1. Welcome to Queen of Contemporary! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?
Thank you for having me! Well, I’m Sophie, 20 and in my third and final year of university where I’m studying English Literature and Creative Writing. I’m hoping to go in to publishing after graduation – fingers crossed! I’ve recently developed an obsession with Gilmore Girls and have a long-standing love of many, many other American TV shows…
I began So Many Books, So Little Time in January 2009 after spending a few months trawling all of the American blogs and discovering that very few of the books they featured I could actually get my hands on! I decided it was time to give some focus to the UK.
2. What is your favourite and least favourite thing about blogging?
Good question! Without a shadow of a doubt, the community is my favourite part of blogging. I’ve made so many friends that I just couldn’t have imagined when I started this four years ago. The bloggers, authors and publishers that I interact with on a daily basis are some of my favourite people to speak to!
My least favourite thing about blogging is definitely the pressure I feel to post regularly and review everything I receive – both of which can be impossible sometimes. No one expects these things other than me and it can be a little difficult to remember that sometimes.
3. How do you juggle reading, blogging and university?
Badly! I am extremely good at procrastinating so I have to make sure I spend day doing that week’s blog posts so I can do my uni work and have time to read whenever I can fit it in. Sometimes uni reading and assignments take over and the reading is the first to slip I’m afraid. I do always make time for the internet though J
4. If you could have two YA boys fighting over you, who would they be?
Oh man, that is a difficult question! I have so many YA boy loves… BUT I think that Dimitri Belikov from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare would give the best fright. And look seriously good in doing so!
5. Away from the Internet, what do you like to do?
There’s a life outside the internet?? To be honest, I’m extremely lazy and I like my laptop a lot so we spend a lot of time together J I do also love a good TV series that I can stuck in to and when I can, I try to go to gigs and see musicals. But I do seem to spend a lot of time doing uni work at the moment as I graduate in a few months and the work is intense!
6. If you could be the author of any novel, which one would it be and why?
Hmm, there are so many books I would love to have written but the one that immediately jumps out at me is How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. It was her debut and it blew the world away. Written in almost stream of consciousness, abandoning grammatical and structural rules while packing a serious emotional punch, it’s not a novel you can easily forget.
7. Which five books are your favourites?
Tough question! Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now is definitely on the list as you may have guessed! The Diary of a Crush trilogy by Sarra Manning (I’m totally counting that as one book!), The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Cane (cheating again…). Okay, that was really difficult!
Thank you for having me!