Today I have an interview with the awesome Ishita from The Reading Fish.
What are you like outside of blogging?
Outside of blogging I am your nerdy teen. I am constantly studying, whether it is for SATs or classes in school, I am ALWAYS studying. With all that I also volunteer at the library, at school, and work for clubs. I am really outgoing; I do anything from running clubs to training in dance for my degree. I am just really busy.
What book changed your life?
Oh jeez. This one is hard. Probably A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I read the book in kindergarten (an abridged version) and completely fell in love with the book. The classics really got me into reading. After reading A Little Princess, I began to appreciate my life a lot more, and I learned such valuable lessons as well. But in the YA genre I would have to say Unwind. I read many other young adult novels before Unwind, but for some reason I just fell in love with the story of this book. Basically every book changes my life somehow because each one is a new experience.
What made you decide to start your blog?
I didn’t think blogging about books existed until I came back on twitter. My friend Zareen, from Reach for the Stars and the Books, constantly used twitter and got me into giveaways. After seeing that blogs exist, and I can post my review online for the world to see, I knew it was something I had to get into. I am very opinionated and I loved the fact that my blog would let me speak to people who were willing to listen!
What blogs/bloggers inspire you?
I love them all. Everyone has something unique about their blog that I adore! A few that I love are Katie from Katie’s Book Blog. I love her blog so much! You are one of my ultimate inspirations, and you have amazing reviews, interviews, and posts in general. If I need a book suggestion, or tips I love checking your blog because I know I will find a solution. Plus you are easy to talk to, and just super sweet!
Zareen from Reach For The Stars… And The Books
. Not only has she been my best friend and twin since the 7th grade, she is also an amazing blogger! Her reviews are to the point, and she is just an amazing person to talk to!
Lucia from iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books
. Her blog is fun and friendly, and she makes sure to post on a schedule. There is always something new and fun to discover on her blog!
HD at Reading Writing Breathing
. He is the most awesome tween blogger out there! Lover of books, HD has solid reviews, and interviews. He also makes it fun by adding these awesome GIFs!
Patrick aka Patricio from iRandomBlogger
. A lot about the blogsphere I have learnt from Pat. He was the one who introduced me into Blogger Chats, how to ask for review copies of books, and what to put in a review. He was also one of the first people to get me into designing.
Momo from Books Over Boys
. She is just too funny! Everything she posts has heart and soul, and they are hilarious! She uses awesome gifs, and plans great events! She is a great advocate for both Patch and Alex, and she seriously is someone I look up to!
And lastly my big sib Savannah from Books With Bite
. Savvy is super sweet, and has amazing tips! Her guidance has really helped me get out in the blogging world, and without her help I doubt I would have gotten this far!
What are your goals for your blog in the future?
I want to post more reviews! School takes up so much time that I don’t post as often as I would like. I would love to keep a schedule and do everything in a timely and more orderly manner.
Do you love or hate your mailman?
Both! I love him when he brings me happy mail (Letters, books, swag, etc) and I hate him when he sends me yucky mail (junk mail, bills-oops, not supposed to have those, and dreaded papers inviting my parents to school.)
-Book of all time
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
At the moment YA Contemporary. But I LOVE YA Historical Fiction as well.
-Place to Read
Once Upon a Time, and Make it or Break it when it was airing.
I am addicted to Water
Readers, you can find Ishita at The Reading Fish or on Twitter.