Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hi, All!

Hi, all! As I try to get acquainted with blogger and work on setting up Michelle's Minions, I figured I'd tell a bit more about myself and what I hope to do with this blog. So, let's start with me, my name is Michelle and I read mostly YA (Young Adult books). I've worked in bookstores most of my life. I started off in an independent store then worked for that big chain that went out of business. That was a horrible time in my life because that store, the people I worked with, the wonderful customers and all the fun things we did there meant so much to me. After that company closed it's doors for good, I decided to take some time away to stay at home with my son who I'd just had, and is now three. I wasn't getting as much time to read and review, so I also took time away from my blog, Michelle's Minions, which was on livejournal. I haven't been there for a while, but if you want to check it out, click here. Now that I have more time, I've decided it's time to get back into things since, for the past (almost) year, I've been working in a bookstore again and reading lots of books. My biggest hurdle will be figuring out blogger. Please bear with me while I do this.

Anyway, what I hope to do here at Michelle's Minions is to share my love of YA books. I will be posting reviews of new and upcoming books as well as any other things I read that I enjoy. If there are any books being released in paperback I think you should know about, I'll post about them. I'll be sharing book trailers and cover reveals, too. Another thing I'll be doing is holding giveaways to win autographed books and ARCs (advanced copies). As a matter of fact, my first giveaway will be a pretty good one...here are a few hints...Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, ARC...come back this week to enter (as soon as I figure out Rafflecopter, lol). Until then, you can follow me here and on Twitter (which I'm also kind of new at), @michellesminion is me.

A few more things about me:

*I love cats
*My favorite book is Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
*My favorite series is The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
*I've met A LOT of authors
*I LOVE being a bookseller
*My son's name came from the book Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (his name is Seth)
*My teen years are behind me, but I will ALWAYS read and love YA

Here are some pics of me with some awesome authors:

                                             Cassandra Clare
                                              Simone Elkeles                  
                                              Rachel Caine
                                              A.S. King
                                                     Ellen Hopkins
                                                       Scott Westerfeld
                                              Jessica Verday and Michelle Zink
                                             Cyn Balog
                                             Jennifer Murgia
                                            Beth Fantaskey

Be my Minions, please....

<3 Michelle