Special Guest Post ~ The Reader (Traci Chee), Plus Giveaway!!

Special Guest Post ~ The Reader (Traci Chee), Plus Giveaway!!

 

Today we're spotlighting Traci Chee's novel, The Reader and we are talking about our love for books and reading!

Read on for more about why we love reading, this novel, and check out the giveaway!

 

 

The Reader explores a world without reading.

What would it mean to you to live in a world without books?

 

**Contributed by Beth Edwards, Assistant Blog Manager**

 

A world without reading would be like trying to survive in a world without oxygen. Books and reading are pivotal for people to learn and to have an imagination. Books help to empower our imagination and are powerful to keep our brains active and always learning something new. 

 

 Reading is such a huge part of my life and I could never image a life without it. Reading relieves stress, improves your mental health, and can bring hours and hours of entertainment. Reading can take you out of your stress filled life and take you to unimaginable places full of fantasy, romance and amazing worlds! 

 

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Meet, The Reader!!

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Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.

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Meet, Traci Chee!

Traci Chee

 

Traci Chee is an author of speculative fiction for teens. An all-around word geek, she loves book arts and art books, poetry and paper crafts, though she also dabbles at piano playing, egg painting, and hosting potluck game nights for family and friends. She studied literature and creative writing at UC Santa Cruz and earned a master of arts degree from San Francisco State University. Traci grew up in a small town with more cows than people, and now feels most at home in the mountains, scaling switchbacks and happening upon hidden highland lakes. She lives in California with her fast-fast dog. The Reader is her YA debut.
 
 

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 The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold, #1)

The Reader

By: Traci Chee

Paperback Release Date: September 13, 2016 

 

 

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Vanessa Gayle on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 20:31

I love reading so that I can escape from all of my problems and venture into new worlds.

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I love reading so that I can escape from all of my problems and venture into new worlds.
Milena Mutter on Monday, 15 August 2016 19:39

I read to escape reality

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I read to escape reality :)
Kristen Joiner on Thursday, 18 August 2016 23:31

I love reading because I love learning about new people, cultures, languages, worlds, etc. Whether history, fiction, young adult, etc. you can learn a lot by reading.

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I love reading because I love learning about new people, cultures, languages, worlds, etc. Whether history, fiction, young adult, etc. you can learn a lot by reading.
Kara S on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 14:15

Reading books is how I learned to dream as a kid. Thanks for this, Kara S

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Reading books is how I learned to dream as a kid. :) Thanks for this, Kara S
Anne on Thursday, 01 September 2016 07:50

Reading is like traveling to me. It transports me to different worlds and introduces me to interesting people. I love reading!

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Reading is like traveling to me. It transports me to different worlds and introduces me to interesting people. I love reading!
stephanie bondlow on Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:18

I didn't read until I was 7, remember having to repeat Kindergarten for not knowing how. Once I could though, that was it. In first grade I was getting in trouble for reading in the back by the bookshelves instead of sitting in my desk to do work. I stayed up into the wee hours reading under my covers with my little book light. I can't go a day without reading. It is my vice, keeps me going.

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I didn't read until I was 7, remember having to repeat Kindergarten for not knowing how. Once I could though, that was it. In first grade I was getting in trouble for reading in the back by the bookshelves instead of sitting in my desk to do work. I stayed up into the wee hours reading under my covers with my little book light. I can't go a day without reading. It is my vice, keeps me going.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 04 September 2016 20:59

Reading takes me away from my life and lets me travl the world and experiemce things I never will in my own life.

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Reading takes me away from my life and lets me travl the world and experiemce things I never will in my own life.
Renee Rousseau on Monday, 05 September 2016 18:17

I love reading because it not only sparks my imagination but it also unlocks pieces of hidden memories.

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I love reading because it not only sparks my imagination but it also unlocks pieces of hidden memories.
Nicole Wetherington on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 23:36

I love to read because I get to have so many experiences and live so many different lives through other people's imaginations!

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I love to read because I get to have so many experiences and live so many different lives through other people's imaginations!
Taffy Lovell on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 16:53

I love to read for a new perspective on life, to get away from reality for a moment and to live.

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I love to read for a new perspective on life, to get away from reality for a moment and to live.

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