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My name is Nancy and I am an avid reader from the San Francisco, bay area.

I love to read and I relish the fact that within the pages of a story I can loose myself and become the heroine, fly that plane, man the ship or ride that horse that will take me to far away lands and adventure. When times are most worrisome it is my books that I seek for refuge and solace and am always comforted by those words that bring me endless joy.

Although I am an adult, my blog specializes in Young Adult reads and I favor Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopian, Steam Punk and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, but am also venturing out of my "comfort" zones and enjoying other genres. 

True happiness for me is great book, a good cup of coffee and a comfy chair. 

Ahhh... for me, that is utter bliss.


My name is Haley and I'm addicted to books, with out them my life would not be the same. Books give me an escape to a world of possibilities were I can go on amazing adventures and make friends with all the characters. When I read it takes me to a place were I can be who ever I want and no one will judge me and I am the happiest person in the world. When ever i feel sad or alone I turn to my books and seek out my friends amongst the pages and join them on quests, wars against evil monsters, adventures threw the wardrobe and so much more. I read everything historical fiction, nonfiction, horror, fantasy, romance, adventure, folklore, plays, and fairy tales. If I could i would spend all my times in coffee shops and used book stores with my nose stuck in a book totally unaware of the world around me. I dream of someday being able to fill every wall in my house with books.....it would be my own personal library :)

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

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I am an avid reader from Northern California and if you are a publisher and would like to have your YOUNG or NEW ADULT book reviewed, please email me. I accept ARCs, as well as books that have already been released. I am also more than happy to do author interviews, guest posts, and contests to promote your book as long as they are in the Young and New Adult genre. Please check my review policy prior to sending me an email, thank you. curlyshoe(at)gmail(dot)com

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Upcoming YA Bay Area Book Events

I have compiled all the SF, bay area YA and NA events in this section. If you know of any events that I have failed to post, please let me know. Also, please keep in mind that some events may change and it is best to verify all events prior to attendance.

2015

JANUARY

STACEY JAY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Friday, January 2 @ 7pm

KATIE COYLE LAUNCH PARTY!
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Tuesday, January 6 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, January 7 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Thursday, January 8 @ 7pm

BRANDON SANDERSON

Barnes and Noble in El Cerrito
Saturday, January 17 @ 4pm

JOELLE CHARBONNEAU
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Wednesday, January 28 @ 7pm

FEBRUARY


LUNAR BALL with MARISSA MEYER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, February 3 @ 7 pm

Purchase tickets HERE

COURTNEY ALAMEDA Book Launch
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Thursday, February 5 @ 7pm


LISA MCMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, February 6 @ 7pm


RICHELLE MEAD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, February 10 @ 7pm
Purchase tickets HERE

MAUREEN JOHNSON
Books Inc. in San Francisco
Sunday, February 15 @ 6pm

JESSICA BRODY
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Wednesday, February 25 @ 7pm

YA Group Tour featuring SETH FISHMAN, MAGGIE HALL, RACHEL HAWKINS JESSICA KHOURY AND MORGAN RHODES
A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland
Monday, March 9 @ 7pm

...and lots more events are coming. I am so excited but cannot share them yet :) Stay Tuned!!

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