One of the things I hope the Book Blogger Directory accomplishes is helping promote new blogs. In furtherance of that, I’m going to be featuring interviews with a number of newer blogs. It’s so much fun to know more about the blogger behind the blog. If you started blogging in 2011 and you’re interested in being featured, shoot me an e-mail (alisoncanread at gmail dot com).
Today’s interview is with Sarah of Inklings Read. She started blogging in March and already has a great set of YA dystopia and fantasy reviews up, among others. Her blog looks beautiful and is easy to read.
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3. Tell us a little about yourself:
Well.. I like long walks on the beach and having dinner by twilight… Who am I kidding? I really hate talking about myself… Here goes nothing.
Currently I live in the small town of Parkton, MD and work as an IT tech. Yes, I am a geek. I even wear glasses sometimes and play video games. I do however feel that my personal hygiene is much better than other self-proclaimed geeks. I’m 22 years old and definitely an avid reader. I love trying new genres and books out of my comfort zone… Doing so, for me at least, brings about a great appreciation for originality. Who doesn’t love reading a book with an entirely new concept?
I have an awesome boyfriend of 3 years, though sometimes I think he gets a little jealous of my Kindle :) That device by the way….amazing, just amazing. Get one.
That’s about all I have for you guys! Sorry if I disappoint *shrugs*
4. What types of books do you review on your blog?
I mostly stick to YA, fantasy, and sci-fi books. I might, on occasion, venture from these.
5. Why did you decide to start blogging?
It was like one day I woke up and it occurred to me: I read a lot more than most people, I enjoy writing reviews, and I LOVE giving people good book recommendations. At that point it was more of the question: “Why am I not doing this already?” I have had personal blogs in the past and didn’t get any satisfaction from them. Having direction and purpose is definitely a must for a blog! I wanted to have a place where people could read my point of view, but also provide their own. I love the interaction that comes with having a book blog! This community has been nothing less than wonderful! Everyone is so welcoming! I haven’t been blogging for long, but I certainly don’t see myself stopping any time soon.
6. What do you like do to when you’re not reading or blogging?
I can be found:
- Listening to music (Paramore, Fireflight, Alter bridge, etc.)
- Working on my Etsy projects
- Eating or cooking (LOVE food)
- Hanging with my boyfriend
- Playing guitar
- Snowboarding (if it’s winter)
- Playing video games (Xbox 360)
- Watching movies
7. Do you listen to music while you read? If so, what do you like to listen to?
This is tough. It really depends on the type of book and where I am reading. If it is a super-easy, “summer” read then yes I do listen to music. Otherwise, I prefer to be entirely invested in the book. I love music so much that listening to it would probably tempt me to sing along… Music does come in handy when you need to drown out other noise though. As for what music, it all depends on my mood and the the book!
8. Tell us one thing about you that would surprise us
My pinky fingers are bent pretty bad. If I put them next to each other they make a “Y” shape. Yeah, I know… kinda gross. Is it bad that that is all I can come up with?
–Book(s) you read in the past few years:
- Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
–Book(s) from childhood:
- My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
- Pit Dragon Series by Jane Yolen
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner: I have very fond memories of my dad reading this to me when I was little…
- The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky: This book has some VERY funny poems for kids.
- Anything by Dr. Seuss!
–All time author(s):
- Julie Kagawa
- Suzanne Collins
- Jane Yolen: Her Pit Dragon Series was what really inspired me to read. Highly recommend.
- Jean Craighead George: Great nature related stories. Simply good stuff!
–Book(s) you had to read for school:
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
- The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher
–Book(s) that made you cry:
- The entire Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins: You can’t help but tear up at some points..
- Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
- New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
–Book to movie adaptation(s):
Lord of the Rings and The Notebook
–Place to read:
In the hammock in our backyard.