I know I say this a lot, but I can never say it enough to tell you how much this is true! One of the best things I love about the Book Blogging world is the support and love offered by fellow Book Bloggers.  I love finding a new Blog and becoming “obsessively” addicted to their blog, their reviews, and all their posts really. One of the most recent being Rachelia @ {Booksih Comforts}. If you haven’t seen her blog you must!  While she may not have been blogging long she has started off with a bang, even reviewing one of my favorite books, C.J. Omololu’s Dirty Little Secrets!

We all have our own reasons for Book Blogging… What made you decide to start a book review blog?
I wouldn’t say it was any one thing – I didn’t just wake up and decide to start one, let’s put it that way! I’d been playing with the idea of starting my own book blog for a little less than a year but I just wasn’t sure if I could do it. My perfectionism always seem to get in the way and I was nervous about stepping into an already established community. However, I was reading some AWESOME books and really wanted to discuss them with other bookworms. Around this time a lot of book blogs I read keep reiterating the point that anyone can be a book blogger, that the community was really friendly and that it was a great experience. One of my online friends Katy was also really supportive, and so I decided in December to put all my fears aside and just jump in. So far, I’m glad I did 🙂

There is a quite a bit of fear in starting and maintaining a Book Blog – you are really put yourself out there in a completely different way.  It takes strength and you certainly show you have that!

What types of genre(s) do you read the most?
I read a variety of different genre(s): YA (is that even a genre – or is it a larger category? haha), paranormal, contemporary (YA or adult), and some historical fiction and mystery/suspense. I also enjoy some non-fiction too. I try and rotate what I’m reading so I’m not always reading from the same genre as sometimes it gets a bit too repetitive.

What are your hopes for your book review blog?
I would love to start some amazing, thoughtful discussions on my blog between me and my fellow readers. That’s why I started the blog after all! I’m not expecting to become a big blogger and I don’t expect myself to post a review each day of the week. I want to have fun reading and it doesn’t matter to me if that book is an ARC, brand new release or a book that’s been sitting on the shelves for a few years. I guess then my hope is that the blog will connect me with other bookworms and give me a place to call my own on the internet where I can share my love of books. It sounds like I am already half way there!
  
You are definitely already half way there!!

How have you found the book blogging community so far?
I feel like I didn’t join at the greatest of times, haha. I was just starting to post when I began reading about all the author/reviewer/Goodreads drama and frankly, it scared me! I can also be really shy and socially awkward so sometimes I find it hard to reach out to other bloggers. I may really want to jump in on a conversation but feel awkward and don’t want to be rude. Most of the bloggers I follow and have met on Twitter are really nice, even if it’s intimidating because they have a huge following and post amazing content, etc. Making genuine connections and feeling less socially awkward are something I am working on. But generally everyone seems supportive and nice!

Who are some of your favourite authors?
I actually don’t have a ton of favourite authors like when I was younger because I’m just getting back into reading more often. My three big ones are J.K Rowling, Ann Brashares, and Jodi Picoult. I’m really liking Myra McEntire and Maureen Johnson right now – they are hilarious on Twitter!

There you have it folks! A lovely new Book Blogger you must check out! 
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