To continue on the trend of celebrating my anniversary, I decided to tackle the subject of favorites. What my favorite post has been. My favorite moment as a blogger. My favorite time to blog. Just my favorite blogging things in general. Please feel free to add questions of your own that you want answered!

*What is your favorite aspect of book blogging?

Can I say everything? No? Okay, let’s narrow it down then. I love getting to know all of you although I don’t comment on as many blogs as I like to/is suggested to do so. I also love discovering new books before they come out. I had never heard of netgalley or edelweiss before becoming a book blogger. I think they are two great platforms for bloggers to use. Not just to get free books, although it is a perk. I am really liking netgally’s new features that allow you to interact with the publishers more. As someone who wants to get into publishing, this really excites me.

*What has been your favorite moment since you’ve started your blog?

As much as I want to say going to BEA for the first time as a blogger and meeting so many new and familiar faces, in truth it’s really when I got my 100th follower. I was just so excited. Now, unfortunately, I don’t remember the 100th person (bad Indie, I know) but I remember what I was doing. I was getting ready to leave my house and was just about to walk away from my computer. I kept telling my mom I had hit 100 followers already so she would be proud, but really to boast. Then, ding! My phone tells me I hit 100. I jumped. I honestly jumped for joy I was so happy. I didn’t ever think I would make it this far. Then to make it to 100. Now, to 200. 🙂

*What has been your favorite review?

This is a hard one. I’ve reviewed some really good books within my first year of blogging. I think, though, I am going to have to say Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira, though. I actually wrote it twice. The first draft magically disappeared. I was just so enamored with the book. You can find the review here.  I loved writing it, but loved the book even more. For a week straight I couldn’t stop talking about the book. I lent it to two friends and recommended it to my YA book club. It’s that good.

*What is your favorite genre to write about?

Well, that’s easy. I thought it would be Historical Fiction. Turns out I can’t stop reading YA books, particularly ones about serious or social issues. I’m not too into the fantasy/ sci-fi stuff. Nor, anything too fluffy. Give me the real, nitty gritty. Give me the hard truth that I can relate to and remember from my long ago High School days.

*What is your favorite time to read?

When I’m not supposed to. When I am about to leave the house in a half hour and get sucked into a book. Or, going to bed I just need to finish five more pages that becomes the whole book. Maybe when I have a blog post to write and the book staring back at me wants attention. I hardly every read when it’s a good time. When I’m completely free and bored.

*What is your all time favorite book?

This has changed some. But, I’ve realized it might have always been The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I have read it more than 3 times which is a lot for this perpetual non-re reader. There is just something that always gets me. And, I always, ALWAYS cry.

*What is your favorite quote?

I can see it. That one moment where you are not a sad story. You are alive…

-The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Don’t forget to enter my week long giveaway. It ends Friday at 11:59 PM. You can go here and scroll all the way down to the link.

And, now, for the first prize pack reveal!!!

No picture because the image wasn’t working. Sorry folks. Maybe later!

Books included are Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella, The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle, 10:04 by Ben Lerner, Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf, Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera, and Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble in a fabulous Harlequin tote bag with random swag and my handmade surprise.

Thanks for celebrating with me. Happy Reading!

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