Book Blogger Q&A: Small Review

The 53rd post in our Book Blogger Q&A series features Small Review.

Check out her responses below:

Small ReviewHow long have you been a blogger?

I started in November 2010, so about 9 months.

Approximately, how many books do you read every year?

About 100, give or take.

What were your favourite books as a child?

So many! The Babysitters’ Club (though I could never manage to start my own club, try as I might), The Boxcar Children (I also never managed so solve mysteries like they did), the American Girl series (Felicity all the way!), the Little House on the Prairie series (I wanted to *be* Laura), and Marguerite Henry’s horse books (I was OBSESSED) were among my favorites.

What are you reading at the moment?

I’m (slooowly) making my way through the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian. The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell and Entwined by Heather Dixon are up next. Probably.

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

This has been a really awesome reading year, so I couldn’t pick just one. The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren is amazing though.

Who are your three favourite authors?

I’m a giant cheerleader for Vivian Vande Velde, Adele Griffin, and Lauren Baratz-Logsted, but I really have so many favorite authors.

Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?

This may sound strange, but probably Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels trilogy. I read it at just the right time when I needed to hear one of the things she was writing about and it just made everything I was grappling with at the time click together. It was a light bulb ah-ha! kind of moment.

Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?

Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, and The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell. And about 100 more!

Which book character is most like you?

A mix of Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, Mel from Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, and Anne from Anne of Green Gables (my imagination isn’t as good as hers, but accidentally dyeing my hair green? Falling off a roof? Messing up dessert because my mind was elsewhere and I let a mouse get into the food and it then died? Yup, that sounds like me).

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

Evie from Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, Emma from the Haunting Emma series by Lee Nichols, Alona Dare from the Ghost and the Goth series by Stacey Kade, Gabi from The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren, Savannah from My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison, and Sophie from the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. But it wouldn’t be dinner. We’d have a sleepover party and there would be lots of giggling and gossiping and swooning over the guys in their books.

What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Have fun, be patient, and don’t be afraid to ask for help from other bloggers. The community is wonderfully friendly and so many people are happy to lend a hand.

Which other book blogs do you recommend?

I regularly read over 100 blogs…so I recommend a lot. (I know that’s totally a copout answer, but I love so many of them that I really couldn’t choose).

Be sure to check out Small Review – it’s great.

10 thoughts to “Book Blogger Q&A: Small Review”

  1. I think those are great answers Small! Evie would be at the top of my list to invite over too! And no dinner, it would have to be a sleep over. Way too much to talk about! I can’t believe you didn’t say Hermione! She’s gonna feel so left out!

    You’ll add a new name to that list soon-Hazel! Right up there with Evie!


  2. I just want to congratulate Small Review on being an effective cheerleader-I’ve read The River of Time series, Adele Griffin, and Lauren Baratz-Logsted this year, all because of her recommendations!

  3. Yay for Babysitter’s Club! I wanted to start my own club too but never did. And I was a Felicity girl as well. The Revolutionary era has always been my fav period in history. Did you have a doll? I never did but always wanted one. I loved the American Girl magazine too.

  4. Great guest post Small! I loved The Baby Sitters Club as a kid too. And I agree The River of Time Series is one of the best this year but I wouldn’t have Gabi over I would have Marcello instead!

  5. Haha, I love the idea of that sleepover. So much fun! Provided that Alona didn’t get too snooty, Sophie kept her half-demon side in check, and Evie didn’t pull out Tasey. Otherwise, I can almost envision it kind of turning into a disaster area… 😀

  6. Heather, Aw, Hermione would be at a different sleepover party. I think she’d feel a little too reserved to gush 😛 I can’t wait to meet Hazel!

    Bookworm1858, Yay! I hope I steered you well 🙂

    Alison, I did have a Felicity doll! But I was never much for actually playing with dolls. I gave her some awesome French braids though. I love Revolutionary War period books too.

    Kelsa, Of course!

    Stephanie, Aw, I can see you as that mix 🙂 Yes! You must read Little House on the Prairie! I don’t know how they will hold up though. I read them soooo long ago.

    Yearning to Read, 😀

    Danya, hahaha, ooh that almost sounds like as much fun as gushing about their guys 😛

    Logan, You’d better come! 😀

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