Blogaversary Day 23: Movers by Meaghan McIssac - Top Ten List + Giveaway

Hello Bookdragons!

As a bookworm, I have SO MANY MANY THINGS THAT I LOVE. Co-ordinating and obsessing over my bookshelf, buying more books, staring at pretty covers, cowering under the weight of my TBR and hugging my books when I'm sad.

So, I humbly requested the AMAZING Meaghan McIssac to do a Top Ten List with her Top Ten Bookworm Lights, and she oh so kindly obliged!

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As a book lover, I always find I'm asked or want to talk about the latest book I read that I loved. And I am more than happy to share! But when Aditi asked me for my Bookworm Delights, I was pumped! Because, what ARE the things and experiences that surround reading that I love so much? I'd never really put the book down to look around and think about it! So, after much contemplating, I've figured them out. Without further ado, and in no particular order, my Top 10 Bookworm Delights!

1. Reading on the Beach.  Kicking off my sandals, laying out the towel and settling in with my latest favourite read is THE most relaxing experience on the planet. Racing through a thrilling adventure with the roar of the ocean just steps away is my ultimate happy place.

2. Reading by the fire. When I can't get to the beach, the fire is just as good.

3. Browsing the Book Store or Library. Does this need an explanation? An entire room filled with all kinds of stories just waiting to be discovered! I love picking through the shelves quietly by myself, checking out all the latest titles. Whether it's finding a hidden secret gem somewhere in the stacks or picking up a staff recommendation, I never leave without something I'm desperate to get home and crack open.

4.  When someone loves a book I recommended. Whenever a  friend asks me what they should read—especially if I know they aren't a big reader — I get really stressed. Just because I loved this book, doesn't mean they will. And what if they tell me they hated it? It will hurt my soul, wilt my heart, and make me question our friendship (kidding....kinda). But when someone comes back and says how much they LOVED the book I told them to read, I feel like a champion!!!

5. THIS! My bookshelves. I just put them up recently and every time I pass the living room I have to stop in and take a peak.

6. The "One More Chapter" lie. I know I've found an awesome read when its late at night and I have to make a deal with myself — "One more chapter, and then it's time for bed. Just one more." And then twenty chapters later I either fall asleep mid-page or I'm done the book.

7. Conquering Jeopardy (or any kind of trivia). Jeopardy is one of those shows that either makes you feel like a super genius, or like you need to start studying Wikipedia. Most of the time, it makes me feel like reading Wikipedia. BUT every once in a while, there's a book category. And every once in a while, its questions about books I know. And when I can answer a bunch of questions on Jeopardy correctly, it's a good day.

8. Covers! I like discovering different covers for books I love. I don't hunt them down,  but when I see a cover that's different from the one I have at home, I usually have to snap it up. Especially if it's Anne of Green Gables.

9. Finding a used book with messages/dog ears/tattered pages. I really like going to a used bookstore and finding a book that's just barely hanging on to life. Books with yellowed pages or dog ears, or pages falling out. It makes me think this was a well loved book. A story someone read again and again. Which means it's probably worth checking out. I also love finding a message written on the inside cover. Don't know why. I guess because it's like finding a story within a story. Who was this book giver? Who did they give the book to, and why? Why this book specifically?

10. Giving books with messages written on the inside. It's my favourite gift to give. Don't get me wrong, I usually get the birthday person or whoever a gift they WANT, but if I can squeeze it in, I throw in a new book too. And a message with the date. It's always better than a card and people are always excited to receive it -- even if they didn't know they wanted a book in the first place :P

Meaghan McIsaac was born and raised in Oakville, Ontario. She briefly lived in the UK, where she completed her MA in Writing for Children, and now lives in Toronto and is a full-time writer. Her books for young readers include The Boys of Fire and AshUnderhand and Movers.

Blurb Description: The world is dying, overcrowded and polluted. Storms rage over the immensely tall tower blocks, attracted to Movers.
Movers are connected to people in the future, their Shadows. And moving your Shadow is highly illegal. 
Patrick knows all too well what happens if you break the law: his father has been in the Shelves ever since he moved his Shadow. And now Patrick and his family are in danger again.Following a catastrophic event at their school, Patrick must go on the run. Through filthy, teeming markets, forebrawler matches, a labyrinth of underground tunnels and beyond, he’ll need his wits and courage to escape the forces that want to take everything he loves.

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