1. Why did you start blogging?
2. So far, what is the best thing that has come out of blogging?
Definitely the people. Receiving a new follower and a comment always brightens my day and I love it when I receive positive feedback, especially when people post meaningful comment. I have made so many friends via the Internet and I just love to talk to people who are like me and love ranting about books. I only know a couple of people face to face who like reading and they don’t really like what I like, so it is awesome to come home from school and just blab about reading. I could ramble for ages about what I love about it, so I think I’ll stop now;)
3. Outside of your blogging life, what is your favourite thing to do?
Hmm… reading? 😉 If blogging and reading don’t count then I would have to say… writing. (hmm, also fairly predictable but oh well). I also love listening to music, spending time with my friends and family, karate and watch films. When I’m not blogging I am usually am watching TV though… especially Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Miranda, How I Met Your Mother, Victorious, Doctor Who and comedy panel shows.
4. What would you say to anyone who doesn’t like reading?
YOU DO REALLY! YOU JUST HAVEN’T TRIED A GOOD BOOK! *thrusts an amazing YA book at them and commands them to not speak until they have read it*
Well… that would be my preferred choice. I would probably say something like: Not all books are fantastic, some are amazing to some and boring to others. Find a book that is good for you and read more books of that genre/author. Reading isn’t nerdy or geeky or uncool, it is just going into a world that it so much better than yours and having adventures with characters. Books aren’t pure Shakespeare either – you will be surprised how books can influence your life.
5. If you could meet any fictional book character, who would it be?
Hermione Granger. I think I am a lot like her and she would be such a great person to know… and she would probably bring Harry and Ron along so I could meet them too! Hehe, loophole;)
6. When you first started blogging, did you expect to get where you are today?
Not at all! I still dream about having thousands of followers but I am happy with what I have achieved. I am not the best book blogger out there but I am still proud when an author/publisher want me to review their book. Like I mentioned before, when I started I hardly knew anything about the book blogosphere. And now… I don’t think I could live without it.
7. Do you have any advice to give to future book bloggers?
Create a blog asap! It is an amazing experience! Gather knowledge before you start a book blog so you can start off with a good blog. Make a sleek design that looks professional but not boring. And finally, blog because you love books, not for free books or any other bonuses. You may land yourself in a blogging slump but don’t lose faith, just take a break for a few weeks and come back fresh and relaxed. Good luck!
8. What are your favourite book blogs?
Do you have a few years? Because this may take a while…. get ready for the long list! Ahem. Booktastic Reviews, **Singing and Reading in the Rain**, Bookster Reviews, Never Judge a Book, Page-turner, The Book Parade, Realm of Fiction, A Reading Daydreamer, Blog of a Bookaholic, Alex’s Bookish Blog, Booked Up!, The Teen Book Guru, The Beaucoup Review, Ebony Black Lines, and (of course) YOURS! 😀
Book? Tricky… this changes every week but I’ll have to say The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. 🙂
TV Programme? The Big Bang Theory! 😀
Sport? I am not the biggest fan of sport but I do karate and I enjoy that.
Food? Pizza! 😛
Song? This changes all the time but I love the song How To Save a Life by The Fray. I also love anything by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and The Script.
Thank you so much for interviewing me, Lucy! Great questions! 😀