[2016 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon] — Questionnaire



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”

  1. 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! 🙂


  2. 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 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?!


  3. 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. 😀


  4. 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.


  5. 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! 😀


  6. ~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!


  7. 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!


  8. 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!


    1. 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!


  9. 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.



      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*.


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