Saturday, April 2, 2016

Guest Post by Denise

Hi! *waves*

I'm Denise and I blog at I am Shelfless. When I was starting my blog, naming it was the hardest part for me because most of the titles I have listed down was taken or if not, it just didn't feel right. A few hours passed, I still got nothing. Then, I looked for a new angle (Thank you, Tadashi!) so I ended up staring at the plastic storage boxes containing my books and thought "I'm running out of boxes; I wish I had a shelf where I can put the books". Shelf. No shelf. Shelffff. Shelf-less? So there. Tada! I named my blog I am Shelfless.

I met Alexis during a Twitter chat which was hosted by Elise Kova. I tweeted Elise that I'd cry if I see her then, Alexis tweeted me saying that she would cry too and we'll cry together (I'M WAITING FOR THIS TO HAPPEN). Alexis is so sweet, kind and she has always been there to answer my questions about blogging and other stuff. I'm so honored to be guest posting for you. <3

Now, I will be listing down books that served as baby steps for me towards being an avid reader I am today!

The Secret of Cacklefur Castle by Geronimo Stilton

I read a Geronimo Stilton book from the school library when I was a little kid and I liked it -- the illustrations and the tiny little details that design the words in the book! My favorite was any Geronimo Stilton book as long as Creepella von Cacklefur was there. I have this odd fascination with Creepella that just won't go away.

It also became my dream as a kid to buy the complete collection of Geronimo Stilton's books, but there are soooo many books and I think they are still publishing new adventures of Geronimo Stilton. The Secrets of Cacklefur Castle is the only Geronimo Stilton book I owned.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

My sister lend me her copy of The Host by Stephenie Meyer and it took me 3 years to read the book. I am NOT joking. After my Geronimo Stilton era, my world became more on teddy bears and other cute stuff. No books. None. Nada.

One day I decided to pick this book up and read. I finished this book within a day and I loved it so much it hurt and what was shocking was I didn't do anything else, but read. I mean, no chores? That was really really shocking. It turns out that my mom saw me reading and thought that she won't disturb me so that after I read it, perhaps I would be more inclined towards books for a change. Look where I am now? Today, she lectures me for placing my books everywhere, that I keep on buying books and keep on talking about books, etc. haha!

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

After The Host, I have been reading a lot. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel was my first series and one of the firsts books that I have owned. Scathach and Aoife were my favorite characters! I had no words for Scathach on The Death of Joan of Arc. She was THE badass character to Celaena Sardothien today. Confession: My mother wouldn't let me buy all the books in this series. She said I can only buy one. I was so sad, but guess who bought the five books (since Enchantress wasn't released yet that time) for me? My older brother. Who knew my puppy eyes and sad looks would work? Even I didn't know it would work.

That's all! Thank you for reading and thank YOU again, Alexis, for having me here! <3
I hope you guys would come and visit me at I am Shelfless. I'm looking forward to chatting with you!

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