Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in the Love-a-thon this weekend :) It's my first time participating and I love the concept behind it. Here are the answers to the questionnaire:
What’s your name?
Where in the world are you blogging from?
Southern California, United States
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
While searching for a review of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, I stumbled across a review for it on The Book Barbies blog. I hadn't even known book blogs existed before that, and I thought it was so cool that there was a way to share your opinion of books with other book lovers! A few months later, I co-founded The Book Belles and have been blogging ever since.
How did you come up with your blog name?
The Book Belles was originally founded with one of my friends, Alex, who later had to leave due to school obligations. We met at Panera and spent forever trying to think of a name for the blog. She suggested The Book Belles, and we both loved the name.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
I do Which Cover? posts, author (and sometimes blogger) interviews, Stacking The Shelves, cover reveals, and the occasional Waiting on Wednesday, Top Ten Tuesday and discussion post.
Best blogging experience so far?
I’ve had so many amazing opportunities! I’ve loved attending ALA and meeting fellow bloggers and incredible authors. It was a lot of fun to co-host the Contemporary Scavenger Hunt last year, though. That’s definitely been one of my favorite experiences :)
Favorite thing about the blogging community?
The blogging community was so welcoming to me when I started out and there are so many amazing people that I’ve had the chance to interact with and befriend. There’s always someone available to chat with about books, too :)
Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
This is so difficult! They are: Vendetta by Catherine Doyle, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, All Played Out by Cora Carmack, Confess by Colleen Hoover, and Every Last Breath by Jennifer Armentrout.
What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
Gigi from Smart Girls Get What They Want: The group of friends in this book reminds me so much of my own group of friends. If Gigi went to my high school, I'd definitely want to be friends with her.
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I love shopping, watching basketball, and scrapbooking (although I haven’t had too much time to do that recently).
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
I love buying CDs, especially One Direction and 5SOS ones. I also like buying nail polish, and postcards from places I visit.
At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
At the moment, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift. It’s so catchy and I love its message.
Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes or the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally: I think The Naturals could have a very Veronica Mars-esque vibe (which is one of my favorite shows), but is different enough to stand out. The Hundred Oaks series is one of my favorites and I think it’d translate great as a TV series.