Monday, June 22, 2009
An Interview with Amelia "Book Junkie"
As anybody who has read me reviews interviews or heard my comments on either my own radio program or where I have been a guest, you will know I am a great believer in what I call the "Small Blogger". These are the people who read, write and live books are "The 'sham wow' of Teen/YA literature".
What is your Name?
What is the name of your blog?
What is your blog address?
How long have you been blogging?
9 or 10 months.
What books do you read?
I'll read pretty much any genre. I'm not a big fan of non-fiction, but there's always exceptions. Reading is my escape from the world, so I prefer fantasy/supernatural books.
What is your favorite book and author of 2009?
Ooh tough one. Right now I'd say... Willow by Julia Hoban. I haven't finished it yet, but it's amazing so far.
What is your favorite author/book of all time?
Acheron/Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
How many books do you have in your library?
Oh I really don't want to count them right now. It was 225 a month ago.
How many books do you read a week?
In a good week, 5-7. (My best week I read 8) A bad week 0-2.
Not counting yours, what is your favorite blog to follow?
Dahlia's Eclectic Mind ( http://dahliaseclecticmind.blogspot..com/ ) or Bites ( http://litbites.blogspot.com/ )
When is your favorite time/location to read?
Night on my couch. The only time and place my house is relatively quiet..
If you could be a character in any book who would that be and why?
I'd be... Tory from Acheron. (If you haven't read Acheron, spoiler warning.) She's smart, she ends up marrying Ash, she's gets a ton of powers from his mother, and many other reasons.
Have you ever thought about or actually written a book yourself?
Yes. I've had a lot (I think 15) book ideas in the past 2 years or so, but I haven't been able to sit down and write them yet.
If you had a chance to advertise your blog in any way you could, what would you chose and why?
Larry King will interview me with one of my favorite authors, because it just popped in my head :)
If you had a chance to interview any one author who would that be and why?
Sherrilyn Kenyon. She's my favorite author, and her books are a godsend. Plus, she lives like an hour away from me, so that's pretty cool.
What is one thing about you that readers might not know?
That I'm gothic. I don't act like a lot of goths, I just love the clothes. Hot Topic+credit card=happiness
Another one is that I'm 16. Some authors have asked my to review their book then find out my age and have second thoughts.
If people are interested in being a guest on your blog or sending a book to you and your blog what is the best way to contact you?
Email, firstname.lastname@example.org is my "business" email.
Thanks for interviewing me, it's fun being on the other side of the questions.
Thank you so much for being my guest, good luck for the future and keep up the good work.
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
"Across the Pond"