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:
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).
-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!