bearing with me through this Star Trek-infused tangent. Live long and prosper. ;)

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Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this little battle between two different Star Treks, and you learned a little something that you didn’t know before!

Stayed tuned in for new Fandom Fridays EVERY Friday.

And check out last week’s post on My Little Pony!

And Don’t forget to enter my EPIC giveaway, in celebration of my blog being ONE YEAR OLD!

Finding Your Own Voice

In a little less than a month, sick my blog will be celebrating its one year birthday. I’ve had the opportunity to really have fun with my blog, to make it my own. I love this blog. I love writing it. I’m not going to lie, sometimes I bring it up on my web browser just to stare it. I am so proud of it. I love working on it.

I’ve also had the opportunities to meet some really awesome bloggers and make friends with them, and cowrite with them and we all help each other out.

I was talking to a fellow blogger today about copycats and trying to be original in your blog and all that.

And I really came to the conclusion that you can’t really be original. Its nearly impossible, especially when you’re running a nerd girl, or fandom blog.

For instance, last night, I posted about the new international City of Bones trailer. When I went to my reader (which is basically a feed where you can read the newest posts by all the blogs you follow), I saw that most of the blogs that I follow posted about it as well, and most of them posted it before me. And you know what? Didn’t really bother me.

I take some inspiration from a lot of different blogs. I didn’t know about The Broke and Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday when I came up with my own segment, The Tuesday Top Ten, but I wasn’t the least bit surprised that it already existed. I’ve also gotten some great ideas from them. I got the idea for my Convention Do’s and Don’t’s from Megan at The Nerdy Girlie, whose blog is primarily about the in’s and out’s of San Diego Comic Con. I’ve also been thinking of doing a blogger feature a bit similar to the one that she has done. I know that Shaina from The Urge to Write took inspiration from my weekly Book of the Week post to create her own. We all trade and inspire and so many of us enjoy the same things so we are going to be talking and writing about the same things.

I mean, did you really think when I created this blog that I thought I was creating something new? Of course I didn’t.

It all made me think of newspapers. Even though they’re becoming a dying breed, there are so many different newspaper publications, both in print and on the web. Though there are regional differences and all, the news often reports the same thing. Whether its a new law that Congress has passed, or that this team has won the Super Bowl or that bombs have gone off in this city, we report the same things. But we choose where we go to read these things for a reason. We choose the Los Angeles Times or the New York Times or The Boston Herald or Yahoo! News or whatever and we do it because there’s something about it that we prefer.

I like to think that this is the voice. The voice of that particular publication is what keeps you returning to it.

Jessica Brody, young adult author of books like The Karma Club and Unremembered, said at WonderCon that there are really only a handful of stories, there’s only ever been a handful of stories to tell. But every person is going to tell a different version of it. If you give two different writes the same story idea, you are still going to end up with two different stories…and this comes from the fact that they have two different voices. These voices come from our experiences, our likes and dislikes, our morals and beliefs. We all have different voices.

So true, my blog may not be the most innovative. It may not be a brand spanking new idea and yeah, sometimes I am going to report the same things as other blogs.

But I’m not really here to “give you the news”, you know what I mean? Sure, I post when new things come out, when new trailers for movies I want to see premiere or when someone is cast as a character in a movie, or things like that. But I don’t post these to beat other websites in breaking the news first or any of that. I post it because…I want to share this with other fans like me, and because I want to share my own personal reaction to that.

So that’s what makes my blog so special. This blog is MY voice. Its my reactions, my thoughts, my feelings. Sure you could have written about the exact same book as me, and maybe people will just throw our reviews aside, thinking they are the same but they aren’t. Because I wrote them with my opinions and reactions and you wrote them with yours.

And I like that, a lot. Because some of my favorite bloggers? They are doing the exact same thing as me, or something very nearly close to it. But I don’t find myself in competition with them. I don’t get mad if they post something before me or their post gets noticed and mine doesn’t. Because what’s the point in competing anyway? And also, our blogs can all be so similar and yet so different at the same time.

And my blog is here to write about my passions: reading and writing and just being a nerd, which usually comes from reading and writing. I don’t write to inform, I don’t write to really prove points, I don’t write to win awards. I write because I enjoy it and I feel like I have a lot to share. I write to talk about books, mostly, because I am so insanely  passionate about books.

So maybe I’m not 100% original. Maybe I’ll post the same thing as other people will.

But it’ll be in my voice. And my voice is unique from everyone else’s, just like your voice is unique. If you were to copy any one of my blog posts, I’d love to read it because I would love to hear YOUR take on it, your opinion, your voice :)

So I think that’s the most important thing. My goal in life is to be a writer, to make my living from writing, hopefully through novels, maybe even through this blog. But I’m not going to compete with anyone, or step people’s toes to get there. I will do it honestly and in my own way. People will want to read my blog or my novels because they are in MY VOICE, and that is what is going to get me where I need to go.

In the end, I think we should be focused on that: on writing our blogs in the best way that we know how and enjoying it. That’s the biggest requirement: Just enjoy writing your blog. Stop worrying about whether you have more followers or not, or whether you think people are copying you. Stop worrying about being “better” or “more popular” than other blogs. Make friends with these bloggers, do a blog swap, promote their blog and they’ll help you out too.

Now don’t get me wrong. Do continue to strive to get your blog noticed, to get your writing noticed. Do strive to become a better writer, and to bring people to your website to get it noticed. Do be aware of someone crossing the line between inspiration and plagiarism. Do something about plagiarism because that is wrong.

But have fun. Write because you enjoy it. Write because its something that you love to do. When you do that, you make your writing uniquely your own and if people love the way you write, if people love your voice, they’ll come back for more.

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Some Blogs to Follow:

The Urge to Write

The Nerdy Girlie

Seeking Bazinga

City of Shadowhunters

I Am Divergent

FanGirlFeeels

Broke and Bookish

The Romance Bookie

The Mortal Minute

Calling All Fandoms!

A couple days ago I was talking books with someone and they really put down Cassandra Clare.

And the thing is…Cassandra Clare has a back story. She’s had issues with plagiarism and transferring her fan fictions to general fictions. These are things that I’m aware of and honestly I moved on because I enjoy her books. They have done so much for me, order and maybe if I would have read them and found this out about her at a different time, visit I would feel differently but that’s not the way it happened and I don’t. Those books mean a LOT to me.

Then my dear Shaina from The Urge to Write wrote a guest post for this blog about guilty pleasures, you know, books and tv shows or whatnot that aren’t great but we love them anyway.

I mean…I watch great shows, shows that have been acclaimed and recognized as great shows. But I also like to throw on some Gossip Girl or Vampire Diaries or Degrassi because its just fun and addicting.

And I think we all judge each other based on the things we like, myself included. I try to be better at it, I do and I know that I slip a lot.

And I notice it a lot more now that I get it back as well. We spend so much time judging each other on what we enjoy and what we like to do.

And I’m going to be honest. There are fandoms that just baffle me. Adventure Time? I have no idea. I’ve tried watching it and I don’t get it. I don’t understand the obsessions with the video games like Halo, Call of Duty or Minecraft. The obsession with the show, Supernatural, baffles me, I couldn’t get past season two.

But then I know people who are baffled at my Doctor Who obsession or my obsession with Cassandra Clare’s books. I know people beat the crap out of the Twilight, and while I know that Twilight isn’t the best written books around, but I have friends that are deep in the fandom and they explained why. I may not 100% understand that but I respect it.

And I hope that I can start respecting it more and more. I mean, so many of the books and comic books and movies and tv shows and all that teach us of acceptance and tolerance and respect. So we need to better at that. How can I sit here and claim to be a big fan of something that preaches it and I don’t even follow it.

So here’s my idea: I want to find people of fandoms that are different than mine…fandoms that I may not like or enjoy or fandoms that I don’t know. And I’d really like if you guys in these fandoms could write a short piece for the blog on why you like it and what you get out of it, so that way I can maybe start to understand these other fandoms.

Fandoms like Star Trek, 50 Shades of Grey, Adventure Time, Halo, Call of Duty, Minecraft, True Blood (well most vampire stuff), Final Fantasy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teen Wolf, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu Gi Oh, World of Warcraft, Naruto, My Little Pony, etc.

I will say: I do dislike all of these! Majority of these, I just don’t simply understand them, or know much about them and I want to learn.

So let me know in the comments if you’re interested in writing a short little piece on your particular fandom.

And of course if its something that’s not above, let me know! I am so curious to learn more about other fandoms and to broaden my horizons.

Can’t wait to hear from all of you!