Hi, everyone! I haven’t done an ASK THE BLOGGER segment in a while, and I thought I would go ahead and do one before I get too busy reading/reviewing books! I’m excited to read & review Indie author Maddie Gudenkauf’s HOW TO SURVIVE A GHOST STORY (Kindle Direct Publishing. 2018), Makiia Lucier’s ISLE OF BLOOD AND STONE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. 2018), and a few more which I’ll announce later! Make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with my latest blog posts, bookstagram photos, and new books! You can find me at @hogwartsgrad_7 on both sites.
Now, to the questions. Thank you to the four lovely ladies from Twitter for submitting these questions! Each question submitted was from a blogger, and I’ll link their blogs below.
Question 1 (from The Valkyries): “If you could only read one book (not Harry Potter) for the rest of your life, what would you choose?”
- Well, you know me too well…I would have chosen Harry Potter, if not for your specification. 😊 If I had to only read one book for the rest of my life, I would probably choose The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, just because I seem to discover something new about the story every time I read it!
Question 2 (from NChanting Whispers): “What’s the genre you pick to get out of your reading slump?”
- I always choose any kind of young adult fantasy, just because having that escape from reality is sometimes what you need to get back into the swing of things. Being able to “journey” to a magical place (plus get some adventure, action, and maybe a teeny bit of romance) just by reading a book is incredible. The true magic of an author’s writing is making the reader become so absorbed in what’s happening, they just can’t put the book down. Those are the kinds of books I love. If you want a YA fantasy rec, I would definitely recommend THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black.
Question 3 (from MeAndInk): “If there was a fiction book about your life, what would you want it to be called?”
- Wow, this is a hard question! Hmm…if someone wrote a book based on events that happened in my life, and then turned it into a fictional retelling, I would probably want it to be called Becoming Her Dream…just because I’ve always loved that title, and if someone, oh, I don’t know, ever asked me to write a book based on my life, that’s what I’d call it (because it would talk about how I tried to work as hard as possible to fulfill my dream of becoming an author). But first I need to actually find an agent and get a book published before we talk about my life! 😂
Question 4 (from Hester): “Would you rather be allowed to only read your favourite book (or series) for the rest of your life or read every book BUT your favorite, and lose all memories of your favorite?”
- Hands down, I would choose to read only my favorite book series for the rest of my life. As you all probably have figured out, my favorite book series is Harry Potter, and I think I could read nothing but that and never be bored. Every time I pick up a HP book to re-read it, I think of all the wonderful memories I had when I read it for the first time. I wouldn’t give up those memories for anything in the world. Plus, it’s always fun to discover that little detail you missed when you re-read a book! (Like, did you know that Hogwarts has 142 moving staircases?)
Thank you so much for the four ladies for asking me questions, and thank you for reading! I hope to have some book reviews coming soon, as well as a fun blogger tag that I created! I’ll be debuting that later in November, and also answering some of the questions that I was tagged in. How are you liking my blog so far? Do you want to see something added, taken away, a certain kind of post, etc.? Put all your comments in the comment section down below! All your constructive criticism helps me to better my blog and bring you all new, exciting content! Thanks again for reading, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and my new Instagram page!