Happy Day 1 of the summer edition of the Biannual Bibiothon! I am so, so excited to spend the next week reading, blogging, and writing since it is also Camp NaNoWriMo, and then sharing it will all of you. Today’s blogging challenge is being hosted by Evil Queen Books blog so make sure you go check her out! She gave us the challenge of telling our three favourite vacation spots, so that is what I am here to bring to you today, as well as recommending some books tied to these locations.
I am actually part Mexican, so going back to Mexico to visit family is always a fun time. To name one place I love the most would be really hard, but I do love Puerto Vallarta if I want somewhere more touristy. Chiapas is where my family lives, so that is another place that has my heart. To be honest, I haven’t read too books influenced by Mexican culture, but one book I can think of is Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova which has Hispanic main characters and is also mainly influenced by Hispanic folklore. This book follows a girl named Alex who is a bruja, and after doing a spell to get rid of her magic, she accidentally banishes her family, leaving her with a strange, unpredictable boy named Nova to help her find them.
I am kind of cheating on this one because sadly I have not been to Greece, but I have wanted to since I was ten years old. I know I would Greece because what is not to love? It is a country of bright blue water, a matching sky, and beautiful architecture. The reason I want to visit so badly is because of my love for Greek myths and legends, which I developed after reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It is about a young boy named Percy who discovers his father is a Greek god and is thrust into the crazy world of gods and demigods, after he is blamed for stealing Zeus’s master lightning bolt. It is filled with adventure and awesome characters, so definitely check it out if you haven’t already for some odd reason.
California has been a favourite vacation place of mine for a while because there is so much to do! The weather is (usually) really nice, and they’re beaches are the ones from the movies, so whenever I go to one, I feel like I am on set of 90210. A book that takes place in California that I want to recommend is Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins which takes place in San Francisco. It follows a girl named Lola who vows never to wear the same thing twice. Every day she is something new, her outfits wild and crazy, but always her. And at the moment her life is perfect. She has a great boyfriend, a great best friend, and is in her last year of high school, but all of that is spun around when her first love moves back next door, stirring a lot of old emotions that she has tried to forget about.
Those are my three favourite vacation spots and the books that I paired with them, and I hope you enjoyed! If you are participating in this readathon, and any of the blogging/vlogging challenges, update me on your progress and link me some of your finished products below! That is all for now, but I will see you later today with my day 1 update, and tomorrow with my blog post for day 2.
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