Okay, everyone! We promised that our new co-blogger would be introduced today, so without further ado… I’d like you to meet the lovely and amazing Jessica!!! We actually live about 20 minutes away from each other and spend a lot of our time eating waffles + being adorable. (Here’s a photo us at Vegas Valley Book Festival ’13 doing exactly that, except substitute the waffles for coffee and smoothies.)
Honestly, I feel like she’s the perfect combination of classy (Alix’s department) and shenanigans (my department ahaha) and I’m so thrilled about her joining us on the blog that I can’t even articulate it, so I’ll go ahead and let her tell you a little bit about herself. And, because the book blogging community tends to learn more about your personality through the books you love best, she’s chosen her five favorite reads to talk about today, too! Please help us give Jess a warm welcome! ~ Paola
Hey Yâall! In case you didnât see my bio yet, Iâm the new addition to the blog! My name is Jessica and Iâm a very outgoing, sassy, southern lady, so I hope yâall can get used to me using âyâallâ a lot because I havenât quite figured out how to remove it from my vocabulary. Anywayâ¦ I am so excited to be joining Paola and Alix, and one of the best ways we figured yâall could get to know me would be if I shared a few of my favorite books and why I love them so much. So here goesâ¦
#5. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
The City of Ember was my very first post-apocalyptic novel and boy, did it get the ball rolling. The City of Ember was built to last but only for a certain number of years, and right now it is very quickly running out of supplies and electricity, which means âthe only light in the dark worldâ will soon fade to black. It is up to two young people, Lina and Doon, to discover the cities secrets and figure out if there is a way out of Ember and a way to save everyone else.
I really loved this book when I first read it, mainly because it got my attention right at the start and kept it the entire time. I have crazy bad ADD (like medication bad) so reading was a nightmare when I was a kid, but this book really kept my interest the entire time, not to mention it sort of kicked off my reading for pleasure as opposed to reading because I had to.