How are you guys today? Well, I'm doing great because today I have something really special for you all, something to spice up my blog a little--and it's an interview with one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Lottie!
I was looking for some ideas to make my blog more interesting, and Lottie suggested that I do guest posts or blogger interviews. I liked the idea of blogger interviews, so I asked Lottie if she'd be interested in being interviewed! She said yes, and here we are ;P
Here is the link to Lottie's blog: http://lalovelystories.wordpress.com/
I hope you'll all check it out, because she is completely awesome and so is her blog!
So without further ado, here is the interview!
Annabel: When did you start blogging?
Lottie: I started blogging on September 30th :)
Annabel: Why did you start blogging?
Lottie: Well, I have always had a certain obsession with books-buying and reading them--so when I found out about the existence of blogs dedicated to love of the written word and that even people my age were blogging I immediately created one!
Annabel: What inspired you to start blogging>?
Lottie: The sheer love of the written word.
Annabel: Who is your favorite author, and why?
Lottie: Wow. I don't know how to answer this one. I have a lot of favorite authors. Mina V. Esguerra writes such cute stories, Marcus Zusak is the author of the Book Thief, a book I am currently reading and I have a feeling he is going to be a favorite, Hannah Harrington has written Speechless, one of my favorite books of all time. There is also Sarah Rees Brennan who has a talent for writing witty dialogue and unique characters. So, um, you could say that my list of favorite authors is constantly grwoing and I will never have that one favorite author.
Annabel: What are your favorite book(s), and why?
Lottie: I love Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz because it really gripped my heart. Speechless by Hannah Harrington is another book I love. Chelsea Knot is an amazing character and the supporting characters are just as amazing. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan is an original story that made me laugh and gasp in shock. And Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys because of its utter beauty and how it taught me about an event in history that I never really knew about.
Annabel: What is the best part of blogging to you?
Meeting new bookish blogger friends. I know that many people say that but I geniuinely mean it. I wouldn't be blogging if it wasn't for you guys :)
Annabel: What blogs or bloggers inspire you?
Lottie: I have many inspirations. There is you, Wendy Darling from the Midnight Graden, Grace Ma from The Humble Watermelon, Delaney from The Random Ranterer, Kat and Steph from Cuddblebuggery, Belle from Belle's Bookshelf, Jo from Wear The Old Coat, and Thomas from The Quiet Voice. I have tons more but those are the ones that I can think of from the top of my head.
Annabel: What is the most challenging thing about blogging?
Lottie: Writing the reviews. Reading the book is easy but when I am finally able to sit down and start typing my mind goes blank. It takes a while for me to think of a way to describe how I feel about a book.
Annabel: What is your thought process when writing reviews?
Lottie: Well, first my mind goes blank so then I have to give my brain some time to think. And then an idea falls into my mind at the most inconvenient times. Like while I am trying to go to sleep. And then I just have to write it down (who needs sleep anyways?).
Annabel: Tell us a little about your life besides reading.
Lottie: When I am not reading I am normally trying to cook something. So I can eat it. I also like going to movies with my friends and sometimes just talking over the phone with them so we can be random together. I also like traveling around the United States when I get the chance.
Wow, thank you SO much for the awesome interview, Lottie!! I really had fun coming up with the questions and reading her answers. Be sure to stop by her blog and check it out, because it's awesome!! :)