Book Blogger Q&A: Novel Thoughts

Jeremy from the Novel Thoughts blog kindly agreed to answer some questions for The Book Base. He is the 47th contributor to our Book Blogger Q&A series.

Here are his responses:

How long have you been a blogger?

I started Novel Thoughts in May of 2010 so I’ve been going at it for just over a year now!

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

I try to read about 50 a year. I wish I could read more but with my two jobs, it just is hard to keep up.

What were your favourite books as a child?

As a child, I loved Holes by Louis Sachar! Still have the copy I read growing up…it’s falling apart.

What are you reading at the moment?

Right now I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Love Story by Jenn Echols.

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

Oh gosh! So tough! City of Fallen Angels by Cassie Clare!

Who are your three favourite authors?

Another tough one…I’d have to be cliche and say JK Rowling (of course!), Cassandra Clare, and Kami Garcia/Margie Stohl.

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher is definitely the greatest impact. If I Stay by Gayle Forman was also completely mindblowing.

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl, City of Lost Souls by Cassie Clare, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

Which book character is most like you?

I’d have to say Edward Cullen. Not only do I have the whitest body ever but I also glisten when the sun hits me. It’s called my “glow”.

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

I’d love to have Hadley and Oliver (The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight), Anna (Anna and the French Kiss), Liv (Beautiful Darkness), and probably more but I’m not good with this.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

I say the biggest thing about blogging is just doing it. No matter what people say. I’ve seen the blogging community literally blow up in the year that I’ve been a part of it and I’ve met the greatest people in the world. It’s all about having a passion for books and wanting to share those books with the masses. So when you are writing your reviews, you’re writing them for readers. Trying to get them interested in other books and buying them. Blogging is the best thing in the world, but just have fun. It’s not a job so take vacations and don’t let it stress you out. That’ what I’ve learned at least if it means anything.

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

Some of my faves are Kelsey at Reading or Breathing, Alex at Electrifying Reviews, Andye and Amy at Reading Teen, and I’m sure there are more!

Thanks to Jeremy for taking the time to answer our questions. If you haven’t already done so, check out his great blog and follow him on Twitter.

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