About Me

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Pronouns: They/Them Preferably. Also uses she/her.

Hi all! My name is Lori, the proud owner of The Reading Fairy. The Reading Fairy is a site where I talk about books especially books by marginalized authors, but I also use it to talk about all the cool book I’m reading!

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About Me:

I am currently 17 years old. I had a blog since I was fourteen. Ever since than, it has went through many changes into the product that you see today!

I am an unapologetly queer teenager who is also mixed race (Black and white). I am ownvoices for Black rep, Bisexual rep, Chronic Pain, Demisexual, Genderqueer and Graymantic. 

I live in Colorado! The mountain state in the US where every Coloradans knows-if you don’t like the weather, wait ten minutes because it changes. It’s true.

Other Things: 

I have been playing my flute since 5th grade, and still going on for about six years later. I don’t have much time to play it at home, and the pandemic so there is no band class for the first time in years. I also play the piccolo which is hard. I also dabble in other instruments such as the Bass Clarinet.

Favorite Music Artists: Taylor Swift, Faith Marie, Carrie Underwood, Demi Lavato, Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne!

I adore traveling! I love seeing new sights and while I can not travel because of the pandemic, and I do not have a drivers license-I am eagerly awaiting the day I could safely do so. I take after my grandpa after that because I spent my early childhood traveling.

I love writing! I’m currently in the middle of a couple of WIP right now, but it honestly is a coping mechanism for me.

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My Favorite Authors: 

In No Particular Order…

Leigh Bardugo: Bardugo is such a talented author that contentiously writes amazing books in the Grisha Universe. Six of Crows series will always be my favorite, with the Smoke and Trilogy and than King of Scars are okay.

Laini Taylor: I have yet to find a book that she wrote that I didn’t like. Strange the Dreamer was the first book I fell in love with, and decided to see what else she wrote. She writes so majestically and I’m always in awe of what she writes. It’s so flowery while always keeping the point, and not letting her plot drag. Her books are certainly unique, and am always looking to see what else she writes in the future.

Marie Lu: Marie Lu is one of the authors I’ve discovered through blogging, and I always found her books to be unique. While I still haven’t read all of her books yet, hopefully this is the year I do, because she is such a good author.

Cassandra Clare: I read City of Bones a few years back out of curiosity and fell in love with the shadowhunter world. While I do think that the Mortal Instruments is a bit boring, and her writing style sucks, but in the later books, her writing really has changed and including representation that is normally not included in YA, makes her one of my favorite authors. She is always a must-buy author for me.

Sarah J. Maas: I like reading her books. She is a bit problematic with a few things , but her writing style is quite engaging. I’m always entertained with her books.

Rick Riordan: Rick Riordan is an author I’ve never imagined that I would read especially since mythology has never really interested me in any sorts. I own all of his books and slowly getting through them and finding really well-written. His writing style is really good, and he’s also a must-buy author from me. He is one of the trusted Middle Grade authors that I trust in tackling with diversity in a respectful way, while also boosting marginalized voices in his imprint, Rick Riordan Presents.

Akemi Dawn Bowman: I have finally read her books like Summer Bird Blue and Starfish, and I loved them. She is a talented writer, who probably seen my struggles like writing an asexual and aromantic protagonist in Summer Bird Blue, and writing someone who suffers from social anxiety in Starfish. She is such a talented author that I can’t wait to read more of.

S.K. Ali: She is literally an angel while writing books. Her book, Love From A to Z, is literally one of the unapologetic Muslim voices around and is very beloved. Saints and Misfits was good, but it wasn’t the best, but I could tell how much she grows as a writer, as more books are published by her.

Angie Thomas: Thomas could literally write a grocery list and I will read it. She is a really talented author and her books, The Hate U Give (which tackles on police brutality and racism) and On the Come Up (poverty and trying to make it as a black rapper) are very loved by me.

Marissa Meyer: I loved her Lunar Chronicles series and her ongoing Renegades Series. She is such a talented writer, and I could always devour what she writes, because there’s always something magical about it.

Rin Chupeco: I love their books so much, and honestly The Bone Witch series has been so underrated in the book community. They have an amazing online presence.

Hafsah Faizal: I loved her debut novel and I’m really looking forward in reading We Free the Stars. She’s just so kind, and honestly I love her designs that she makes.

Sandhya Menon: I love her books so much and will go scream about them for a while? She is one underrated author, but her books always feature Desi characters and a cute swoony romance. And she also lives in my state, so there is always a high chance she will stop by Tattered Cover for her book signings!

Rena Barron: I loved Maya and the Rising Dark. Her debut, Kingdom of Souls is one of those books where it demands to be reread to appreciate it a lot. Her books are so good and I am now eagerly awaiting for more books.

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Favorite Books:

Amazon.com: We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, 1) (9781250250797):  Faizal, Hafsah: BooksAmazon.com: The Silence of Bones (9781250229557): Hur, June: BooksAmazon.com: The Sound of Stars (9781335911551): Dow, Alechia: BooksAmazon.com: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (9780062891495): Brown, Roseanne A.:  BooksAmazon.com: A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes) (9780448494531):  Tahir, Sabaa: BooksAmazon.com: Love from A to Z (9781534442726): Ali, S. K.: BooksAmazon.com: A Spark of White Fire (Celestial Trilogy) (9781510733787):  Mandanna, Sangu: BooksAmazon.com: Love Is a Revolution (9781547600601): Watson, Renée: BooksWings of Ebony | Book by J. Elle | Official Publisher Page | Simon &  SchusterAmazon.com: The Poppy War: A Novel eBook: Kuang, R. F.: Kindle StoreOnce Upon an Eid by S.K. AliAmazon.com: Felix Ever After (9780062820259): Callender, Kacen: Books

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Favorite Quotes:

“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.
I was a survivor, and I was strong.
I would not be weak, or helpless again
I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

“Hearts aren’t meant to be broken an infinite amount of times.”

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Boeman

“Seize the wind,” I whispered. “Don’t become the kite that never flies.” 

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“We hunt the flame, the light in the darkness, the good this world deserves.”

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

“People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they’re not. There’s no telling how long you will have them near.”

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han