Today I have both Marissa and Jasmine, the masterminds behind the blog Beneath the Moon and Stars!
What are you like outside of blogging?
Jasmine: Outside of blogging I’m always running around and very athletic
What made you decide to start your blog?
Jasmine: I started blogging because I had always talked to Marissa about books and saw tons of other blogs.
What is your best book blogging moment?
Jasmine: My best blogging moment was when I got an email about a publisher talking about me in their speech at BEA.
To help some of the newer bloggers: what have you found to be the best way to network and get your blog out there?
Marissa: Twitter. We get a lot of our audience from tweeting all our posts and sometimes the authors retweet them so that’s really helpful. Honestly as long as you have good, original content people will notice.
Jasmine: I would say the best way to network your blog is twitter. Being social really helps.
What book turned you on to YA?
Marissa: Twilight. Of course. I had always liked reading before but it wasn’t something that I did a lot. Then I read Twilight and absolutely loved it and it opened up a whole new world of wonderful books that I didn’t know existed. Now here I am.
Jasmine: Twilight turned me onto YA even though it isn’t even YA it turned me on to books in general
How many books do you own?
Marissa: At least 300 & only one bookshelf. It’s a mess.
Jasmine: I would say I own over 200 books
What are some blogs you recommend reading?
Aneeqah from My Not So Real Life-Her blog has really good content and her reviews are always honest. She’s also really nice and fun to talk to.
Monica from Cover Analysis-My Twitter is never lonely with her. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind and that shows in her reviews.
Karen from Teen Librarian’s Toolbox-Her posts are really interesting to read. I see her as like my momma blogger even she can’t possibly be old enough to be my mom.
Benji from The Non-Reluctant Reader-I wish I could steal his blog name and his real name is pretty cool to. Also He’s a guy which is the minority in the YA book blogging community so it’s cool to see his perspective on things.
Ren from Ren’s Rambles-I love her name and she is so nice.
I could go on. I love bloggers
-Book of all time:
Marissa: I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to answer that question. Not because I don’t read any good ones but the opposite. I love nearly all of them.
Jasmine: Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck
Marissa: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It’s now one of my favorite second novels.
Jasmine: Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Marissa: Anything YA but mainly Paranormal
Jasmine: Paranormal romance
-Place to Read:
Marissa: My bed with my blanket and life size stuffed white tiger. It’s the quietest place in my house which I like when I’m reading
Jasmine: In my bed.
Marissa: Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who or Friends.
Jasmine: Vampire Diaries
Jasmine: gummy worms
Marissa: Same answer as my favorite book. I love music way too much to pick just one song. If I had to choose just one at random from the never ending list of songs that I could listen to all the time and never get tired of the one that pops into my head is She Will Be Love by Maroon 5.
Jasmine: Endlessly by The Cab