Hey guys, I’m going to kick things off here at Her Paper Adventure with a discussion all about the book(s) that made you want to write reviews and blog. So I’d love to know, what’s the first book you ever wrote a review for? And what book(s) inspired you to start your own book blog?
If you’ve already checked out my about me page then you’ll know that Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments is what got me into reading in the first place (btw thank you Cassandra, I’m always super poor now). This discussion though is all about the book(s) that made you want to write reviews and blog, and for me that award goes to… Illuminae!
Before reading Illuminae, I had no real desire to review anything I’d read, I think I was worried that no one would care about what I had to say and, I’d never done it before, how did you even write a review? (O.o). For me, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff created something pretty damn amazing when they wrote this. I stayed up until 6am reading this book because there was no chance I would have been able to sleep if I didn’t and after finishing it I simply had to get my feelings down. I no longer cared if people weren’t interested in what I had to say and that’s not in a horrible way, I was just less afraid I guess. I’d read a great book, I loved it and I wanted to tell people about it, even if it only reached one person, so for those reasons it was Illuminae that claimed my first ever review! Since then, my love of books and reading are the things that make me want to blog, but without that first review, who knows if I’d have ever started?
Feel free to check out my Illuminae review here. A word of warning though, it’s not great, but it was my first!
Gemina, the second instalment, is set to be released next month (18th October 2016) you can bet I’ll be celebrating its birthday and reviewing it right here on Her Paper Adventure!