Thursday, June 12, 2014

Feature & Follow #2 - Feature Blog!

Happy Friday! Today is my second time participating in Feature & Follow Friday and (who could've guessed?) I'm this week's feature blog for Parajunkee! I feel... honored. Everything's happening so fast!

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The goal of Feature & Follow is to meet new bloggers, make friends, and gain readers.

This Week's Question: 

Armchair Travel! Tell us about your favorite 
book in a setting you’d like to visit.

I could be cheating by writing about a location I've already visited (is this cheating?), but my favorite book in my favorite setting is Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow! There are very, very few adult books written about Walt Disney World and this one takes the cake. This book is set in the future and has some pretty interesting Sci-Fi twists. I highly recommend it to any Disney or Sci-Fi fan! 

Just to be safe I'll add another book in a setting that I've never visited but would love to see. Die For Me by Amy Plum is set in Paris, France, and was such a great read! It's not your standard YA Paranormal Romance - the concept is pretty original. This is one of the few books that truly made me fall in love with the characters (Vincent quickly became one of my favorite book boyfriends). Not only did I love the characters, but the world building made me put Paris at the top of my abroad travel list. Hopefully I'll get there in the next couple years! 

Interview Questions: 

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging a couple of years ago... privately. My husband is gone for months at a time and I started a blog for him so that he could stay in the loop. I've only been book blogging for about three months and I've only started trying to integrate into the blogging community in the last week or so.

What is your favorite part of book blogging?

Well, I'm still very new to this, but my favorite part so far has been the community. Before I started putting myself out there it was pretty boring and I wondered whether I would continue. Then I read a couple of articles about the community and decided to go for it! Everyone has been so welcoming! Of course, I also love sharing my love of books and feeling like the reviews I write are actually helping other people make decisions about what to read and what to avoid.

What type of books do you mainly blog about?

I've mainly blogged about thrillers so far. That's just how it's turned out! I love dystopian thrillers, horror, suspense... Anything that keeps me turning pages.

What is your favorite book(s)?

My favorite book is Wuthering Heights. I've been a little obsessed with it since I was first forced to read it in tenth grade. I've collected several versions, the most recent of which is a 1923 edition in great condition! A favorite of mine that's a little more recent is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. It was my first ever zombie book and I fell in love with the whole series! It led me to read other zombie favorites like the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?

As of today, a week and a half after getting into the community, I'd say it's two-fold. Most importantly, I've found people like me! I never knew the world of book blogging was so huge! I love knowing there are others who love reading (and writing about it) as much as I do! Second, I won the first giveaway I entered and I never win anything! I just feel like this is going to be my thing, you know? I've found my niche.