2016 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon
Event Dates: February 20, 12AM EST – February 22, 12AM EST
From Alexa’s site, “The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!”
Sounds like fun, right? To start the awesome event, participating bloggers are filling out this questionnaire to introduce ourselves.
What’s your name?
Where in the world are you blogging from?
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I joined GoodReads first and noticed that so many cool reviewers had blogs. It looked like something I wanted to do, so I joined along!
How did you come up with your blog name?
Octavia did the awesome naming, I just hopped on board.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I tend to read a lot of contemporary YA, but I am trying to branch out this year. I hope to review more graphic novels and I think I’m starting to like NA.
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
I tend to mainly do reviews & blog tours, but we do host some events. I’m co-hosting The Diversity Book Challenge with Mishma. Octavia and I will also be hosting ARC April & ARC August this year! Basically, we do tons of cool stuff.
Best blogging experience so far?
It hasn’t happened yet but I will be attending BEA this year and gahhh I can’t wait! But actual things I’ve already done; I love participating in blog tours and going to author events. I particularly enjoyed Fierce Reads last year. I got to meet Leila Sales & Leigh Bardugo and I met the lovely Amanda and now I have an awesome group of fellow Toronto bloggers where we meet around once a month and just hang out. Most recently, we went to an awesome Pierce Brown signing. You can read more about the event on Jesse’s recap!
Favorite thing about the blogging community?
From my experiences, I love how kind everyone is. I love that we can also have intelligent conversations about the industry and every aspect of YA. The community is so grand and amazing, it’s hard to describe it fully.
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I write sometimes. I also record a YA podcast titled Today in YA which I am particularly proud of; I think it’s great so far. I got to interview some awesome people and I’m looking forward to all the new opportunities it will bring!
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
I am strangely addicted to lipsticks. I don’t wear a lot of makeup but I feel soooo confident in a lipstick. Particularly dark purple.
What would your dream library look like?
A separate room with a comfy couch and a reading chair and all the book pillows/throws from my favourite society6/redbubble stores. Seriously bloggers, stop designing the most amazing stuff!
Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?
Definitely Dahlia Adler. She is amazing and it’s one of my dreams to meet her.
Are you participating in Loveathon? If so, link me your blog! Let’s chat in the comments!