The 17th post in our Book Blogger Q&A series features Lena from Addicted 2 Novels.
Here are her responses:
How long have you been a blogger?
I started blogging in October 2009, so about 1.5 years.
Approximately, how many books do you read every year?
That’s a great question. Right now, I’m trying to read 100 books in one year. I tried the same thing last year, but only succeeded in reading 87.
What were your favourite books as a child?
Where The Wild Things Are, Where The Sidewalk Ends, The Stinky Cheese Man, The Giving Tree, Corduroy, Green Eggs and Ham…honestly, I could go on and on. I had a very awesome mom who read to me almost every night.
What are you reading at the moment?
I’m almost finished with The Eternal Sea (Everlasting #2) by Angie Frazier (GREAT SEQUEL!), and I’m starting Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski.
If you had to pick one, what’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?
One? ONE?! I don’t think I can pick just one! Umm…I’m going to go ahead and say Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I love that book something fierce!
Who are you three favourite authors?
LOL! Wow, these are some tough questions. I think I have a million favorite authors, BUT narrowing it down, I’m going to say Melissa Marr (I would read anything she wrote, even if it’s about pork chops and green beans), Sarah Dessen, and a tie between Jennifer Echols and Maggie Stiefvater. Sorry I couldn’t pick just 3!
Which book has had the greatest impact on your life?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Gosh, I remember reading this in high school. It taught me a lot about morals, inner strength and dreaming big. In fact, I still have the same highlighted, very beat up copy I had way back when. I took it to college with me, to my first apartment, and still have it now. I don’t think I’ll ever let it go.
Which books are you most eagerly anticipating?
I would do ANYTHING to read Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, Shut Out by Kody Keplinger, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, The Death Cure by James Dashner, and The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.
If you had to invite some book characters round for dinner, who would you choose and why?
Easy, Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games. I would just want to talk to them about the games, their families, the districts and everything in between. I’d also want to cuddle with Peeta for at least an hour.
What advice would you give to new bloggers?
Read as many books as possible, and be true to yourself. Don’t let what others say change what you’re doing. If you like it and it works, keep it up!
Which other book blogs do you recommend?
Wow, there are lots of fabulous blogs out there, but the first two that come to mind are For What It’s Worth and All-Consuming Books. Karen and Tiger write the most fantastic reviews with loads of details and personality. And they’re both quite possibly two of the kindest, sweetest, funniest girls out there.
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