Ya! Book Blogger Appreciation Week!
To celebrate I recently participated in a book blogger interview swap.
I met a super fun blogger/writer from Melbourne Australia who introduced me to a whole new YA genre! She has a bit of a fascination with dystopia- which I'll admit I had to break out my trusty Websters to find the definition for. I LOVE her blog which features reviews on Young Adult Books involving Fantasy, Dystopia and Paranormal Stuff. I find her reviews humorous, insightful and full of information. In fact, I added a few of her favorites to my TBR pile. With her vast knowledge of zombies I think she would be a great person to have around if the undead decide to reek havoc on the living.
So with out further ado I would like to introduce my new friend and fellow blogger Rhiannon Hart. Check out her awesome blog at http://www.rhiannon-hart.blogspot.com/
Here are a few questions I was dying(no pun intended) to ask her.
Q:What made you decide to start a book blog? Did you stumble on one and like the idea, introduced by a friend, etc?
A:I started a book blog because I discovered all the fantastic blogs out there and I just had to join in!
Q:What's up with the dystopia facination/obsession?
A:I love these books because they resemble our own world, but things have gone drastically wrong. They have such heroic narratives, too.
Q:Give me the title of one book I have to absolutely read or you will lose sleep tonight.
A:Ah, the pressure! I'd have to say The Hunger Games if you haven't already, because you're a librarian and should give it to the kids.
Q:What genre makes you want to stick a fork in your eye and twist?
A:Actually, jazz music! I know it's a type of music and not a genre of books, but I really can't stand it!
Q:What do you do in real life, besides blog, read and prepare for the end?
A:I write fiction, I work as a book publicist, go dancing and go out for dinners with friends and the boy. I try, unsuccessfully, to keep my apartment clean too, but I miserably fail.
Q:Does your family read your blog?
A:My dad is a follower! I'm not sure if he keeps up though.
Q:Where is your favorite place to read?
A:On the couch in my living room. The light is good and it's comfy. Plus I can talk to my boy as he wanders by to go to the kitchen--I always want to know when someone's eating something!
Q:Nuclear blast! Get to a shelter fast! Which favorite five books are you taking with you?A:PANIC!! Ooh, ooh ---Jane Eyre! Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klaus, the next Patrick Ness, the next Maria V. Snyder and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss cos it looks so damned good.
Q:If you could read yourself into any book, which one would it be?
A:Books are horrible places to be! Bad things keep happening! But I'd love to be Daine in Tamora Pierce's The Immortals quartet.
Q:What is the most unexpected consequence of blogging been?
A:Shirking writing my novel...bad blogger!
Q:Zombies are attacking! What is the worst book you have ever read that you would use to throw or beat them with?
A:Madame Bovary! BORING. A hardback edition, natually, for the best beating.
Q:Which book are you dying(no pun intended) to see made into a movie?
A:I can't wait for World War Z (if the rumours are true, then next year!) and Tomorrow When the War Began, which is also 2010.
Thanks Rhiannon for the opportunity to interview you! Check out my answers to her questions on her blog http://www.rhiannon-hart.blogspot.com/