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.
K: Favorite Food?
K: Donuts. No Pizza! Donuts and Pizza.
K: Favorite color?
K: Pink or Green.
K: Favorite Disney Princess?
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. 🙂