25 Days of Blogging – Day #5
Blogger Spotlight (2) Realm Of Fiction
Today I am doing a blogger spotlight featuring Realm of Fiction.
1. Who is your favorite author & why?
My favorite author is J. K. Rowling. I know that’s perhaps a very typical answer, but she really is. Reading hasn’t always played such a large part in my life. In fact, for quite a long time, I hardly ever read for pleasure. The only times you might have seen a book in my hand was when I was required to for English during my school years. Enter Harry Potter and that all changed – fast. I owe it to J.K. Rowling for showing me just how fun reading could be. She deserves the Favorite Author spot for that alone.
2. How did you find out about blogging & why did you start yourself?
Funnily enough, I didn’t even know book blogging was a thing until a few months before I started! I only found out about blogging when I followed a link on Twitter to a book giveaway on someone’s blog. I won the giveaway and went back to thank the blogger and started talking to her about book blogging. From there I found out about Goodreads and started writing my own reviews for a while. Because I enjoyed posting reviews on Goodreads so much – and talking about the books I loved – I decided I wanted to post them in my own space too. And that’s when Realm of Fiction was born.
3. Favorite characters: male & female?
Favourite male character: Ron Weasley. I hesitated for a minute there and was very tempted to say Harry Potter, but if I really think about it, Ron made me smile a whole lot more. His personality is incredibly entertaining.
Favourite female character: Kami from Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. You know, if I had to pick someone a few months ago, my answer would have been different. It’s so much more difficult for me to choose a favourite female character as most of the protagonists in the books I read are female. I’m going for Kami right now as I am still thinking about her! If you’ve read Unspoken, you will have met her and her infectious quirkiness. 🙂
4. Book/Series you wish you could live in?
Before I answer all these questions with Potter-related answers, I’m going to momentarily expel Harry Potter from my thoughts! (Though, obviously, that would be my first choice!). I think the series I’d most like to live in is The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Just the thought of being in that magical world is enough to make me fantasise.
5. Paperback or Hardback or Audiobook or Ebook?
This is a hard question! I read books – including my favourite books – in all of these formats, though I do have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of audiobooks. I guess paperback and ebook is what I tend to go for the most, but I can’t choose between them.
6. A bit about yourself, besides reading?
This is where I make myself sound interesting but end up failing miserably. 😉 Let see… I am a music enthusiast. I adore anything Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Coldplay, The XX and Kings of Leon. I love Doctor Who will all my heart (even the not-so-great episodes!) and will always allocate time in my schedule to watch it. When I’m not doing that or reading, I’ll most likely be stargazing. I consider myself an amateur astronomer. Emphasis on the amateur.
7. If you were trapped on an island and could only bring 3 books with you what would they be?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and (to cheer me up a little!) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
8. What is your favorite post on your blog?
My favorite post on my blog is a short piece featuring Daemon Black from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s LUX series: http://realmoffiction.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/q-with-daemon-black-everyones-favourite.html It made to laugh, to say the least. 😉
And, that’s it for today! Thank you so much Realm of Fiction for taking the time to answer my questions!