Hey guys. Tayte's my name. Better known as the girl behind this awesome blog. :D Anyway, a little about me.
When I first started Reading in Paradise, my only goal was to win giveaways for more books. I love to read, and if you were obsessed with it as much as I am, you would do anything just to get a book you don't have to pay for. But soon, I started to like putting down my thoughts online and sharing them with everyone. And BAM! I started book blogging. :D
I've read my entire life. Third grade was when I made it a goal to try to read all of the Magic Tree House books. I haven't because I read YA books instead now, but maybe some day. You know, when I was younger, I sucked at my vocabulary, and on my Star Reading Test, I wouldn't do so good, but my teachers let me read what I wanted to because I got AR points and I love to read.
As a young adult with only a part time job, I can't afford to do a lot of giveaways (even though mom pays for most of my trades). If I do a giveaway, it's my money, and i need it for my education, but as soon as I gratuate, I might starting doing more.
When I'm not reading, I can be found at work, writing, sleeping, eating, traveling, entering giveaways, or working on homework. That or emailing people about trading books. I have a lot to trade, and I hope people take them. I've only donated to my local library or GoodWill once because I got rid of all the books I didn't want to keep. That or I've sold them. My favorite sale was to a school bus driver who loves buying books for her riders. She said books keep them quiet. That was one of the greatest stories I've ever heard.
I have two friends that are in love with reading as much as me. Both love it and try to do it as much as possible while still passing school. I borrow and share my books with them and they do the same. One of my friends I owe all of this to them, because if not for her, I wouldn't have gotten into YA books and blogging and stuff. Or winning my first book, which was The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa.
Someday I hope to go to BEA and ALA Summer and other book signings. Once I have enough money of course. And I'd love to see the world. One of my goals in live is to see it all. That and to finish one of the books I've started. One day, I will be a best selling author.
That's all. :D
Oh, and I like to use :D a lot.
NOTE: I say I'm the Twitter Contest Queen. Why? Because basically every post on Twitter is a giveaway. I don't do what-am-i-doing tweets much or wall posts on FB. I used to, but now it's only contests. Acutally, once in a blue moon I will. :D Head over to @Tayte5 to enter some good contests. There's never one not there!
Keept On Reading!