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this is part of the fun meme ,TGIF, hosted by Ginger at GReads! (which is a pretty great blog, if i do say so myself). each friday she hosts a question that the literary lovers in the world can ponder. this week, the lovely Ginger asks:

Back to the Beginning: What was the first book you reviewed on your blog?

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

after rereading that review, i'm still happy with it. which is surprising, really. i wonder if my writing has improved or gotten worse over time...hmm. it's curious that at the time of the review, i was for sure that i was going to continue with the series. recently, however, i decided not to read any further. maybe i should reevaluate...we'll see.

regardless, my format for reviews has changed a little bit.  i now close with my favorite quote and what i wish was different about the book in my reviews, which is a bit of a challenge that i enjoy. also, in the beginning of this little blog of mine i exclusively did reviews, which has since changed. obviously.

to see what others blogged about way back when, check out GReads today and join the link up

also, i'm totally curious as to what your very first YA book was that you ever read...leave it in the comments!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I didn't start reading YA until recently. I mean yes, I read required books in school growing up - but none left an impact on me. It wasn't until I read Twilight in 2008 that my passion for reading YA really began. Crazy that it's only been 3 years since!

  2. My first review is really bad!! Reading it through again, it's just a paraphrasis of the blurb, with next to nothing about my own opinion of the book!

    My first YA book?? I have no idea... I have been reading for so many years that it was probably when I was a young adult myself (or maybe a little younger).

  3. I loved the His Dark Materials trilogy (the third one had me SOBBING) and I agree with a lot of your review. There were definitely slow moments in there but, overall, they were wonderful reads.

    I think the first "real" YA book was Sarah Dessen's "Someone Like You" back in 1999ish. I haven't kept up with many of her recent books, but I consider that one to be one of my all-time favorites.

  4. I went and look back at some of mine and I'm embarrassed a bit by how the reviews looked(format and such) more so than the review, lol. My first review was Choker by Elizabeth Woods.


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