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Friday, September 9, 2016


Tag time!
(Also, forgive my occasional Casper the Ghost-ness -- it was a bright, sunny Michigan morning... =D )

-Choose 1 word that describes being a reader.
-What’s the very first book you fell in love with?
-Hardcover or paperback?
-How has reading shaped your identity?
-What book do you read when you need to be comforted?
-Who taught you to be a reader? (Or did you do it all on your own?)
-Describe your dream reading lounge.
-What book changed the way you act or see the world?

This tag is part of an informal blog tour, organized by Penguin Teen. The book was sent to me by the publisher for review consideration/use during the tag. All answers and opinions are my own.

About the book:
The Reader by Traci Chee
Get It Here
448 pages
Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Putnam
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.


  1. Fun learning more about you through the tag. I had teachers who read to us in class and I was that kid who checked out my weekly limit at the library while begging mom to buy even more. :)

    The Reader sounds interesting with such a setting.

  2. Oh shush your hair is gorgeous and amazing. People spend money trying to make their hair as pretty as yours is naturally. :P

    OMG The Velveteen Rabbit STILL makes me cry. That passage about being loved and your fur wearing off....every time, bawling.

    I like this concept of comfort books. I've never turned to a comfort book, like I would a comfort food or drink or blanket. Hrmmm...Also, I LOVE that you had a comfort book as a kid and it was Oliver Twist. I'm guessing you were a precocious child. :)
    And I need to get on reading Daughter of the Forest (I adored Wildwood Dancing)- I hear great things about it.

    The fact that your teacher taught a book not written by an American caucasian, a book that touches on the horror of war, a book based on a true story, and a book that has emotional impact...I hope she's won accolades for being an amazing teacher. Holy crap. The world needs more of these teachers!


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