Monday, May 2, 2016

Blogger of the Month~ May

Hello everyone! It's another new month and with that comes a new "Blogger of the Month."
This will consist of a post that includes an interview with the chosen blogger, along with featuring them in my sidebar for that entire month.  It was a new feature I started on my blog in April (Refer HERE if you would like to see the original post & if you would like to be apart of this as a blogger).

May's Blogger is Brittany from Brittany's Book Rambles

Brittany is a self-proclaimed bookworm and excessive rambler. She is shameless in her love of the written word. No matter where she is, most of the time you can find at least one book in her purse. She is an aspiring author and hopes to one day to break into the publishing world. Her all-time favorite author is Leigh Bardugo, and she will read and buy anything and everything that she writes. She is the host of the Twitter feature #BBTC, Queen Book Pusher, Captain of the Tsar's Guard, and has been known to spontaneously turn into a pirate.

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Sabrina: **Stands up to shake hands** Hello Brittany! It is a so awesome to have you as my May blogger of the month!
Brittany: *shakes hands* Hi Sabrina! Thank you for having me ^__^
Sabrina: How about we start off this interview by you telling us a little bit about yourself?--Such as your likes and interests.
Brittany: I think anyone who knows me knows that I am HUGE Grisha fan. I mean, basically I’ll push any and all of Leigh Bardugo’s books on everyone! Honestly, my interests are all over the place. I love books, obviously, especially YA fantasy which is also my favorite genre to write. I also love hockey, my teams are the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild. I’m a big movie fan and I love anime haha.
Sabrina: Since this is an interview focused on your blog and blogging experiences, how did you decide that you wanted to take up blogging?
Brittany:  I wanted to become part of the book community. Before blogging, I didn’t know many people who really enjoyed reading. Most of my family is from the former Soviet Union and they read the classics and a lot of non-fiction, and that’s generally what they consider good reading. Everything else is just “fluff.” So, I really wanted to connect with other people who like the same books as I do, so that I could have people to fangirl over them with.
Sabrina: Which five blogs to you actively enjoy visiting and checking up on their posts?
Sabrina: What is your favourite post to write and share?
Brittany: Honestly, I love writing reviews. I know that’s really boring but like I said before, I love talking to people about the books that I’ve read and seeing what they think. My favorite thing when I write a review is when people say that I’ve made them want to read the book, that makes me so happy.
Sabrina: Where did the idea of your twitter chat BBTC come from and how long ago did it start?
Brittany: The idea of #BBTC has been in my head for about 2 years but I only launched it this last January. I love Twitter Chats and my favorite questions were always about what books we were reading or the ones that had something to do with specific aspects of books. After attending a few chats, I noticed that there were no chats that were specifically about books, and I wanted to change that.
I did a couple of book-themed chats with friends, one for Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (#SixofCrowsParty) and a chat for Penguin Random House with my book club (#RReaders) for I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. For me, those were try-out chats for #BBTC and through those, I became more confidant that #BBTC was a good idea.
Sabrina: How long have you been blogging and a part of the bookish community?
Brittany: About 3ish years or so. My first official review on Brittany’s Book Rambles was of Lauren Oliver’s Requiem, and I posted it at the end of December 2012.
Sabrina: What is it about Leigh Bardugo writing that makes you such a diehard fan?
Brittany:  The real question is: what don’t I love about Leigh Bardugo’s writing? Nothing! Her writing is magical. It’s not overly complicated, but it’s sophisticated and witty. In fact, I use her lines in my every day life if I can find a way to work them in somehow xD
Sabrina: How exciting is it to be the head of the Tsar Guard for Evelyn Skye’s book The Crown’s Game?
Brittany: Oh my god, it’s so exciting! I thought I was going to faint when Evelyn dubbed me Captain of the Guard. I was actually at a launch party for Truthwitch and Passenger at Books of Wonder when Evelyn DMed me and asked if I would like to be Captain. I flipped out, but the event had just started so I had to flail quietly—it was hard haha.
Sabrina: What 2016 ARC book are you eagerly awaiting to have the rest of the world read once it releases?
Brittany: SO MANY! You just mentioned The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye—that’s a big one, and it’s one of my all-time favorites. It’s right up there with my beloved books written by Leigh Bardugo. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, her book is beautifully written and it’s just a treasure that everyone needs on their shelves.  There’s also Dreamology. I’m not big on contemporaries, but I adore this book. It’s my favorite contemporary, so be sure to check it out. If anyone ever needs book recommendations on what to pick up next, feel free to reach out to me on social media and I’ll prepare a list XD
Sabrina: What is one random thing about yourself that you wish to share? Kind of like a hidden talent.
Brittany: I figure skate. I don’t know if it’s really a hidden talent or not, but I love it. I also can play the flute and the piccolo, though not as well as I used to.
Sabrina: It’s been super fun interviewing you Brittany! Thank you for sitting down with me today and giving us some insights on you and your blogging. I can’t wait for the next BBTC, and all the fun chats we have over on twitter.
Brittany: Thank you for having me!

With that, this concludes the my second blogger of the month. It has been a great pleasure getting to know all these bloggers even better. Make sure to check out Brittany's blog, or chat with her during one of her twitter chats.

1 comment:

La La in the Library said...

I love #BBTC chats! Sometimes I am too tired to comment, but I still follow along and hit the heart frequently. I really like learning about the blogger behind the blog. Great interview!