I participated last year and it was two days of positive vibes and cheer. So why not participate again this year?
The Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is a blogging event hosted by Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, Cee @ The Novel Hermit, Hazel @ Stay Bookish, and Mel @ The Daily Prophecy.
As with every Love-A-Thon, an introductory “get to you the personality behind the blog” post full of vanity and self-promo shiz is necessary.
Name and where you’re blogging from?
Joey. Toronto, Ontario, Canada — except north, but since no one in the world would know the hamlet I live in…let’s just go with Toronto.
What genre do you read/review the most?
While I’m open to trying most things (minus non-fiction or biographies-sorry bout’ it), I do gravitate towards SF-F.
What other types of posts do you have on your blog, apart from reviews?
The feature I’m most proud of is my Think Aloud discussions which is a bunch of randomness no one ever expected to discuss through the scope of fiction. Here are some samples:
Love Triangles Are Actually Not Triangles
Not All Fictional Men Smell Like The Great Outdoors
Slow Walkers in Narrow Hallways Aren’t The Same as Aisle Reader
13 Types of Readers You’ll Encounter on Public Transit
Why Are Heroes/Villains Never Stuck in Traffic?
Why Your Book Boyfriend is a Cheater
Otherwise, I’m just playing it by ear because as much as I’m a mood reader, I’m a bigger mood blogger.
Best blogging experience so far?
Extending the digital blogging life into something physical on a very “hey want to go chill at the bookstore and maybe grab some food?” level. SO BECAUSE THIS POST IS ALL ABOUT SPREADING LOVE, shout outs to these cool cucumbers:
Amanda (blog @ Brains, Books, and Brawn)
Jesse (blog @ Books at Dawn)
Patty (IG @ pattycakess20
Shelly (blog @ Read, Sleep, Repeat)
Erika (booktuber: SGBA1)
Favourite thing about the blogging community?
The variety of opinions out there; especially when someone disagrees and there’s a healthy tension. I know having a space of negativity and/or disagreement isn’t for everyone but it’s fun and enlightening to hash things out and see differing perspectives.
Five books you’re most excited for this 2016!
– A Gather of Shadows by Victoria Schwab (my hyped review here)
– Calamity by Brandon Sanderson (which I am reading soon)
– The Last Star by Rick Yancey (because it’s the end)
– Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (because Dreg feels)
– False Hearts by Laura Lam (because Inception meets Orphan Black?!)
Five books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!
Vicious, The False Prince, Illuminae, An Ember in the Ashes, Way of Kings, The Scorpio Races, The Crane Wife, Red Rising.
I cannot count.
What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
Easy. The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands.
MG. Alchemy. Explosions. Bromances. London 1655.
Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max)
– Alucard Emery (A Gathering of Shadows/Schwab aka Nikolai Lantsov 2.0)
– Inej Ghafa (Six of Crows/Bardugo)
– Thibault/Anonymous (Zeroes/Westerfeld)
– Leopold Fitz and Jemma Simmons (Agents of SHIELD) — THIS IS ONE CHOICE. THEY’RE A PACKAGE DEAL.
– … Groot (I am Groot)
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Food (but free food is infinitely better).
At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
In a perfect world, I’d be in an A Cappella group and we’d all be at a party and a song that’s in our repertoire would play and we’d bust out in a jamming session.
I wrote about A cappella music in the this Top Ten Tuesday post. My music recommendations, I think, are infinitely better than the tracks you hear on Pitch Perfect etc.
Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
Any Sanderson world put on screen would look awesome, yeah? (Also helps in either pushing me to read more of his work–mainly WoK–but also opens up the possibility that I can watch the film as an alternative LOL.)
Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?
Just tea? That sounds unadventurous. But, yes, Patty Ness.
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35 thoughts on “[2016 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon] — Questionnaire”
I think I have a relative in Toronto but I’m not really sure where so I think I understand what you just meant. AND DAMN I LEFT OUT A GATHERING OF SHADOWS! Definitely gonna edit my post now! ugh
I just live in the middle of nowhere so I felt it was more accessible to say Toronto rather than [farm town abc] LOL.
Omg I can’t believe I left out food for my favorite thing to shop for cause I LOVE food haha I’ll have to edit my post! I also have The Blackthorn Key on my TBR but I’ll definitely move it up on the pile to read it sooner based on your rec! 🙂
I’m thinking about future meals a few days from now when the night isn’t even over and I haven’t had dinner yet…
Now I’m scared Blackthorn Key might not live up to my hype ahhhh.
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I found that food worked it way into many of my own answers on my questionnaire as well, hahaha. I am always one of those people who is reading & eating at the same time though, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised!
As the co-creator of Burrito Bowl Tag, I approve eating food while reading!
Duuuuuuuude all your books are ones I’m extremely excited for/want to read as well!
A Gathering of Shadows is on its way and I CANNOT wait, I loooooove Sanderson but just not his Reckoners lolol – BUT I TOTALLY WANT MISTBORN AS A TV SERIES. And yes The Last Star and the Crooked Kingdom because Inejjjjjj this girl is everything.
Vicious is amazing AND ILLUMINAE PLEASE CAN YOU READ THIS NEXT LIKE HOLY IT IS SO GOOD I’m sorry I get so excited I go all caps a lot. I’ve got Way of Kings on my list of books to read asap too!
Food is the best. I like food.
I’M SLOWLY MAKING MY ROUNDS THROUGH ALL OF SCHWAB’S BOOKS THIS YEAR, HOPEFULLY, MAYBE. THE COVER FOR CROOKED KINGDOM THOOOOOOOOOo *dies*
I’m sure Sanderson could be the screenwriter for the any tv/movie and he’d still be able to keep up with his writing commitments like omgwhoishe?!
I tried to read a Sanderson (Steelheart) book but man, I’m just defeated by its heavy texts and minimal paragraph spacing. It’s like reading GRRM 😛 I know it’s a good story but maybe I’ll save it for when it gets adapted on TV. 😀
I’ve only barely started Way of Kings but Steelheart should feel more accessible than any of his other works…”should (at least to me).
Your discussion on Love Triangles is the best! Sanderson worlds would look amazing onscreen, though I’ve only read Warbreaker. Yes! Read Vicious ASAP! You need that evilness in your life! Fitz and Simmons are my favourite! Definitely a huge help (and a good laugh) during the apocalypse.
Glad you enjoyed the discussion!
If Fitz and Simmons aren’t end game, I’m going to go on some warpath seeerrriroooousssslllyy
Totally unrelated to book blogging, but if I end up going to Toronto this year, well, even if technically you’re not there, well I’m sure you must know this place better than me… so, TELL ME WHERE ARE THE BOOKS ? 😀
And yeah, that Rick Yancey book, I am WAITING for answers! 😀
WAIT. ARE YOU? I’m only like 45 minutes away so I could totes come and chill — I’ll bring other bloggers too. LET ME KNOW.
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I’d love to say YES but planning is a bit complicated right now, but this is a HUGE MAYBE 😀 OH that would be great, I’ll let you know for sure! 😀
Yessss to the AGOS love. Alucard would totally be bad-ass in an apocalyptic situation. Also READ ILLUMINAE!
I thought Kell would be my #1 best fran in ADSOM world…until Alucard was introduced. friendship feels. bromance feels.
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HEY JOEY!!! 😀
I am dying to read AGOS!!! I saw your review that other day, and I was totally flailing!
YOU NEED TO READ VICIOUS!!!! GO. DO IT!
YES. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU READ IT AND WE SHALL FLAIL TOGETHER.
~I love your Think Aloud posts. So inventive and in depth.
~Groot is an amazing choice for apocalypse squad. Strength, regrowth, protection.Why didn’t I think of that?
~Dying for A Gathering of Shadows especially after your review. Less than a week!
YOUR WORDS ARE TOO KIND!
In truth, I just want that comfort of knowing Groot’s got my back LOL with an endless mellow deep tree voice behind me “I am Groot”-ing all day.
AGOS IS TOMORROORWOROWOR. GET HYPED.
Finished AGOS yesterday and OMG it was everything for me! Loved it!
Illuminae is one of my favorite reads ever! I really hope you love that one. I also still have to read An Ember in the Ashes.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
So much Illiuminae love today! I must make an attempt at the first few chapters (which I actually haven’t done yet because it looks like a thick read despite being written in epistolary format) and see how it goes…
So happy you decided to join in again on the Love-A-Thon! I definitely can’t wait for Crooked Kingdom. Six of Crows was phenomenal, and I really want to know what happens next! As for TBR, I feel ya. I have so many books I WANT to get to but only so much time to read in a day…. Happy Love-a-Thon!
Thank YOU for putting this together again! And after the cover release of Crooked Kingdom today, my desire for the book has increased 10000000x.
Omgshhh another Canadian! So happy! I’m super close (more west of Toronto currently, but I used to live east in the GTA!). So happy you’ve met some awesome locals to go grab some coffee and get lost in book stores with!
CANADIAN FRIENDS! I live in and around of the GTA currently andn just figured “Toronto” was the easy answer haha.
Just curious, were you at the Book Blogger Ontario meet-up? Are you interested in future blogger hangouts and the like? There might be one coming up soon!
Nice to meet you via the Love-A-Thon! 🙂 “False Hearts” sounds interesting and free food is the best.
Ahoy! I’ll take Inception or Orphan Black style narratives anyway you give it to me — so I’m really excited for it!
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Isn’t having book buddies awesome?? 😀
The Chill Squad is pretty feels ;)!
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JOEY, I AM SO READY FOR CROOKED KINGDOM. Did you see the cover of it? Because holy shit. IT’S ALMOST HERE. (And by almost, I mean like far from now, ha.)
WAIT. You just sold me False Hearts because “Inception meets Orphan Black” sounds awesomeeeee. I need to read more MG, and you recommending The Blackthorn Key makes me super pumped because it’s been on my TBR list.
THE CROOKED KINGDOM COVER IS TOTALLY GOING TO MAKE IT’S WAY TO MY PHONE WALLPAPER AAAHHHHHHHH.
I think I’m just super hyped up for the next season of Orphan Black coming out in like 2 or 3 weeks?! OR SOMETHING IDK BUT THERE’S A NEW CLONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *dies*.