IT’S HERE! The Book Blogger Love-A-Thon has officially arrived and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s going to be an amazing weekend! We’re kicking off with a little questionnaire followed by a number of fun things over the next two days.
1. What’s your name?
My name is Natalia but a lot of people call me Nattie so you can too!
2. Where in the world are you blogging from?
I am blogging from the UK which means I’m five hours ahead of the EST timezone.
I’ve always been a reader. When I moved up to secondary school I finally had a library that was easily accessible to me and so, naturally, I became besties with the librarian. About a year ago I found out about booktube and I thought YES THIS IS IT FINALLY THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT THINK THE SAME AS I DO! It was only about half a year ago that I thought, “I could do that too.” I’ve been thinking of making a blog for months before I actually did and *puts on my cliché voice* I wished I did it earlier.
4. How did you come up with your blog name?
I went through a lot of blog names before I ended up with Book Rambles, a number of which were really embarrassing. Book Rambles wasn’t really inspired by anything nor does it have a cool/funny story attached. Kind of boring, really.
90% of the books I read are Young Adult although that has been changing recently as I’ve been getting into classics and more of the popular middle grade series (I’ve only just read all of the Percy Jackons and Harry Potters last year). In YA, I’d say I read fantasy the most.Every third book is some form of fantasy for me. It’s my absolute favorite :3
6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
Ever since I started blogging I loooooved the Top Ten Tuesdays meme because, well, I’m a list loved. I also do reviews of book to movie adaptations, new and slightly older too. I love doing my monthly wrap up and the Stacking The Shelves meme. When the exams are over, I’m hoping to do some more fun stuff like book tags and discussion posts.
7. Best blogging experience so far?
I’m still kind of new to the community but something that I really enjoyed was meeting so many new people (there I go again with the cliché) and interacting with all my new bookish friends on Instagram, Twitter and in the comments too.
The love. Definitely the love. I’ve seen a lot of it on Instagram and Tumblr and Twitter and the way everyone is so compassionate and lovely to each other makes me want to hug every single bookish person out there.
9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
Ahh, how do I pick only five? Sighs. Just of the top of my head it would be: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, A Court of Thorns and Roses and Queen of Shadows both by Sarah J. Maas (two books in one year? She’s crazy but I’m loving it!), A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (which is coming out the day before my birthday) and The Sword of Summer by Rich Riordon.
10. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
I could probably think of a lot but the one that straight away comes to mind is The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan. It’s one of my favourites if not my favourite book of all time. Jacqueline Wilson‘s books don’t really get much attention either outside of the UK and those are the books I basically grew up on, as did nearly every primary school girl that liked to read.
11. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
Ahh, HOW DO I PICK JUST ONE? For some reason I straight away think of Celeana Sardothien from Throne of Glass. She is one of my favourite characters of all time. She adores books and, although she can kick ass, she also likes to dress up and wear heels which I love. The down side of that would be that if I was in the actual story, Sarah J. Maas would probably kill me off because the typical ‘if the main character cares for you you’ll probably die in a painful way’ thing authors love to use. Also, I would choose Hermione Granger because who wouldn’t want to be her friend? I mean, come on. She could probably sneak me into Hogwarts if I asked nicely.
12. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I used to do a lot of dancing, especially ballet and pointe. I’ve been doing shows and stuff like that for six years before I stopped as of the New Year. Sometimes I miss it but it felt more of chore because I’ve been doing it for such a long time so I was glad to finally let it go. My other hobbies include being a professional fangirl.
13. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Book shopping makes me the happiest out of all the shopping that I do. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of shopping(/looking) for prom dresses with my friends which makes me super happy. I love buying presents for other people too, especially if I find the perfect gift (which most likely is a book but shhh).
Well, first of all, the DJ must have a very good taste if it’s my song. My all time favourite song is Ed Sheeran’s Give Me Love and, if I’m being honest, any song of Ed Sheeran’s is MY song. I feel the same way about Ellie Goulding.
15. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
I’m not the biggest fan of books that were TV shows/films first. I think Throne of Glass, if done well, would be a great film series. Ooh, and We Were Liars which I know was optioned for the big screen so that’s really exciting.
So that’s me in a nutshell! I’ve been excited for this weekend for weeks now and I can’t wait to meet some more people in this fabulous community.