Sunday, February 6, 2011

Interview with a Blogger-Small Reviews

This week please welcome Small Review!

CB:How long have you been blogging?

SR: About 3 months

CB: What inspired you to start a book blog?

SR: I love helping people connect with good books at my job (a librarian), but my library has a very limited YA population and YA is my favorite genre to read. I wanted to be able to reach out to more people who enjoy reading the books I like and swap thoughts and recommendations.

CB: Describe yourself in 5 words

SR: Shy, short, babbler, chocoholic, smiley.

CB: What is the best part of blogging?

SR: Meeting all these nice people who share my passion for reading YA books.

CB: What is the hardest part of blogging?

SR: Balancing reading, writing my blog posts, and commenting on other blogs while still doing regular life things.

CB: If you could bring to life any book character in history, who would it be?

SR: Oh, so many to choose from….since I’m already engaged, I don’t think I’ll be bringing to life any guys based on their hotness, so how about Sherlock Holmes? I think he’d be an interesting man to talk with. I’m constantly misplacing things, so he’d also be really helpful to have around.

CB: If you had to choose 5 books to keep from your bookshelf, which books would you choose?

SR: I’m going to just focus on YA books, so the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling (that totally counts as one, right?), The Conjurer Princess by Vivian Vande Velde, Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall, and My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison. If I can only have five, then I want them to be funny and filled with adventure and cute guys.

CB: What is one book you would recommend?

SR: That depends on who I’m recommending the book for, but to pull out any good book? How about The Twin’s Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. That one doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves.

CB: Who is your favourite book hero?

SR: Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings. He takes on the role of a bunch of different types of heroes at various points throughout the story. He’s an anti-hero, a mysterious man, loyal, brave, a good friend, a swoon-worthy lover, and, ultimately, a true hero. Plus, he’s a “hot man with a sword” and you can’t go wrong with that!

CB: Who is your favourite book villian?

SR: Mrs. Coulter and her creepy evil golden monkey from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. She is one of the most terrifying villains I’ve read. She’s absolutely ruthless and she never gives up.

CB: Do you have any tips or some words of advice for new book bloggers?

SR: Don’t feel discouraged if things are going slowly for you at first. Just keep posting and work on getting your name out there. Leaving quality comments is a great way of getting to know other bloggers. Most importantly, have fun!

Crazy Quiz

Early Bird or Night owl?

Night owl

Vampires or Werewolves?


Wizards or Witches?


What is one guilty pleasure you have?

The book series Little Secrets by Emily Blake

What super power would you like to have?


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  1. Awesome interview! I love Aragorn too! You're definitely right - can't go wrong with a hot man in armor!

  2. Great interview. Its nice to learn a bit more about you. So you read the "His Dark Materials" Series huh? What did you think? I LOVED the books!

  3. LOl Great! You know I'd totally forgotten about Mrs Coulter and that awful, creepy golden monkey. I listened to this series as an audiobook a couple of years ago. I really must get the books too.

  4. Miss Remmers, I know, right? There's something about a man all dressed up in armor with a sword that makes me swoon!

    Gina, Thanks! I really enjoyed the series. I love the world he created and his characters are so real.

    The Slowest Bookworm, Haha, yup, that monkey really was awful, in the best possible way. I bought the deluxe editions and they're really very pretty (and not too expensive either).

  5. l totally agree, its so hard to balance your normal day things along with reading, blogging and then posting on everyone's blog!

  6. LOL!

    Smalls, the five words to describe yourself sound like me, especially the shy, short, chocoholic part! ;)

    Fun interview. Congrats on your engagement. :D

  7. Great interview! I loved your answers! Haha, and nice reason for bringing back Sherlock Holmes!

  8. "Balancing reading, writing my blog posts, and commenting on other blogs while still doing regular life things."

    Amen, sister. ;)

  9. haha, I like the idea of you bringing to life Sherlock Holmes just to find your random misplaced items.
    I love your shout-out to Mrs. Coulter! She was such a great villain, I agree!

  10. Yay for the Conjurer Princess! You're one of the only people I know who have read that one :D

  11. Books for Company, I don't know how all these bloggers do it! I need to know their secret. It just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day. :P

    Missie, :D Thank you for the congrats! It's been a really, really long engagement (years!)If we're ever together we'll be sure to put the chocolate on a low shelf and stuff our faces with chocolate so we don't have to worry about talking :)

    T.B., Thanks! I really could have used him the other day. I couldn't find my camera for hours!

    Rubita, LOL. Blogging is definitely more time-consuming that I had originally thought!

  12. Aylee, I think he'd be a little annoyed with me after a while :P Yes! I'm so happy you agree about Mrs. Coulter. World's worst mother ever!

    Danya, Yay! I think you're the only person I've met who has read that book. Such a shame. Oh, LOL! I just read the rest of your comment! :P We really need to make a campaign or something to spread the word.


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