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Blog Milestone: 100+ Followers!


Wow! This week The Bookshelf Corner reached 100+ followers – incredible!

Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who has viewed my blog, read/liked/commented on my posts, and decided to follow. I’ve been blogging for about a year and three months now and it’s been awesome writing about all things books and writing, and reading about all things books, writing and more from other bloggers.

To celebrate this milestone, I’ve decided to do a book review blitz. Below are 5 short reviews of books I’ve read in the past an loved – all of them I would give a 5/5 rating.

Image via Barnes & Noble | Cover Reprint Dec 7, 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Song of the Lioness, book 1 | Published by: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing | (First) Released: September 28, 1983

Follow the tumultuous journey of young Alanna of Trebond who disguises herself as a boy to fulfill her dreams of becoming a knight. Book 1 of 4, it’s an incredible beginning towards an even bigger adventure. Along the way you meet fun and interesting characters. The world set up is simple but lovely. This is one of my favorite series and Alanna is one of my favorite literary characters/heroines!

Image via Goodreads

Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn

Dragonback, book 1 | Published by: Tom Doherty | (First) Released: February 1, 2003

This was an interesting book and an even more interesting series. The story follows a young human, Jack Morgan, and Draycos, a dragon whose species live like tatoos on humans’ backs but can exist for a short time on their own. I read this book many years ago so I don’t remember everything. But this turned out to be a great YA science fiction book, which I was surprised at because it was a little outside the genre I normally read. I also enjoyed watching Jack and Draycos develop into a dynamic duo.

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The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Books of Bayern, book 1 | Published by: Bloomsbury | (First) Released: 2003

This charming tale follows Crown Princess Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee of Kildenree who has the ability to communicate with animals. On her way to meet her betrothed, a mutiny is staged by her lady-in-waiting and the company she was traveling with. This leads to Ani becoming to the goose girl to the very king whose son she was supposed to marry. She must overcome her circumstance and harness her ability in order to reach her true destiny. This book is so pleasantly written and beautifully told. The Goose Girl is one of my favorite books that I could read over and over again.

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My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

Soul Screamers, book 1 | Published by: Harlequin Teen | (First) Released: January 1, 2009

This YA fantasy story/series follows a girl named Kaylee who has the unnerving ability of knowing when someone near her is about to die, which causes her to emit a loud, terrifying scream. This premise was so peculiar that I was highly interested in seeing what this book was really about. And I’m glad I did because it was so good. All the covers are gorgeous and each story builds upon itself. I found Kaylee to be a strong, likable main character. All the other supporting characters are interesting as well. The Soul Screamers series is a unique concept and was worth the read.

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The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

Chronicles of Icemark, book 1 | Published by: The Chicken House | (First) Released: January 3, 2005

After her father is killed in battle, warrior princess Thirrin Freer Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield must protect Icemark by forging unexpected alliances. This book and the world within took my breath away – I loved it so much. Thirrin is such a great character and warrior, and I love reading her full name – it’s so her. The author has created a fantastical world and incorporates a whole lot of magical and mythical beings you’d find in fantasy books. I would really like to re-read this trilogy someday in the future. The Cry of the Icemark book was a big win for me!

Again, thank you everyone for taking the time to view and follow my blog and all that other good stuff – I really appreciate it.

If you’re new to The Bookshelf Corner and want to learn more about it, check out the About Me page. You can also follow me on Goodreads to keep up to date on the books I’m reading, as well as by checking out the side bar on the blog or the Currently Reading page.

Thanks so much! Have a great day!

And, as always, happy reading and happy writing.

10 thoughts on “Blog Milestone: 100+ Followers!

  1. Congrats matey! Also I am adding the icemark and dragon books to me list. Thanks fer the recommendations.
    x The Captain

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  2. Congratulations on the followers! 🙂

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  5. Congratulations Christina! You definitely deserve them!

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