Friday, August 5, 2011

From The Trenches: Maggie - Introductory Post

Hello everyone! And Happy First-Friday-of-August.

I'd like to take a minute to introduce myself a little better. That sidebar doesn't say much. First, I'm an aspiring author, and my name is Maggie (previously known as Lizzy). I'm a tad new to the blogging sphere, and only just started my first open-to-the-public blog a month or so ago with Constance, so a little grace would be very much appreciated as I adjust to posting for Even More People.

I'm really excited (and a little nervous!) to participate in From The Trenches. It's an honor, to say the least. Thank you, Authoress! I'm happy to contribute whatever I can to your amazing blog, and I hope I won't disappoint.

Anyway, enough about me. 

I think I'll start things out with asking YOU some questions to break the ice.

Let's talk BOOKS. 

I've been enjoying some particularly good books lately (the most recent being Graceling by Kristin Cashore) and I'd love to hear about you

What books have you been reading/finished lately?

What are some of your favorite books and genres?

I'll be in the comments and willing to discuss and banter. Hopefully I'll meet you in there. Looking forward to a future of First-Fridays!



  1. I'm reading Ruby Red by Kirsten Grier, a YA time travel book and really liking it so far. I also write YA time travel, a genre you don't see too much of, so it's nice to see this book do so well.

    Nice to meet you, Lizzy!

  2. Hi! Nice to meet you too, Elle.

    That sounds awesome. I LOVE time travel. I think I'll go check it out.

  3. *checks out Ruby Red*

    Aw, I feel famous now. Almost as famous as when Authoress mentioned me on MSFV. :P

    But anyway. I've read Across the Universe and Divergent, and I'm about to read Paranormalcy. AtU and Divergent were both AMAZING. I would totally reread them.
    Generally, I love reading fantasy and sci-fi and romances and lots of others. I'll read almost any genre, basically. I'm not too crazy about contemporaries, but if someone suggests one, I'll try it, too.

    Hi Twin. Nice to meet you. ^^

  4. I've just finished reading Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child and now I've just started Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss.

    I'm not big on YA, but I try to read the YA books written by bloggers I follow, so I've read Paranormalcy and Across the Universe. I read thrillers, mysteries, and pretty much anything with guns and explosions :)

    I'm looking forward to more From the Trenches posts!

  5. @Twin LOL! Nice to meet you. And of course, I agree with your taste, except I haven't read Paranormalcy and I'm not sure I will.

    @Matt I'm going to check out 'Gone Tomorrow' because I haven't heard of it. But I have read 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' and it's good, though decidedly non-fic. ^^

    I don't read thrillers, but I do love a good mystery. Across the Universe was good.

    Thanks for reading!

  6. I prefer YA. I just finished the HungerGames Series by Suzanne Collins ~ Loved it!

    And last night I just cracked open Hourglass which is also about time travel by Myra McEntire. I was only going to read the first couple chapters before bed but it sucked me in quickly. I finally stopped myself at chapter 7. There's good voice to the writing.

  7. Oooh, I love Hunger Games!

    And I've seen Hourglass, and thought about reading it. I love good voice.

    Thanks for reading!

  8. I've just finished Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer. AWESOME BOOK. I also read White Cat by Holly Black and I'm in the middle of the Maximum Ride series.

    I was just given the eBook version of Released by Megan Duncan. It's self published, but it's about a demon apocolypse so it seems really good. I'm going to read Divergent by Veronica Roth too, because I heard that was awesome. And The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Hmm...lots of dystopian here.

    Anyways.......lots of books :D

  9. @Gabbi Ooh, I've heard of those, but haven't read. That's actually the case with most "new", popular books. I've heard about them, but haven't read them. *rolls eyes* I'm SO behind.

    That sounds good! And dystopian can be fun to read, if it's done well. Enjoy those books!

    Thanks for reading! (this post... hah!)