Hey guys! Today I get the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite book bloggers, Anna from Literary Exploration!
Hi Anna and welcome to The Non Reluctant Reader! Could you start by introducing yourself?
Hi Benji! Thanks so much for having me!!! Well, my name is Anna, I'm a 21 (22 in April!) year old college student who's studying to be an English teacher (or something English related) at the moment. I work at an ice cream store and I've been there for about 4 1/2 years. In my free time I like to hang out with friends, go to the movies, and read! Duh! :D
Why did you start book blogging?
I actually first started my blog just to follow other bloggers. Then I realized that blogging actually looked like a lot of fun, something I could do to meet other people with the same interests, and eventually it just kind of grew from there. I don't have a lot of friends who love reading as much as I do, so it was a great way to meet people and talk about books with them. I never really thought it would get as big as it has, but in the year that I've had my blog I've loved every minute!
Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
Oh man that's a hard one! Definitely Giselle from Xpresso Reads, she's one of my besties! Jeffrey West from Novel Thoughts is an awesome guy, and their blog is fantastic. Obviously, Sasha from Sash and Em since I actually spend REAL LIFE time with her! Some others whom I love would have to be Haley from Ya-Aholic, Braiden from Book Probe Reviews, Justin from Justin's Book Blog, Jenny and Kaitlin from Books to the Sky.. And you of course! I love your blog :) But honestly, I have about 100 blogs in my "Favorite Bloggers" folder in my reader and I try to visit them every day :)
Are you a night owl or a early riser?
I'm totally an early riser. I'm typically awake at about 7 or 8 every day. I feel like waking up early gives you more time during the day! And since not many of my friends are up that early I get a lot of time to myself so I can catch up on reading or blogging :)
During the vampire apocalypse, would you become a vampire or a vampire hunter?
I would definitely become a vampire!!! I'd probably be a vegetarian vampire though.
Time for FAVORITES!
Favorite All-Time Read: OMG THIS IS TOO HARD!!! Probably The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. That book is just filled with epicness.
Favorite New Release: Hmm I'm going to have to go with Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. That is by far the best book I have read in 2012. It's AMAZING. And Veronica is just an awesome person.
Favorite Drink: Chai Tea :) Iced chai preferably.
Favorite Candy: Red Vines! They're fat free and delicious!
Favorite Movie: The Last Unicorn/Breakfast Club/Dazed and Confused :) I can't pick!
Favorite Place to Read: Anywhere really; as long as I'm reading I'm happy!
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