In a world where metal and magic clash with deadly consequences, Amani finds herself becoming a myth in the making, legendary for her sharp-shooting skills, more gunpowder than girl. So, inspired by Amani’s legendary skills and growing reputation, I have been tasked with giving myself my own reputation in the Book Blogger world, highlighting skills, behaviors, designs, or habits that you would be famous for in the blogosphere.
Normally, reputations comes from other people, so I am going to share what I think I would be known for. (if I am even known at all?? haha) and then I want you guys to tell me what you think my reputation actually is. Or what you think yours would be. Or make your own post and link me to it! I think that would be a lot of fun.
I think my book blogger reputation is…
The Blogger that reads ALL THE BOOKS!
AKA The Speed Reader
If I had to pull the most reoccurring comment that I get (other than “great review!”) it is “I have no idea how you read so many books” or some variation of that.
I read a lot of books. Last year I read 222 books and this year I am on track to read even more than that. Not to mention I read and review books from young adult, new adult, and adult, including traditionally published and self published books. So sometimes it does seem like I read everything. But there are so many more books that I want to read. I truly do want to read all the books!
But the other piece to this is that I read pretty fast. I can read a 300-400 page book in a couple of hours. Normally I average about 100 pages an hour. Sometimes more if I am really engrossed in the book. That means I can read a book a day. (more on the weekends!) If only my full time job and traveling for work and to see family/boyfriend/friends didn’t get in the way of my reading, I would be able to double my yearly reading goal. haha
You can check out all the books I have read and reviewed in my SORTABLE archive HERE
You can see an ABC list (sorted by year) of all the books I have read and review in my master archive HERE
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.
Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.
Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.
Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.
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Before you guys enter the giveaway below, I want to hear from you! I challenge each and every one of you to let me know what you think my reputation is and what you think your book blogger reputation is! Leave me the links to your posts. I would love to come check them out!
To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win 1 of 5 hardcover copies, 5 totes bags, and 5 hourglasses
January 18 – March 4
5 winners will receive: hardcover of REBEL OF THE SANDS, PenguinTeen tote bag, and a Shimmering Hourglass
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