Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer! This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact.
This week I am very lucky to be one of the featured blogs!
When did you start blogging?
In a few weeks it will be two years which seems just crazy! It feels more like two months.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?
Can I say having an excuse to sit around and read books and comics all day? No in all seriousness it has to be the people I have met because of it. Other bloggers, authors, publishers, readers just so many wonderful and like-minded people who have made this a journey worth taking.
What type of books do you mainly blog about?
Mainly Sci-fi and fantasy novels/graphic novels but I like most genres so there is a little bit of everything.
What is your favorite book(s)?
Such a hard question. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolkien, A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R Martin, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Finding loads of awesome books and meeting loads of awesome people.
Resolutions: Put together your blogger resolution list for all of us to see!
Recently I have turned this blog from a solo book blog to a collaborator based entertainment blog so there are movie and TV reviews, news and features as well as bookish stuff. It also means that in the future there will be loads of different writers with loads of different interests involved so hopefully there will be something for everyone. It was a BIG change to make and a big risk to take but I am so glad I did it.
One of my big resolutions is to find more contributors for the blog. I want this site to include something for everyone and I simply am not into everything. I think it is really difficult for aspiring writers/journalists/bloggers etc to get their voice heard. I looked all over the Internet for websites I could write for and they were mostly really hard to get into, you need a degree, a CV full of experience or the right friends to even get noticed. I want people to be able to write for this blog no matter their background, knowledge base or experience.
One thing I must do this year is be more social. I am really bad at commenting on other people’s blog, not because I don’t want to but because I can never find the time. That has to change. I am also really good at tweeting but terrible at talking to others on twitter so I am going to work on that as well.
I promised myself that this year I would do more of the things I have always wanted to do. I always make excuses (normally time and money) to not do the things I want. This year I will not do that, I have booked tickets to London Movie and Comic Con where Stan Lee will be appearing (so excited!!) There is also going to be the very first YA literature book convention at the same event hosted by Malorie Blackman and Waterstones. I have heard that all the major publishers and loads of authors are going (there isn’t a guest list yet). It is pretty rare for things like this to happen in the UK so I am really excited.
That is just the start of the adventures I have planned for myself. I guess it is a pretty selfish resolution, but life is for living : )
If you wanted to check out LMCC here is the website. You can find more information about the YA convention in the forums, specifically here. If you join or are already a member then come say high, I am Starbuck17
What are your resolutions?