I am the parent that promotes education and reading above all else.
It's what my own biological parents did for me. With all of their flaws I'm glad they did so. I'm happy that I have an IQ of 186 and that I've been reading since I was four. I'm proud of the fact that at the age of 10 when my teacher asked me what my favorite book was, I stood in front of the class and told her that it was "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare, though it was more of a play in book form rather than just a book.
I was a nerd.
I am a nerd.
I'm proud to be one.
It's me that friends come to when they want to know something about history. I'm the one they come to when they want to spell something or if they need a mathematical equation or taxes done. I'm not typical. I am so book smart that according to the bio mom I have no common sense. LOL.
I know that's not true, but I do know that I'm really smart. Maybe not all the time. And with what's going on health wise with my body [Dizziness, Lightheadedness, Blurred Vision, white vision, letters swimming on the page, words not making sense when I read them, getting a headache when trying to read] I'm starting to feel stupider, but one thing I can always do is encourage my daughter, my Chipmunk to read.
I did it when I had custody of her. I encouraged her to go to her school library and read, bought her books, and whenever she said she was bored I told her to "go read the Bible," because obviously she'd ran out of books to read right?
So today I sent her a copy of Cherie Noel's book "Shadow Dance" because I know that it doesn't have any sex in it. At least not the free part of the story. But now I'm stuck because I don't know any YA books out there because I don't read them.
So I'm asking all of you. Those of you who actually read my blog [thank you!]:
Can you recommend some good Y.A. novels? Gay, lesbian, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, contemporary. Doesn't matter. My child loves the Twilight novels but she also loved something called Snake River or something like that. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I want to try and get her a NOOK or a Kindle so I can put them all on there and then send it to her. But for now I have to send them to her email addy.
So, can you all recommend some good YA books?
-Vicktor Aleksandr B