On My Bookshelf: Sword Fights and Mysteries

I spent the better half of my high school career in my favorite place - the library. It was rare to not find my nose in a book, and most kids would call me a bookworm. Correction, DID call me. And while everyone is boarding the Kindle and Nook train, I am still obsessed with the smell and feel of a 300 page book. So when my mom took me to this bookshop that had $.25 books - I went ca-razy. Now, 40 books later, I thought I'd share what I've been reading lately!

1. Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, & Inheritance - Christopher Paolini

What isn't in this book? Epic journeys across Alaegasia, dragons and Riders, evil dictators who must be defeated, and everything that makes up a great story. I've been reading these books nonstop and couldn't recommend it more. I'm currently 3/4 of the way through the third in the series and I am itching to get to the finale and see how Mr. Paolini wraps up this amazing story.

2. The Hudson Series - V.C Andrews

When I was in High School, I read Flowers in the Attic. From that point forward, I wasw absolutely hooked to V.C. Andrews. I even got grounded because I hid behind the counter reading, instead of doing my chores! Fortunately I wasn't grounded too long, and thank goodness for flashlights! Well my mother happened to come across a collection of V.C. Andrews book, and couldn't help but bring me several complete SERIES. It's like the Netflix of books. I read the Hudson series this past week and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about the suspense, drama and secrets of these families featured in these books. They're fun reads!


Next on my shelf? A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (which I read in high school already and was SO good!) and The Mists of Avalon. They're the newest editions to my library and I can't wait to start them.

I plan on collecting books until my library looks like this:


Or this:

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Thanks for reading! Pun SO intended.


Ariana Watts

Silver Feather Studios, Burlington, NC, 27217, United States