Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
When did you start blogging?I started this blog on December 7, 2012. I also have another book blog called New Adult Addiction, but I needed a place to put YA reviews so I came up with this idea.
What is your favorite part of book blogging?Pretty covers! No, really - just finding new books to love.
What is your favorite book(s)?I am a SF junkie - the Takeshi Kovacs series (Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies) by Richard K. Morgan are all my favorite books. But I also love me some paranormal romance. I'm not really much of a YA reader, but I've come across a few in my NA reading, that are really worthwhile. I tend to like books that are not about the ordinary world, but rather a world that's either upside down or backwards, or futuristic in soem way.
What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging? Meeting other cool book loving people.
Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?
At New Adult Addiction I chose The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I have no idea why, but this book, of all classic literature, is my favorite. It describes perfection and demise in the same story, it's so tragic and sad, but at the same time hopeful. It's really a brilliant piece of work. And it's sorta new adult too, because almost all the players are very young - even though they have so much money and houses and careers, they are still very young. Except for Gatsby, of course. He's the only grown-up in the room, yet he acts so childish.
But for teens, I'd choose The Lord of the Flies because it teaches almost the same lessons, except from a kid's point of view. Both my kids loved The Lord of the Flies, and even as a small child, my son immediately got it. They liked the movie too.