So - my first blog entry discussing what I like most to read and why. I guess my preferred genres are science fiction and historical fiction - mainly because I like when authors help me envision a world that is different from (or derivative of) my world. I am currently reading an excellent sci-fi series similar to that of Ender's Game called Insignia by SJ Kincaid. The series features a fourteen-year-old boy named Tom who becomes recruited for a military group called Combatants that is fighting WWIII in space. Tom has to adjust to his new life, balancing his roles and battling unexpected political battles, so that he can become a combatant. I love this new series and have recommended it to my friends, but in doing so I often get asked the name of my #1 favorite book. I have to confess that my all-time favorite is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. Written in 1844 it remains the ultimate story of adventure, redemption and revenge, and I never tire of rereading this classic. These are just a few examples of the kind of books I enjoy reading - much more to come.
My name is Lawrence Raia and I'm a high-school senior, headed to Northwestern University in the fall. I like to read books on nearly any topic, but this page will be devoted to things I'm currently reading and the latest book releases.
Proud member and teen book blogger for the 2015 and 2016 BookExpo America (BEA) Bloggers Conferences (NYC and Chicago).