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This girl (in the silly snapchat pic)..... is me


Hi....Hey....Hello...? None of those sound right. I'm Carissa and I absolutely love to read. My reading obsession didn't start off at a young age. No. Not at all. In fact, I had such a hard time reading when I was younger. I hated it. What I hated most, was that little seven year old Carissa would be practicing reading to my younger brother who was four at the time, and he would be correcting me on words. That was infuriating and only enforced my hatred for reading. My parents wouldn't have that and they would force me to read everything I saw. Billboards, restaurant signs, menus, tv guides, everything that had words, I was forced to read.
THANK GOODNESS THEY MADE ME DO THAT!
By the time I hit fourth grade, I loved reading. I was in an advances reading class at school and reading daily (mostly because it was required by the school). But my obsession with reading didn't start until seventh grade when I read the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. I consumed all the books that were out, but it wasn't enough. I started picking up all kinds of books and devouring their words.
But even then....... the obsession was only slight. When I got into High School it was game on. I consumed books, devoured them, one right after the other, with the occasional bad tasting school assigned book.
Now, reading is still a constant. Whether it is paper back, hard back, audio, or ebook, I continue to lavish in literature. Colorado Cozy is a place where I can express my opinions about the very books that I read and share my opinions with you and hopefully you can share your opinions with me as well.

What do I love to read?
I like this question much more than I like the "What's your favorite book?" question. The books that tend to grab my attention more than others, are contemporary romance. They can be YA or New Adult, but the contemporary romance genre is what I tend to read most. Now, just because I read mostly CR, doesn't mean I don't read other genres as well. I also love to read paranormal, mostly fallen angel. I don't know why.... but I do read a lot of fallen angel novels. I also read dystopia. How can you not read dystopia when you have series like, The Hunger Games, or Divergent? I mean... dystopia is pretty much required in the 21st century. I also ready fantasy and alternate universe novels, such as Harry Potter, Mortal Instruments, etc. Really when you get right down to it, I enjoy reading all kinds of genres of books. My taste in books in very much like my taste in music, unexpected, eclectic, diverse, and well maintained. Pretty much, if it's a book with a fantastic plot line, a sprinkle or romance, a gallon of humor and a whole heap of entertainment , I'm probably down to read it. I won't say no to a lot of books. It just has to be interesting to me. Oh! And I hate to say it, but it has to have a cool cover. I definitely judge a book by it's cover. Sorry, please don't hate me. But it's impossible not to!

My Love List:
Books: Maybe Someday, Ugly love, Slammed, Pushing the Limits, Harry Potter series, Infernal Devices series, Anna and the French Kiss series, Hush Hush series, Maximum Ride series
Authors: Colleen Hoover!, James Patterson, Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, Katie McGarry, J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare
Foods: ANYTHING POTATOE (French fries, mashed potatoes, potato salad, hash browns, chips), I'm a steak girl all the way!
Drink: Lemonade, Sprite, Coffee, Starbucks, Tea
Color: Blues (turquoise, teal, aquamarine)
Movies: Constantine, Amadeus, Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, Leap Year, The Proposal, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Harry Potter series, Mission Impossible series
TV Shows: Criminal Minds, Game of Thrones, Bones, Young and Hungry, Pretty Little Liars, Cupcake Wars
Book Boyfriends: Noah Hutchins, Patch, Will Herondale, Jem Carstairs, Cricket Bell, Will Cooper, Fang
Things I am obsessed with: Photography, Reading, Writing, Pinterest, Disney, Disney songs!
Favorite pass time: Sitting on the couch in yoga pants, drinking a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and reading a book.


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