Today I have the fabulous Nicole from Word For Teens! I always go to her for good high fantasy recommendations (although I still don’t read enough high fantasy.)
What are you like outside of blogging?
I live in this gorgeous castle. But this giant turtle like creature keeps kidnapping me and dragging me off to the center of these weird castles which are filled with prisons and lave pits. Luckily, a plumber and his brother keep coming to rescue me, sometimes with the help of a little green dinosaur.
What book changed your life?
Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight. It really got me into the world of science-fiction, high fantasy and dragons. Mostly dragons. Why aren’t dragons real?
Though I suppose if you’re looking for the life changing story, it would be Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, as it saved my best friend’s life. I won’t rehash the whole sob story here, though you can read it if you’d like. (http://www.wordforteens.com/2011/06/thoughts-on-wsj-article-ya-saves-and-ya.html)
What made you decide to start your blog?
I was a rabid Twilight fangirl (shut up, I was 13 and stupid) and I kept ranting to my mother about how much I loved Edward Cullen. (Again, shut up.) She told me to stop talking and to start a blog because she didn’t want to hear it but the internet might.
I wish I was joking when I say that’s how WORD started. But it’s not. That’s legitimately what happened. I talked to much and my mother told me to take it to the internet.
What blogs/bloggers inspire you?
Kristi from The Story Siren, because I have no idea how she manages to find time to read and run her blog and pet her dog and kiss her husband and work and sleep and exist. Donna from Bites, for the exact same reason. But Donna has more dogs.
What are your goals for your blog in the future?
Just to keep it running, really. I love where it’s at right now, and I’m just having fun with it. I know I won’t be able to run it forever – especially as I want to become a publicist! – so I’m just going to have the most fun while it lasts.
Do you love or hate your mailman?
I actually never see him, because they deliver the mail to my house and I’m at college nine months out of the year. But since I’ve never heard of any incidents with him and a dog, I suppose he’s a good sort of chap.
-Book of all time
I can’t pick just one, so I’m abstaining. (Meyer’s Bloody Jack, Carriger’s Soulless, Bray’s Beauty Queens, Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Barron’s The Lost Years of Merlin, McCaffrey’s All The Weyrs of Pern… I can’t pick just one!)
Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell. Loved the world, loved the characters, love love love.
-Place to Read
Wherever is comfortable.
Doctor Who. No, Merlin. No, Castle. … damn it.