Sunday, January 2, 2011

Interview with a Book Blogger- Bookworm Boulevard

Interview With a Book Blogger is a new Feature from The Crazy Bookworm. I am thrilled to kick off my first interview with Becky from Bookworm Boulevard!

How old is your Blog?

BB: 6 months. I started in early July.

What inspired you to start a book blog?

BB:I love reading and I liked the idea of blogging; I've wanted to make a book website of some sort for a long time, and in July I finally just did it! And I'm so glad I did. :)

What is the best part of blogging?

BB: I love getting to be a part of this whole awesome online community that's dedicated to books, and I love being able to share the books I'm reading with other people who love reading just as much as I do. (Those are both the best part.)

What is the hardest part of blogging?

BB: It's really hard sometimes to know what to post about. When it's taking me a long time to finish a book and get a review up, I start to feel bad about posting nothing but memes for a week at a time.

If you had to chose just 5 books to keep from your bookshelf what books would you choose? ( I know, an almost impossible question)

BB: Ahhh that doesn't even let me keep the whole Harry Potter series! This is an evil question, ha. I'd mash the entire Harry Potter series into one superbook and keep that one (cheater answer!); Paper Towns by John Green; many books... Matched by Ally Condie; either The Slippery Slope or The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket; and..Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I'm sure if you asked me that question again later my answer would be different.

If you could bring any book character to life who would you chose?

BB: I have always kind of felt like Hermione Granger and I would be great friends if she were real. Probably not a very original answer, but I mean, I grew up imagining I went to Hogwarts. If not her, then I'd really love to meet Ethan Wate from Beautiful Creatures.

What is a book you could re-read over and over again?

BB: The Harry Potter series. I already do re-read these over and over (and over and over and over...) If those are disqualified for being too generic, then either Paper Towns (John Green) or Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl).

What is your favourite reading spot?

BB: It varies depending on my mood, but in general I'd say my "reading nook." It's a corner of my room that you can't see from the doorway because it's blocked in by bookshelves; it's filled with pillows and blankets, and it's right under the window (so I especially love it when it's raining outside).

Do you have a favourite book series?

BB: Favorites are so hard. But it's hard to beat Harry Potter.

What other hobbies do you enjoy aside from blogging and reading?

BB: Writing, music (mostly singing, but I also play the clarinet and a little bit of piano and am learning guitar), and making movies. Acting, directing, editing, all that stuff. I love making videos.

Finish this sentence "I can't live without..."

BB: Oxygen, food, and water, if you wanna get technical, haha. But in a deeper sense, I can't live without my best friends. No naming names on the Internet, but I have some amazing friends who have helped me get through a lot.

Have you ever read a book that changed your opinion about something?

BB: Absolutely! It's hard to pinpoint exactly, though. John Green's books have all definitely made me rethink some things, and Impulse by Ellen Hopkins... and there are so many others...

You mention in your 'About me' on your blog that you love to write and hope to be a published author some day. What genre do you enjoy writing or what genre do you hope your first book to be?

BB: I write all over the place, haha. It's all definitely YA, but I write everything from fantasy to contemporary fiction... mostly paranormal. I'm a little fuzzy on what the genre lines are, but most of what I write (and what I hope my first book will be) is set in our world except with fantasy/paranormal twists.

Do you have any blogging tips or advice for new book bloggers?

BB: Blogging should be fun, not a chore. Don't worry if your blog doesn't become instantly successful. It takes time to become an established, respected, hundreds-of-followers blogger - blog about what you love, keep it fun, and your blog will grow on its own. You're blogging for yourself first, others later.

And lastly, What book are you reading now?

BB: Right now, I'm reading Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

Thank you so much Becky for being a part of The Crazy Bookworm's 'Interview with a Blogger' I was thrilled to have you!

Thanks so much for having me on your blog! :)

Head on over to Bookworm Boulevard and say hello!

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  1. Great interview! Love your blog, Becky and I'm a new follower. I definitely agree with what you said about posting for yourself and keeping it fun. I often feel bad too when I'm taking a long time to get a review out and I do not do a lot of memes because I just do not have a lot of time, but when I do post, I find there are a set of "friends" that are always there.

  2. Super fun interview...fantastic questions and really fabulous answers! I shall now run off to follow "Bookworm Boulevard!" Thanks ;-).

  3. that was a great interview and really good questions. Its always nice to get to know bloggers on a more personal level.


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