Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fantasy Favourites Read-a-Thon Intro Post!


Hello, everybody! Today is a fun little post for the Fantasy Favourites Read-a-Thon hosted by Olivia from Olivia's Catastrophe and Inge and Aly from Of Wonderland so I'm super excited for this one! Anyhoo, today, as part of one of the challenges for this read-a-thon I'll be telling you guys my reading goals as well as maybe letting you know a little more about me that you probably didn't know before.

Disclaimer: If you're new to my blog, HI. I'm very weird and you're really cool and I love books. Now that we have any potential introductions out of the way, let's get on with this post!

1. Who are you?
My name is Anissa, you can call me Anne if that's easier, and I LOVE books. Duh. I love writing, sketching, math, and I'm borderline OCD. Because you needed to know that. I also love coffee, Netflix, and have a really big crush on Nick Wylde at the moment. Oh, and I love Disney. I promise I'm seventeen.

2. Why are you joining the read-a-thon?
I simply thought it would be fun because I love fantasy books and don't read as many of them as I would like to. I also thought it would help give me the boost I need to finally read Percy Jackson at long last. Yay!

3. Which books do you intend to read?

4. How many pages do you think you’ll manage?
I'm hoping to read just as much as possible so I'll be shooting for 500 pages. That's a safe number, right? I don't want to set my goal too high since this summer I'm working on some other creative projects but I still hope to get a lot of reading done.

5. What’s your favourite thing about the fantasy genre?
I have to say I love the fantasy genre because nothing is impossible or out of the ordinary. Not really, anyway. Fantasy is all about letting your imagination run rapid with all the ideas that you wish were real. For instance, if I lived in Middle Earth, I'd finally have a pet dragon. Like, yes, please!

6. Which fantasy books do you always recommend?
I'm guilty of always recommending the same books over and over again. But when you have a book you really love, you tend to want everyone on earth to read the same book. For me, my fantasy favorite is The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Maybe it's just because I adore dark fantasy but this book was so up my alley! Given, it broke me into about a million pieces but I still loved it!

7. Which fantasy books are you dying to read?
Ugh, there are so many out there in the world! Let's just stick with these titles for now:


8. If you could travel to one fantasy world, which one would it be (I know it’s hard, but try not to say Hogwarts.)

Since I've never read Harry Potter, I don't exactly wish to go to Hogwarts. I know, I know, shame on me. But my number one answer is and forever will be Narnia. Ever since I saw the first movie in theaters I was just entranced by the world and I think it pretty much was the start of my love for fantasy. I adore the movies and I'm so excited for the next one! If I could find an antique wardrobe in an old house or furniture shop, I would honestly go inside of it. Let me dream.

So, that's my post for today! What fantasy book is your favorite? I would love any recommendations if you have any. Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!


  1. Narnia is a good choice! Although I don't think I could handle Narnia in the winter. I'm not a person who does very well with the cold - I need the warmth to spur me on and keep me going. I really like the list of the ones your dying to read. The covers look so great! And the Night Circus is one I have been wanting to try out for a long LONG time!

    1. I agree on winter, I'm more of a summer or spring person so I usually layer as many clothes as possible during the colder seasons :D I actually started reading The Night Circus a while ago but never picked it back up. What I read of it though was really good so I hope to finish it soon!

  2. What if I call you Nissa though? :D No seriously, do you prefer Anne or Anissa? I love sketching and writing and Disney too! Well, I have a love-hate relationship with writing because I suck at actually sitting down and doing it (yes, I'm one of those people), but it is a thing in my life sometimes. :D Good luck with your goal! :)

    1. Lol I actually quite like Nissa so I don't mind at all! I'm the same way with certain things too, sometimes I just can't sit still long enough to get anything done. Thanks so much!

  3. We are always very happy to be surrounded by weird people. :) You should totally pick up The Night Circus, it was such a magical (har har) book! What kind of creative projects will you be working on?

    1. Good because I find myself quite strange 😂 I picked up The Night Circus a few months ago but I never picked it back up again. The reason? No clue! I loved what I read though so hopefully I'll read the etnire thing soon!

      I'm actually currently working on a new book with a friend of mine that we'll be writting over the summer and I'll also be taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo and also be working on some commisions for paintings and drawings. So not that much 😂😏