Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blogger in the Spotlight: Reading Wishes

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This week I'm pleased to introduce Rebecca of Reading Wishes who will be starring in this week's Blogger in the Spotlight. Big welcome, Rebecca. And now let's get into the spotlight.

Rebecca's author spotlight:

One of my favorite authors, include the ever-so-talented Stephanie Perkins. I may have only read one of her books so far, Anna and the French Kiss, but I was utterly impressed! Reasons I love her:

-She managed to put a smile on my dial within minutes of starting Anna.
-Her prose is lovely to read. Simple yet fun.
-The characters in Anna, impressed the socks off me! They were real – not fake and baloney – which is refreshing to read about!
Can’t wait to read Lola, Isla and anything else she may write. I advise that you check her out, if you have yet to do so!

Q & A with Rebecca:
How long have you been blogging for?

I started blogging this year, on the 28thof July and remember the date clearly, as it’s marked on my calendar: underlined, with two exclamation marks and a love heart, reminding me of when I started a chapter of my life!

Why do you love blogging?

I love book blogging because I’ve found a community of people who are interested in books and reading, just like I am.It’s great to be able to share your opinions, meet fellow bloggers and have fun along the way!

How did you come up with the name Reading Wishes?

This was quite tricky and I had to do quite a bit of brainstorming. I wanted my blog name to be fun, quirky and cute; finally I came up with, Reading Wishes! I wanted something bookish in the name, so it was easily recognized as a book blog. Also, when you think of wishes, personally, I think of a shooting star, or blowing out your birthday candles…something magical! Which is exactly what reading is to me!

Instead of hosting a 50 follower giveaway, you are donating to the You Give= We Give Fund. What made you decide to do this?

Well, in just over a month I’ll be having a Christmas Giveaway, but I still wanted to celebrate hitting the 50 mark! So I decided to spend the money on postage for You Give = We Give. I’ve already donated some books I had lying around the house, but as a reader I always have more to give! It’s important to think of others and give when we can, since we are so lucky ourselves!

You’re an Aussie. What are three things readers don’t know about Australia, but should?

1.The average Australian is not anything like how we are portrayed in the movies: example, the tourists in My Life In Ruins.

2.When you arrive in Australia, don’t expect to find kangaroo’s hopping around the place. Unless you head to the outback or bush.
3.Our current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

What is your favorite way to read a book? (in one sitting, over a long period of time, snuggled in your blanket, etc.)

My favorite way to read a book is over the course of a few days. I like to read in my marshmallow bed or on the recliner. I love reading with my mum; she reads her book and I read mine. Along the way we fill each other in on what’s going on and tell each other funny, laugh out loud moments!

You say you love romance. Why romance?

I don’t know… It’s just one of the genres that I love to read. Doesn’t everyone like a swoon now and then!

What are you currently reading and what are you going to read next?

I just finished off Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols and am currently reading Notes from the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell.

Why should readers follow your blog?

People should check out my blog if they love YA literature, especially Contemporary and Romance. I not only write reviews, but I’ve started taking part in fun book memes!

Anything else you think readers should know about you?

I didn’t expect to love blogging, as much as I do!

Reading Wishes is a very cute upcoming blog, be sure to check it out! You won't regret it!

Well that's all for this week's Blogger in the Spotlight. Thanks Rebecca for participating! Also, if you're interested in being spotlighted, please see the Blogger in the Spotlight page.

Danica Page


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