Thursday, July 29, 2010

Books (and Friends) in the Spotlight

I thought my little 30 some odd books were good. Let me introduce you to my friend Rum, who's currently up to 120 books this year. She's currently hosting a seriously awesome contest on her blog, Books in the Spotlight.

I asked her to write a little something to you guys:

Hi, my name is Rummanah, but most people call me Rum. I met Debbie aka Cranberry Fries/Sprtygal on the Twilight Lexicon and ever since then we've been online pals. I started my blog, "Books In the Spotlight" for two main reasons: One, I wanted to keep up with my reading where I can keep track of what I've read, what I thought about it, and more importantly discuss it with others. My reading goal for this year is to read 200 books. So far I'm on 120 so 80 more to go. Two, I work as a teacher-librarian in a high school setting and I'm constantly asked by parents and teachers on what books are appropriate for their kids/students, so I wanted to give them a place where they can find that info on my blog.

My blog has challenged me to go beyond my YA boundaries, which is why I also review contemporary Adult literature, children literature, and graphic novels/manga. It also challenges me to state why I don't like a particular book. I love my blog and am continually learning on how to make it better. I hope you all stop by and participate in my first giveaway!
(If you haven't read these authors before, let me tell ya, they're both AMAZING!)


Barbaloot said...

Wow-120 books? I could do that if they were all easy-to-read simple stuff. I'm not interested in books that require thinking:)

Olivia Carter said...

Woot! That's amazing! I thought I was a major reader but nothing like that! Very cool blog!

Hermana Maw said...

Thanks for the blog link. I'll check it out. :)

Rummanah Aasi said...

Thanks for the shout out, Deb! Since there's nothing on TV, I mainly read. I do read mainly YA, which one of the reasons why I read so quickly. LOL!

Twimom227 said...

Yea Rum! I hope you get lots of new followers!

Brie said...

That sounds like a great blog. Thanks for sharing it. I'm always looking for good books to read and never know where to look. I usually check out your goodreads! Hahaha.