Hello bloggers, authors, and book lover extraordinaires and welcome to the 2nd Annual Book Blogger Love-A-Thon! I had an absolute blast with the Love-A-Thon last year so it is safe to say I have been so very excited to bring it back! This year, along with the help of the incredibly lovely & awesome Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, the Love-A-Thon is going to be bigger, lots more fun, and even better than last year! If you are just now hearing about the Love-A-Thon and would like a little insight into just what the heck I am talking about, you can check out this post here, it goes over all the basic ins and outs of a Love-A-Thon! You can join in at any time, just as long as you are able to help spread some blogger love! For a full list of the events and what time they are happening, you can check out the schedule right here. But for the short and sweet version of what a Love-A-Thon is about, here it goes: Basically it is just like a read-a-thon except for blogs! It’s a full 24 hours of commenting on new-to-you and some of your older favorite blogs, following bloggers, tweeting about awesome blog posts, and telling other bloggers just how much we love them! There is also a number of mini-challenges throughout the day so you’ll have a chance to win some awesome prizes! And then at the end of this event, Alexa and I will be hosting a BIG giveaway for anyone who has joined in on the Love-A-Thon!
Below I have a list of participants. If you are joining in late, please leave a comment below, feel free to shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or tweet me with your blog’s web address (@KatelynTorrey) and I’ll be sure to add you to the list!
Alexa Loves Books
Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands
A Blog About Nothing
A Daydreamer’s Thoughts
A Room With Books
Above Average Below Special
Allodoxophobia: The Fear Of Opinions
Along For The Read
Along The Road
Always Lost In Stories
Belle Of The Literati
Book Rock Betty
Books Like Breathing
Books Take You Places
Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
Digesting The Words
Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared
Girl With a Pen and a Dream
Gone With The Words
Good Books And Good Wine
JC’s Book Haven
Justin’s Book Blog
Little Lovely Books
Little Miss Drama Queen
Lisa Is Busy Nerding
Mab is Mab
Michelle and Leslie’s Book Picks
Moonlight Book Reviews
My Bookish Fairy Tale
My Little Pocketbooks
My World In English
Orisi’s Blah Blah Blah
Project To Be Read
Queen Ella Bee Reads
Rally The Readers
Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Reading the Best of the Best
Reflections of a Bookaholic
Reviews A La Tiffany
She Is Too Fond Of Books
That Artsy Reader Girl
The Book Addict’s Guide
The Daily Prophecy
The Grown-Up YA
The Overstuffed Bookcase
The Quiet Concert
The Window Seat
Tripping Over Books
And now to start off the Love-A-Thon right, we have our Interview Swaps! If you signed up for the event in advance, you should have been able to do an interview swap with an assigned partner. Alexa and I thought it would be fun if we interviewed each other so we could be part of the fun. Miss Alexa has been a dear, dear blogging friend of mine for quite some time now. We bonded over our love for Taylor Swift and our general awkwardness. She has been a truly amazing friend and I am so happy to be co-hosting with her this year. Before I get all weepy and overly emotional (it tends to happen to me a lot when I stay up too late so beware…), let’s see what Alexa has to say!
If you could take a week’s vacation in any book, which one would it be and why?
This is actually a pretty easy one for me to answer! I’d go on the road trip detailed in Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, and I’d take my bookish friends with me. As much as I love my fantasies and dystopians, realistic fiction is still my favorite and I’d travel to all those awesome states Amy & Roger went to since I haven’t been to most of them!
You get to hang out with three of your favorite fictional characters for a day. Who would you pick and what would you do?
I’d hang out with Chaol from Throne of Glass, Tucker from Unearthly and Jase from My Life Next Door. Chaol would train me in the morning in the art of kicking butt and then hang out with me in the library. Tucker would swing by for me in the afternoon so we could on horseback riding, have a picnic and swim in the river. And then, Jase would invite me to his house for dinner and we’d end up lying on the roof watching the stars.
(I know, I know. I should have picked at least one girl, but I couldn’t resist.)
Which fictional character would be your best friend if she/he were real?
Bria from Wanderlove. I think our creative natures and our love for “real” travel would help us bond.
3 Favorite Book Quotes (This is REALLY hard by the way!)
1. “I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
2. “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
3. “She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”
–Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
3 Strangest/Weirdest Blogging/Reading Habits
1. I read a ton, then I set a day where I just sit and write, write, write reviews.
2. I am notorious for falling asleep with a book on my face.
3. I cannot properly read a physical book without having music on. But I can’t read eBooks with music on.
3 Authors You Would Sell a Body Part Just to Meet
1. Tamora Pierce
2. JK Rowling (even though I’ve already met her)
3. Garth Nix
3 Bands/Musicians You’ve Been Rocking Out To Lately
1. Ed Sheeran
2. The Lumineers
3. The Script
This or That:
A year without books or a year without your favorite food?
Without my favorite food. I’d die if I didn’t have any books to read!
Do you listen to one specific type of music or mixed genres?
I used to be a strictly pop girl, but now I mix genres.
Would you rather spend a whole week with your FAVORITE fictional boyfriend or spend a whole day with ALL of your fictional boyfriends?
A week with my FAVORITE fictional boyfriend of course – and that would be Four from Divergent.