Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blogger Interview: Eli from Eli to the nth!

Today I have the lovely Eli from Eli to the nth!

What are you like outside of blogging? 

I am busy! I am currently in my Master’s program for Library and Information Science. Because of this I’ve left teaching for the next two years and became a part-time nanny to pay the bills while I finish university. But I also make as much time as possible to spend with my friends.

What book changed your life?

I’d have to say Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. When I was a teen, I never read YA books, but for a class assignment we had to pick a book that had to deal with some sort of abuse from the list our teacher gave us. Speak was on it, and I was intrigued by the synopsis. I read it, and I couldn’t believe how incredibly powerful it was. The rest, as they say, is history.

What made you decide to start your blog? 

I had an assignment for my undergraduate program that required I present on the National Council of Teachers of English conference I had attended. We could use any format, and as I already had a blog, I decided to use that platform. This lead me to other posts about NCTE on other book blogging sites, and after a couple hours browsing I was hooked.

What blogs/bloggers inspire you?

With all the drama going on right now, this may be a controversial response, but Kristi from The Story Siren was the first blog I stumbled on.

After that I really enjoy:

Jen at I Read Banned Books
Jessica at Confessions of a Bookaholic
Farrah & Brittany at I Eat Words
Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer
Ruby at Ruby Reads

What are your goals for your blog in the future?

I want to have more outreach to authors, maybe hosting more interviews. I’d also like to have more interaction with my followers. I really want to start a book club type feature on my blog, which brings my followers and myself together.

What is your best book blogging moment?

I don’t know if it has happened, but getting to my 1-year anniversary was pretty exciting! Whenever I get to be a part of book tours is also really exciting, and of course book signings are an amazing part of book blogging (well reading in general).

Favorites:

-Book of all time: Oh god, now this is a difficult question, but if I had to pick, I’d pick Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger. It is a fantastic book, and I think everyone should read it!

-New release: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. This is one chillingly delicious book!

-Genre: Dystopian is where it’s at! I love the re-imagining of our world in the face of disaster!

-Place to Read: I love snuggling up with a good book in bed!

-TV show: Game of Thrones! The books were amazing, and the show is so close to them! I love all the backstabbing and craziness that goes on!

-Candy: Break me off a piece of that Kit-Kat bar; Yum yum!

-Drink: Ice cold can of Coke! It has to be ice cold though, NO adding ice to the drink, yuck!

You can find Eli on Twitter or over at Eli to the nth!

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7 Comments

  1. Badass Bookie

    Can’t wait to read I Hunt Killers! Brigid Kemmerer recommended it to me a while back telling me it’s a must read but I haven’t found the chance ( or money!) yet! Great interview 🙂

  2. Christina Kit.

    Love how Eli’s real life job and blogging passion collided in the best way!

    Totally agree with outreach to authors being so important 🙂

    Lovely interview 🙂

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