Welcome Book Nerds!

Hello to all the fellow Book Nerds out there! Welcome to my blog! You can check out any of the books that I have read and reviewed at https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/21505634-kassy-macpherson

Let me introduce my blog by telling you a little bit about myself! My name is Kassy, and I started my love of reading when I was in the 1st grade. I saw a book at the book fair called “The Last Unicorn” by Peter Beagle. It was a chapter book, and I was just beginning to learn how to read. My teacher told me that I had a lot of reading to do in order to be able to read that particular book. I started reading everything that I could read with the hopes that I would be able to read it one day. I became obsessed (putting it mildly) with learning to read in order to read that one book. I never did read that book until my 20s (this was before you could just order a book online). But I feel as though this book changed the course of my life forever. It had me read so many books starting at a young age, to my decision on what to major in during college. Speaking of college, I majored in Secondary Education English so that I could be paid to read and talk about books!

As of today, reading defines who I am! Reading is part of every single day. I know that what I am about to say is cliché, but reading has taken me to places all over the world. I have been in the past and future. I have experienced other cultures and experienced things while sitting on my couch in Pennsylvania. I have been to space, other countries, and even to the zombie apocalypse. I have been many people and experienced good and bad things through my life in books. It is a way to, for an hour each day, to be someone else or learn/experience something new.

So naturally sharing my adventures in a blog will be second nature to me. I have always enjoyed discussing books. I discussed books in a book club, social media, in a classroom, and with just friends. Now I want to discuss books, reading, and just everything else in between with you in a blog! I want to take you along with me with my adventures in reading!

Let me now tell you a little more about my reading! Currently I average about 150 to 200 books a year. I read at least 4-7 at once. I enjoy all genres and love to try new books that push my comfort zone! I thoroughly enjoy Rom-coms, general fiction, literary fiction, New Adult, Young Adult, poetry, Romance (not cheesy romance novels), Historical Fiction, Celebrity Book Club picks (especially Reese Witherspoon), Women’s Fiction, Graphic Novels, Mysteries/Thrillers, LGBTQIA, True Crime, Humor, SClassics, Contemporary, Short story Collections, and Dystopias/Utopias. I have been known to read and enjoy Memoirs and Sci-fi and/or Cli-fi (do not tell my husband that I said that though or I will be watching Stargate every evening)! I enjoy pushing myself out of my comfort zine to read fantasy as well.

In the next coming weeks, I will be discussing several topics (not in order), including:

  • ARCs (How to obtain and review)
  • How to train your brain to read more than one book at once
  • How and where to review a book properly
  • Graphic novels (Graphics vs. comics; What is a Graphic Novel)
  • Celebrity Books Clubs (Where to locate their selections and how to discuss each book)
  • Different types of book clubs
  • How to obtain free books
  • The fine art of holding books at the library
  • Reading to a deadline
  • Devoting time to reading every day
  • Ebooks, physical books, and audio
  • Book slumps (How to “spice up” your reading)
  • Differences between YA, New Adult, and Adult fiction
  • Best books of 2018 and 2019 for me
  • List of the perfect books per season and holidays

I will also be discussing Bi-weekly what books that I am reading, anticipated books, and ARCs received and/or reviewed.

Instagram and Facebook accounts are coming here shortly! Please watch for this site to have links directly to those social media outlets.

Come on this reading adventure with me! If you have any additional topics to discuss or want more information about, shoot me a message or leave a comment! Happy reading, everyone! Kassy

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