Meet The Book Blogger Tag
As you can see above, this tag started at https://bibliomavens.com! However, I was tagged by https://ryanelizabethwrites.com when she tagged anyone who read the post and was interested! If you're interested, please go ahead and consider yourself tagged!
Who is your all-time favorite book character?
Oh, goodness. Just one? Impossible. On any given day, it could be any of these:
If you were stranded on a deserted island, which book would you take with you? (Survival books do not count.)
My Bible. But outside of that . . . I don’t know. If I had some way to charge it, I’d bring a Kindle, even though I don’t really like reading on Kindle, but then I could have all the books . . .
What’s your weirdest bookish habit?
Not taking the dust covers off hard cover books when I’m reading them.
Which book character would you take as your fake partner to a family event?
Uh . . . none really. XD That sounded terrible. I am not into romance hugely. If it’s a side plot in a book, that’s fabulous, but it also doesn’t break my heart if the girl and boy are just friends. So when I'm reading a book, I don't automatically think of them as dashingly romantic. *shrugs*
So I guess if we’re looking for a just friend that happens to be of the opposite gender, I’d have to say . . . Thomas from Fawkes, Zash from Romanov, or Sheridan from The Nature of a Lady.
What made you decide to start a book blog?
It happened by accident! I started out trying to do an encouragement and motivation blog. And . . . yeah. I just didn’t get excited about it. I had to drag myself to write a post each month, and even then, I often felt like I was coming up with ideas last minute.
Then one month, I wrote an article drawing lessons from Prince Caspian and had a blast (https://racheljleitch.weebly.com/adventure-journal/what-prince-caspian-taught-me-about-publishing). Eight months later, I did one on How to Train Your Dragon and loved it, too (https://racheljleitch.weebly.com/adventure-journal/its-all-you). Finally, it clicked—I love talking about books and movies. That’s what I talk about with my friends. I love sorting out the lessons from what I see and read. I also love giving my opinion about what I read, hence my book review section.
What about reading and books do you love the most?
I love how I find hope in reading and books. In books, I find characters that are like me (some more than others, but I usually relate to them somehow), and I watch them overcome whatever is holding them back. It gives me hope that I can do the same in my own life.
What is your field of study/desired profession/current profession?
Professional writing! My dream career is writing YA fiction full-time, especially YA historical adventure fiction. I want to pass on the hope that I have found in YA fiction to other YA readers fighting their own battles. However, for right now, I also work as a general paraprofessional at an elementary school, helping lead reading groups in the classroom.
What are some book recommendations that became your favorites/obsessions?
Aah, Fawkes and Romanov by Nadine Brandes! I heard about Fawkes on a friend’s blog and checked it out. It looked good, so I requested it for my birthday. It blew me away! It was so creative, so deep with its themes, and I related to the character SO MUCH.
I quickly bought Romanov and found more of the same. It is such a heartbreaking and beautiful book! Recommend these books to EVERYONE.
Another one that I adore is Dust by Kara Swanson. The Neverland vibes, the glimpses into hurt and finding hope again, and the personality that is Peter Pan drew me in. I cannot wait for Shadow this summer!
An author I’m constantly recommending is Roseanna M. White. She writes historical fiction, but there is usually an adventure/intrigue plotline taking center stage. Love her unique character voice and the creativity she brings to the genre!
What is the book you shove down everyone’s throat?
*raises eyebrows to above*
And there you have it! Now you know a little bit more about me and my bookish world! I'd love to hear about yours in the comments below!
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