My Fellow Bookworms: Chapter 2
Hello, there and welcome back to the second of our monthly, series here on Stain On The Page. My Fellow Bookworms, features 1-2 book lovers each month, They will be answering a few questions and giving book suggestions. My hope is for it to become a “virtual” coffee date with friends, a place where we can discuss books, fandom’s and all things literary, so please feel free to leave comments, thoughts or other questions in the comment section at the end of the post. Now on to our bookworm of the month.
21 year old student of applied literary and culture studies. Who is addicted to books and nature, comfortable reading anywhere at anytime. Though her favorite spot is in her room surrounded by blankets and pillows, with some candles for company. Basically, she likes to get cozy in her room while slipping into the alternate worlds found in fantasy and sci-fi stories, maybe a little romance thrown in for good measure.
Eileen suggests you read
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
There are so many good and fantastic books out there that it sometimes is hard to settle for one… Nonetheless, I`d go for my all time favourite which is probably known everywhere by now… Anyways it is “The Selection”-series by Kiera Cass. It takes place in post world war America, which is now called Illéa. The protagonist is a seventeen-year-old girl named America, in honor of the old country. Illéa is now a monarchy and has a caste system (similar to the social classes from the past). America’s family struggles to get enough food on the table and when the chance to become the Prince’s wife through a competition called “The Selection” arises, America finds herself in a place that she never thought she wanted to be in. She is soon to discover a lot of different sites of herself, friendship, the country, the society and her love life. And the question where exactly her heart lies remains unanswered for a long and difficult time.
I absolutely adored these books.The theme and topic are really appealing to me. It might not be the most beautiful writing of all times but I adore Kiera Cass! The idea, the details, the setting, the characters, everything sweeps you off your feet and introduces you to a world of beautiful gowns, affection, jealousy, enemies and love. It is not only a cliché love story but also packed with action, danger, stupid ideas, cute romantic moments, embarrassment, laugh and cry out loud. Overall it is a wonderfully light and heartwarming series of books that will most definitely enchant you and make you want to long for a Maxon in our world.
Questions from last months bookworms
“Who was the person who instilled your love of reading? Favorite teacher, parents or someone else all together? Or What instilled your love of reading a book, place etc?”
* I believe I picked up reading because of my mum. She has always been a big reader and I guess I copied her. It was a perfect match with me and books as I am a very introverted and shy person and I prefer a cozy night in with a cup of tea, candles and a good book over any big night out or the most fantastic party there is. Now at university, my hunger for books is constantly instilled by my favourite lecturer who always encourages us to read, read and read. He is a fantastic teacher and I am incredibly thankful that he is who he is.
“What was your favorite childhood book? Which character did you relate most too?”
*Unlike most children, I had nothing to do with Harry Potter or Narnia. Just catching up on that now… I loved a series called “Conni” and later then “Conni&Co.”. I kind of grew up with that. You live through similar difficulties with friendship, first love, family issues, annoying siblings etc. It is a German series and I love to look back on it. Conni, the protagonist is probably the character I related the most to.
Eileen wants to know
” If you were to write a book, what would be the first sentence?”
I hope you enjoyed meeting our fellow bookworm, as much as I did. If you’d like to participate in the June chapter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating that you would like to be featured, and you’ll receive a questionnaire. Don’t forget to comment and let us know what your favorite childhood books were, and the first sentence of your book.
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