Hello fellow ArmChair BEA-ers! How is everyone doing on this fine Tuesday morning? I'm still busy plugging away at the good 'ol day job (teaching the pre-teen mind) and carving time during my prep to troll through all of your fabulous blogs!
Today is GIVEAWAY day over at ArmChairBEA and many other bookish blogs. Since I am not hosting a giveaway, I'll be entering some favorites and checking out the BEA Giveaway scene.. hurry- go look!!
In addition to giveaway day, the topic of discussion is Best of 2012... with the year half over, I gotta admit that I am not near as impressed with my reading as I have been in years past. I have spent a good chunk of recent reading with some old favorites- rereading the Harry Potter series. Even though it is not new(or even new to me), I still have to say that Harry Potter always is on my best of list. I also reread The Hunger Games trilogy this year in anticipation for the movie.
As I look back at my reading so far this year, the majority is rereads or books relating to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. However, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs sticks out in my mind as a favorite. I thought it was a very interesting book and truly enjoyed the images tucked throughout the pages. Vintage photographs have always enchanted me (I have a small collection of oddities from my antique store visits) and I think combining the images with the story was very innovative and intriguing- it pulled the novel together.
So.. what are your Best of 2012?
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