Book Blogger Q&A: Book Briefs

Michelle from Book Briefs became the 27th book blogger to complete our Q&A.

Here are her answers:

How long have you been a blogger?

I have been posting reviews on Goodreads.com for about 6 months and I have had my own blog for almost 4 months, so I am a newbie.

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

I read about 150-200+ books a year. I love to read and I am a pretty fast reader. I would read even more if things like law school didn’t get in the way.

What were your favourite books as a child?

As a child I loved any and all Dr. Suess books. I also loved Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I have read that book at least 10 times.

What are you reading at the moment?

Right now I’m reading Incareron by Catherine Fisher and Wildefire by Karsten Knight.

If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?

I have read a lot of really great books this year but the one that takes the cake is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. That book is all kinds of amazing!

Who are you three favourite authors?

Meg Cabot, Oscar Wilde, and Dan Brown. Wow I could just keep going- There are so many awesome authors!

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

Ohh this is a hard one. I think I would have to go with Harry Potter. Waiting for the new books to come out was so exciting for me and my family and those books never disappointed. I got so many of my friends interested in reading because of Harry Potter.

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

Another hard one! I am looking forward to so many books, but I am going to say the second book in The Goddess Test series by Aimee Carter. It is called Goddess Interrupted.

If you had to invite some book characters round for dinner, who would you choose and why?

I would choose Suze and Jesse from the Mediator series by Meg Cabot, Ron, Hermione and Harry from Harry Potter, and Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games. That would be the most eclectic and coolest dinner ever!

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

I would say just write about what you like. Don’t try to read or review books just because you think you should. Don’t base your blog off what you think it is “supposed” to be. Do what you want. And also, if you get review requests from authors, it is ok to say no to books that you do not think you will enjoy. It is way harder to have to write a bad review than to just pass on reading the book in the first place. I learned this the hard way. I did not ever want to say no to people that were reaching out to me because I was so shocked that authors wanted me to read their book in the first place! But you know what you will enjoy reading and you should stick to it. Read what you like. Blogging should be fun!

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

I love The Story Siren, Savvy Escapades, Reading Teen,  and Page Turners to name a few!

Thanks to Michelle for taking the time to answer our questions. Check out her great blog and follow her on Twitter.

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