Hello everyone! First Meet The Blogger of the month of September and we are chatting to Laura from Scattered Figments. Check out her blog as http://scatteredfigments.wordpress.com/.
When did you start blogging?
I only started back in March so I’m kind of a noOb at all of this! Loving it so far!
What made you start blogging?
I’d blogged before, but without focus. It was Emma at Book Angel’s Booktopia who told me I should give it another go. We work in the same school and I generally let her boss me around, so I did as she recommended. I’ve found that blogging is a great way to make sure I write every day, even if it’s just a short, random musing. It has also encouraged me to keep reading so that I can actually review something every Monday!
What was the first book you reviewed for your blog and what was your reaction to it?
My first review was of Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion. I thoroughly enjoyed the book! Big fan of both zombies and Romeo and Juliet…this is a nice mixture of both!
When was the first time you realised you were a Book Blogger?
I’m not sure! I think I set out to be a blogger about both reading and creative writing. I think my blog caters for both readers and writers…and generally mad people.
How much of your time a week do you spend blogging?
Too much. More than I should when there’s a huge pile of English books to be marked, reports to be written, essays to be graded. But then I’m AMAZING at procrastinating… give me a stack of work to do and I’ll find something devastatingly interesting to blog about!
Has your taste in book genres changed since starting the blog?
I’ve always had eclectic tastes in books, but I’ve found that I’m suddenly swamped in YA literature! I don’t mind at all as I find this to be an awesome and inspired genre.
What book are you reading at the moment?
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney. I’m on page ten and have thoroughly enjoyed those ten pages!
What book has got you very excited or made you cry?
Oh God…there are FAR too many books on this list! I get excited every time I walk past a Buy One Get One Free book offer. Oh who am I kidding? I never walk past those offers. I stop. And stare. And dribble a little.
Have you read any book that you disliked so much you threw it across the room?
Ulysses, by James Joyce. It was a set text in my third year of Uni… most pretentious piece of… rubbish… I’ve ever had to read. It just was NOT my cup of tea.
What advice would you give to anyone who wants to take part or wants to set up a book blog?
Social networking is your friend! Use your Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you don’t have these then get them. Then post, post post! If you don’t post then your page gets less and less appealing by the second.
Now, to ask five fun quick-fire questions. What song are you listening to right now?
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica.
MySpace, Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter! (And who the hell uses MySpace these days…?)
Hardback, paperbacks or eBooks?
Paperback. I’m a spine bender!
Letters, phone, texting or emailing?
Texting… but I miss snail mail…
Zombies or unicorns?
Zombies! Terrified of them but I love zombie movies :P