Book Chat: Beach Reads…or something.

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June 25, 2013 by Heidi

Yes, my blog will be inundated with vlogs for the last days of June, but I do swear I’ll be back to normal posting as well.  You know…once I force myself to sit down and write some reviews or an event recap. *whistles*

One big impetus behind me wanting to vlog is that I love Misty’s monthly Book Chats over at The Book Rat!  I’ve wanted to take part for forever, but felt like it wouldn’t work as well in a written format.  So this month I decided to jump right in.  The topic for the month is beach reads, but…I don’t like the beach.  So I did outdoorsy/camping reads instead!  Because this here’s my blog and I do what I want.

Enjoy, and let me know what types of books you love to read in the summer!

Books mentioned in this vlog:

The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin | My Review
Naya Nuki: Shoshone Girl Who Ran by Kenneth Thomasma
Hatchet by Gary Paulson
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray | My Review
Under the Never Sky/Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi | My Review Book 1Book 2
Five Summers by Una LaMarche
A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kodi Keplinger
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Gunnerkrieg Court by Thomas Siddell
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth | My Review
Six Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eager

Bloggers mentioned in this vlog:

Misty from The Book Rat
Flannery from The Readventurer
Mandee from Vegan YA Nerds

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10 comments »

  1. Yaaay! Another vlog so soon! And I love this topic – as well as the fact that you changed it to suit you. There’re a few titles I haven’t heard and some that I swear I’m going to read (ex. Miseducation of Cameron Post and The Goose Girl). I have a copy of FIVE SUMMERS that I’d love to get to this summer and I adore Kody’s books. Shut Out would be the weakest, I think, of the three books, and my favorite would be THE DUFF, but A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHTMARE is also a good choice; I really enjoyed it.

    I remember you talking about Saltwater Vampires during BEA and I definitely am intrigued by a unique vampire story…

    Love the vlog, Heidi! I can’t wait to see more!

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, let me know how Five Summers is! I think everyone’s favorite is The Duff, which OF COURSE is the one I don’t have. Still interested in Shut Out though as it’s based on Lysistrata.

      Glad you’re enjoying the vlogs! New one up tomorrow. =)

  2. Danya says:

    I can totally recommend The Goose Girl! <3 that book :) I think it's more YA than MG, though, as there are some dark scenes/elements in there. But it's definitely an engaging read, I found the protagonist Isi very easy to root for, and the romance is really sweet :)

    • Heidi says:

      Yeah, I know Shannon Hale’s really on that cusp between MG and YA, but I really enjoy both so it doesn’t matter much to me. I know the story (which DOES have some messed up stuff), so I’m really looking forward to her take on it!

  3. VeganYANerds says:

    I love that you’re doing vlogs, Heids! And even thought I love the beach and swimming, I liked your reasons for not liking the beach. I don’t go to our popular ones, I go to the small, less well-known ones. Camping can be fun but I have not done it since high school!

    Beauty Queens! Veronica Rossi! I never thought about Under the Never Sky being survivalist but it so is!

    Yay, Saltwater Vampires. I hope you like it (no pressure) but I think it will be perfect for the beach. Don’t go in the water and then try and tell people the plot because you will freak yourself out (I did this!)

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Mandee! I’m having a lot of fun doing vlogs.

      Haha, thanks for the warning about Saltwater Vampires. I probably WILL do that now. And then not go back in the water for another year. 😛

  4. Can I just say I love your hair? :)

    Anyway, I’ve only read Rossi and Paulson’s books on this list, though I plan to pick up The Miseducation… and definitely Seanan McGuire! I go to the beach with my family, so there’s never time for reading, and I attract mosquitoes from miles away which is why I hate camping, so I’m pretty much a lay-in-the-patio or by-the-pool reader during the summer. Like you, I love quick reads and can’t wait to dig into UF this summer. Also, I really need to check out Beauty Queens, hopefully on audio. Great vlog and thanks for the recs, Heidi! :)

    P.S. – I remember you saying you had the Christmas Special of Season 3 of Downton Abbey left to watch? BRING TISSUES AND PLATES TO BREAK. LOTS OF THEM. That’s all I’ll say about that…

    • Heidi says:

      You can, and thank you!!

      And hey, I can 100% the patio-by-the-pool reading for sure.

      I do have that last episode of Downton left to watch! I just haven’t felt like it tbqh…it’s just so long, and I’ve been caught up in books. 😛

  5. So I would love to watch your vlogs because your chatting is awesome, but my computer crashes every time I try to watch videos on it, so I’m going to check this one out on my phone later. But I kind of love that you don’t love the beach! I mean, I DO, but it’s so nice to have summer reads that AREN’T beachy as well. And hey, outdoorsy is awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you spotlighted The Goose Girl. It’s my favorite Shannon Hale. FAVORITE.

    • Heidi says:

      Hahaha, that sucks about your computer Amy! I hope it gets fixed at some point. Because clearly my vlogs are awesome. 😛

      I REALLY need to read The Goose Girl already! I swear I will soon. Particularly since I just bought Enna Burning as well.

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