Today Ariel from http://readingrocks4me.blogspot.com/ is here for a chat. Want an interview? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is your favorite author and why?
I have many, many, many favorite authors, but if I had to pick one, I would say Shannon Hale. She writes such epic, beautiful books that remind me how much I love to read. I aspire to be like her one day.
What bloggers inspire you?
Juju from Tales of Whimsy. Her blog is so cool, and she is such an awesome, dedicated blogger.
What book is most like your life?
Probably North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley, because everyone's got dysfunction and pressure to be prettier in their life.
Secret fictional crush?
I am in love with Gale from The Hunger Games. :-P
What has been your favorite school assigned book? Why?
Jane Eyre. It was brilliant! I was surprised by how accessible the writing was, and how much I cared about the story and the characters. While a bit tedious, it was completely worth it.
What is your goal with your blog?
I am so overwhelmed by my passion for literature that I need an outlet. Blogging provides that. By joining this community, I can absorb other reader's thoughts and share my ideas with others. With people who care. I get to talk for as long as I want about this thing that I love. The goal of my blog is to provide that, a haven for the book-obsessed.
As a child what book did you love?
Harry Potter was my first book love. My family started reading the series together when I was five, and now I've read them upwards of two dozen times. The Harry Potter world will always have a special place in my heart, and on my bookshelf. ;-)
Do you prefer single title or series books?
Most of the time I prefer single-title books. I can really appreciate an author who can pack all of that into one novel. It's nice to be able to have an epic adventure without having to wait for the next book to come out, or even having to read three books instead of one. Granted, sometimes I never want it to end, and in these cases, series are good. But my favorite thing is when an author writes a stand-alone book and then later come back and write companion books from other character's perspectives or about different things. That makes me immeasurable happy. :-)