So I saw this like an hour ago and decided to quickly write up a post because this looked like a fun thing to do. I actually won’t be able to fully participate today because I’m doing groomsman/bachelor party stuff all day.
What is it?
Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Questionnaire
What’s your name?
Joey—like an itty bitty marsupial?
Where in the world are you blogging from?
Toronto, ON, CAN. But further north–living that suburban life.
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I opened WordPress, signed up for an account, and then started mashing the keyboard with my fingers and words began to materialise from their 0’s and 1’s. That’s the more interesting story.
The other one being talking to Savindi (http://streetlightreader.com) late November of 2013 and being encouraged to spark conversation through blogging about “The 5th Wave” and “More Than This” which (then) recently finished reading. And here we are.
How did you come up with your blog name?
First and foremost: being able to consciously think is like breathing; actions we take for granted. So when I imagined myself writing reviews (isn’t this always the starting point?), I thought that my [initial] thoughts paired with my afterthoughts on the medium at hand would be a neat title…? Bam.
The future of this namesake is in question as I meddle with finding a domain name that fits the 15-char twitter username while being somewhat quirky and iconic.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I’d say everything but that’s not quite true. I’d say YA but that’s an age-range, isn’t it? So let’s just settle with SF-F…ish?
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
[He Said, She Said] – One guy, one girl, and nonsensical rants (with Rachel from Confessions of a Book Geek).
[Think Aloud] – Discussing the nonsense spawned inside my head.
[Alternatives] – Alternative multimedia reviews (movies, games, music, etc.)
[Music Monday] – Matching a song to a book; themes, chars, etc.
[Top Ten Tuesday] – Weekly nonsense.
[From The Mancave] – Multimedia freebies and giveaways that rarely happen.
Best blogging experience so far?
Painting smiles on my reader’s face with my word vomit. Imagine that. But real talk: I’m not as funny as my writing makes me out to be. I think if I said the exact same thing in real life you’d be like :|? Truth.
Favorite thing about the blogging community?
The self-awareness in knowing yourself and being able to act on it through blogging.
Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
Brandon Sanderson – Firefight (Which I’ve already read)
Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings (His magnum opus)
Patrick Ness – The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Just because)Tommy Wallach – We All Looked Up (YA Coherence movie?)
[…and the next overly hyped book—what do you think it’ll be?]
What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
I never really understood contemporaries or hints of magical realism but this book was surprisingly human, in the best possible way.
Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
Tomasz from More Than This (Patrick Ness)—he’s dope.
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I’m a pretty simple guy—I play ze video games; watch television, movies, and sports (mainly hockey); follow the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella (ICCA) and Eurovision; Youtube vlogs and such and such and such. Oh, and sometimes I write when I find inspiration.
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Kickstarter and IndieGogo campaigns. I basically make dreams happen.
At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
This changes a lot and I don’t think these are “my songs” but just feel good songs. Have a listen any of these:
The Painted Pianos – Walking Stick
Alesso – “Cool” (feat. Roy English)
Hardwell’s – “Young Again” (feat. Chris Jones)
Naughty Boy – “No One’s Here to Sleep” (feat. Bastille)
Kygo – “Firestone” (feat. Conrad)
Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
Chaos Walking Trilogy (Patrick Ness) adapted into a movie only because I want to see how they portray the continual noise. And which dog will earn stardom as Manchee (I will murder someone if they CGI it). Although I think it’s already been optioned for film. Maybe–my memory is shoddy.
Now onward I go to have fun with other groomsmen and bachelor party funtimes. I will participate more in this #LoveAThon tomorrow!