Summer Lovin' Had Me A Blast

Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Read-A-Thon!
There are 166 bloggers participating in the read-a-thon and it's going to be awesome!  Today is Day 1 and it is Class Orientation.

~ Here's a little bit about why I love reading and how I play to use these next 7 days ~

I have been reading for as long as I can remember.  I remember living in our first house in Roanoke, VA on Hedgelawn St in my room one summer night reading the Thoroughbred series.  I loved my Babysitters Club and Molly: An American Girl books.  I loved books about kids my age with great adventures!

I also LOVED R.L. Stine's Goosebumps and Fear Street.

I love fiction!  It's my favorite to read.  I love leaving the real world and entering fiction world.  Even if it's just a small southern town in North Carolina.  Big adventures are pretty awesome too.  Philippa Gregory is a great writer.  The Wideacre Trilogy is amazing and takes you into a crazy world of the 1700's.  You've got Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and the list goes on.  I love reading!!!!!!  I get to use my own imagination instead of it being created for me (like in the movies or on tv...don't get me know I love my movies!).

I can't really pick a favorite genre.  I love historical fiction, young adult, fantasty, chick-lit, some sci-fi, pretty much anything.  I don't like romance novels (the ones with Fabio-like covers).  Everything else Fiction I am pretty much open to.

So, this read-a-thon.  We are supposed to read as much as we can for the next 7 days.  I have started The Forgotten Garden.  I'd really like to finish this book within the 7 days.  The next two books I want to read are Fifty Shades Freed and Men and Dogs.  I'm not a very fast reader, so we'll see how much I get through.  That's 3 books in 1 week.  Eeek!  Although, with the July 4th holiday this week that gives me an entire day to read by the pool!

The S.L. Read-a-Thon is hosted by Reviewing Wonderland and today's challenge is hosted by Tamara at Shelf Addiction - Teaser Tidbits.

I am going to share a teaser from the book I read and loved - Wideacre by Philippa Gregory.

I nodded and gave him a sweet forgiving smile on parting when he took my hand in a warm handclasp and bent and kissed it.  I drooped ever so slightly down the stairs and then laid my head against the cushions of the carriage as if I were weary.  Harry saw my face and took my hand comfortingly in his. - page 521