So the wonderful, beautiful Rachel over at Beauty and the Bookshelf noticed that a bunch of us bloggers were feeling like we were in a slump so she put together this great little challenge to help get us out! Head over to Rachel’s intro post to find out more about it and see if would work for you! Seriously it’s low stress and just meant to be fun!! For today’s festivities we have an interview with me given by none other than me!

Katie: Welcome Katie!

Katie: I am excited to be here today!

K: Let’s start off with an easy question, what are you currently reading?

K: What am I not currently reading!? I’m about a 1/3 of the way into The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner and loving it! The characters feel so real and I love the setting. I also just started The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows because after THAT ENDING of The Orphan Queen I just needed to dive right in. A few others I am currently reading: Borderline by Mishell Baker, Stars Above by Marissa Meyer, Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

K: I see you are currently reading quite a few books! Why is that?

K: I am such a mood reader! I jump around between young adult and adult, contemporary and fantasy, and even fiction and nonfiction. Typically I don’t read two books that could be similar at the same time, although I am currently reading two YA fantasy books and am trying hard not to mix them up!

K: You read a lot of different genres. Do you have a favorite?

K: Hmm that is a hard one! Most books and series that have become my favorite tend to be YA fantasy books (these tend to be the badass ladies and badass ladies FTW) but I also really like my romance (YA/NA/Adult).

K: Have you always been a reader?

K: Yes! I have always been an avid library goer. The library is within walking/biking distance of my house and I didn’t have to pay for the books. When I was in middle school I loved Harry Potter and Meg Cabot. When I was about 12 or 13 I ran out of Meg Cabot YA titles to read so I started reading her adult books and than more chick-lit and romance. My mom didn’t care what I checked out from the library because I was reading. Honestly I have gone back to read some of the romance books I read at that age and I totally self censored the books.


K: So you read a lot of romance when you were younger, when did you start reading fantasy?

K: It wasn’t until I read Twilight at 17. I know Twilight is paranormal but up until that point I was almost exclusively reading contemporary/realistic fiction. After I devoured all the Twilight books I wanted to read all the paranormal/fantasy/sci-fiction YA books I could! Since then I read a good balance.

K: So Twilight…

K: What about it?

K: So you like Twilight?

K: Is Twilight one of my favorite series? No but it helped me become the reader I am today so I will always love it for that. Also so much of what YA is today comes from Stephenie.

K: OK tell us about what hobbies you enjoy outside of reading.

K: Wait there are hobbies that aren’t reading?? Haha but I love watching TV and movies (maybe a bit too much). I am a very casual gamer. I like to travel (even with my limited funds). I love trying new restaurants but not enough to be a “foodie”.

K: So TV, do you have favorites?

K: DO I? All time favorite would have to go to The Office. I swear dialogue from that show is part of mine now. Another all time favorite would be One Tree Hill. It defined so much of my high school and college years. Currently I am binging Gilmore Girls for the first time and it. is. so. good. Team Luke for everything.


K: You mentioned you are a gamer.

K: I am! I used to be hardcore and play hours everyday but I have really cut back because it became a really time consuming and I was losing sleep. It seems the real hardcore gamers play into the wee hours of the morning and spoiler alert I really like sleep.

K: What are some of your favorite games?

K: My latest game is Fallout 4, which was good but not Fallout 3 good. My all time favorite game would have to be Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I have played that game start to finish at least 3 times. I actually bought an N64 again a few years ago because I wanted to be able to always play it in it’s original form. Now you can play it on tons of different systems.

Speed round!

K: Favorite Food?

K: Donuts. No Pizza! Donuts and Pizza.

K: Favorite color?

K: Pink or Green.

K: Favorite Disney Princess?

K: Aurora.

K: Book Boyfriend?

K: Hector from Girl of Fire and Thorns. (Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door close second.)

K: Starbucks order?

K: Venti Iced Quad Vanilla Latte

I hope I covered enough of myself in this interview! I am always open to questions here or on Twitter. 🙂


  1. Morgan @ Gone with the Words says:

    This is so much fun! I love your interview 😀 That is a lot of books hahah. I never used to read many at a time but I’ve started to with print/kindle books. How nice that the library is so close to you! I looooved the library, still do, and used to collect library cards around where I lived. Right now I currently have 3 😉 THE OFFICE. A forever favorite fo sho. “I need two men on this. That’s what she said. No time. But she did. NO TIME!” “I can feel God in this Chili’s. Woooooooo” Ahhh One Tree Hill, I’ve been wanting to rewatch that lately. I was so into it. Pizzaaaaaaa ❤ Loved this Katie 🙂

  2. Mary H (@knoxdiver) says:

    I like how your interview is so much more book-focused than mine. Clearly you and I are twins because I’m reading about 5 books too. OTH was soooo high school for me. To this day, it’s the only show that jumped time well. Even Parks & Rec couldn’t manage it gracefully enough for my liking. I can’t believe you’re only now watching Gilmore Girls, but I guess this is the time when I admit I haven’t read Girl of Fire & Thorns and you make me read it so I can meet your BF. Also: OCARINA OF TIME FOR THE WIN!

    PS Stop judging 8 year old me. The combination of crunchy and soft, chocolatey and cheesy was actually really amazing.

  3. Annika @ Hiding in Books says:

    Team Luke!!! Yay!

    Ahem. Anyway. Loved your interview, Katie! And now I want pizza.
    I always loved going to the library when I was younger too. And I loved the adult section because there were SO MANY BOOKS. So I read the Time Traveler’s Wife when I was about 11, I think? And then I reread it when I was older and I was like “Nope, this was not age-appropriate, 11-year-old me.” Oh well 😉

  4. Milka (@milkamilka) says:

    YAAAAYYYYYYY FOR THE OFFICE! That show is so perfect and I feel like I should soon start like my 5th rewatch of it – I am currently rewatching Parks and Recreation for the second time this year (yes, I am obsessed with that show) and The Office would make a perfect follow-up for that!
    I absolutely loved The Serpent King – there is a point in that book that made me sob uncontrollably and I literally cried myself to sleep because of that book.
    Ooh, I am curious to know whether you are Team Logan or Team Jess (I won’t even count Team Dean as an option because HE IS THE WORST!)

  5. rachelpatrick93 says:

    I freaking swear, EVERY DAY somebody I follow somewhere on the Internet posts something about donuts and I want one every time. So now I’m craving donuts (and mmm, hot, cheesy pizza from Pizza Hut) at one a.m. HECTOOOOOOOOR. (Seriously, is there any other way to say his name?) I read the series a year ago and it was SO GOOD and I am already in need of a reread (or maybe I’ll just reread all the swoony parts because Hectooooooor). I’ve been hearing All the Good Things about THE SERPENT KING, and while I fear the tears, I want to read it. I will always love Twilight (and THE HOST). If it wasn’t for that series I don’t know that I’d be the reader, blogger, or aspiring author that I am today. And YAY, GILMORE GIRLS. Luke is always the answer, and then Jess with Rory is The Ship. Thanks for joining in!

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