Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blogger Interview: Melina from Reading Vacation

Melina is one of the coolest bloggers I know.  She reads like a maniac, has an amazing blog, and she started her blog when she was 10! I wish I was as cool as she is when I was her age!


What are you like outside of blogging?

I am the same exact girl you see on Reading Vacation and on twitter. I can be random and I get overly excited about great books. I love spending time with my friends and my family. School is super important too and I care about my grades, so I work hard to keep them high. Yeah, I can be a little nerd-ish.

What book changed your life?

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

This fabulously written story of teen suicide teaches a most valuable lesson. Everything you say and do will affect those around you. It’s not just the big things either. Something that may seem insignificant to one person may be hugely important to someone else. Believe it!

What made you decide to start your blog?

I like being creative and different. When I was in fifth grade, I wanted to do something fun with my reading. Why not be the only ten-year-old kid around with a book blog? Yeah, that’s creative and different for sure! It’s nearly two years later and Reading Vacation keeps bringing the fun!

What blogs/bloggers inspire you?

How much space do we have here, because that list will be very long? Come on, book lovers are all so awesome that it’s hard not to be inspired by all of them. I will list a few of my absolute favorites.

HD @ Reading Writing Breathing – I don’t think it’s possible for me to find another blogger that I have more in common with than HD. Same grade, same town, same taste in books, same overuse of all caps when talking about books, ummm yeah. HD’s blog is relatively new, but he has already made a huge splash on the blogging scene because of his unique and fun reviews.

Hafsah @ IceyBooks – I love to visit Hafsah’s blog because she has a mix of so many different kinds of posts. Some of my favorites are her posts about blog design and HTML. She is also so friendly and helpful to everyone.

April @ Good Books and Good Wine – April and I are both reading machines! She is one of the few bloggers who reads even more than I do. I love that April gives her completely uncensored honest opinion about….everything.

Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog – I can’t forget you, Katie! I love that your blog is so bright and cheerful. You have been blogging for such a long time, but you keep your content fresh and lively.

What are your goals for your blog in the future?

The easy answer is to keep having fun, meeting awesome people, and reading amazing books! I am also planning some new and different posts for 2012.

Do you love or hate your mailman?

I gave him a hand written thank you note, if that gives you an idea of how much I love him.

Favorites:

-Book of all time: Not a fair question! Here are a FEW of my favorites.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Gone Series by Michael Grant
Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

-New release: Fracture by Megan Miranda

-Genre: Mind blowing insanity (it’s a new genre I made up)

-Place to Read: My bedroom.

-TV show: Friends

-Candy: Cherry Twizzlers

-Drink: Homemade lemonade

Now you guys need to go check out Melina’s blog, Reading Vacation, and follow her on Twitter!

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13 Comments

  1. LoriStrongin

    Cute interview. And YES, Thirteen Reasons Why was a heartbreaking read.

    And YAY for nerds. Slowly but surely we will take over the world with our nerdiness, geekiness, and all around flailing. 🙂

    Smiles!
    Lori

  2. Christina Kit.

    Love how her love of books and reading manifested at such a young age! She’s so driven. Good for her! I hope her enthusiasm keeps getting her to new bookish goals.

    Lovely interview 🙂

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