Thursday, August 11, 2011
Better Know A Blogger: Linda @ Most Important Letter
Better Know A Blogger features bloggers we think you should know. For this edition, please welcome Linda from Most Important Letter!
1. What is your name/blogger name?
Linda @ Most Important Letter
2. What is the name of your blog? How did you pick your blog’s name?
My blog's name is Most Important Letter. The way I came up with the name of my blog is a little bit interesting, actually. Reviewers on my blog are referred to as Letters (thus the "Letter" part of the name), and I just always thought that the letter L was special. There are all sorts of important words that start with the letter L: learn, laugh, live, love, my first and last names, and Louisiana -- the state I live in.
3. How long have you been blogging? How do you measure blogging success?
I've been blogging for about eight to nine months now. I'd say my blogging success is decent; it isn't exactly where I'd say I want to be, but that could just be because I'm pushing myself too hard. :)
4. What genres/subgenres do you review, and what do you like best about those genres?
Well, I generally review YA books that could range from paranormal to general fantasy to sci fi to dystopia to steampunk to historical fiction to realistic fiction to chick lit ... Yeah, you get the point. ^_^ I really don't have any qualms against any fiction genre at all, though; but I would say that I prefer paranormal, fantasy, dystopia, and steampunk over the others purely because they're the most out-of-this-world. You can lose yourself easily in them, and that's a huge part of why I read.
5. What are you reading right now?
Well, I just finished reading Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (dystopia) and Misfit by Jon Skovron (paranormal), but right now I'm immersed in Blood Red Road by Moira Young (post-apocalyptic) and The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (paranormal). All of them really are fantastic books.
6. Do you use social media? (include links to Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, etc)
What book-related things do you choose to tweet/facebook post about?
Of course! I have a Twitter account, Facebook page, Goodreads account, and Shelfari account dedicated to my blog. I tend to post more on Twitter than Facebook, and I usually just tweet randomly about a quote that I liked in a book or whatever I'm currently reading or how much I enjoyed that book I just finished reading.
7.What's your favorite place to read?
All over my house! Sometimes I just plop down in front of my computer and read a book, sometimes it's in my bed, sometimes it's on the comfy couch downstairs ... really, it's any place that I can sit down in peace and quiet!
8. What are the top 5 books in your TBR (To Be read) pile?
Ahh, I always have such a tough time answering questions that require me to rank things! Let's see. I desperately need to read (and this is in no particular order, I'd say) Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs (a mermaid book that I hear is fantastic), The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (I've always been captivated by mystery books), The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa (fey book coming out in October), and my two summer reading books! I'm actually a teen book blogger that has only about one week left to read Murder on the Orient Express and A Tale of Two Cities. :D (Yes, procrastination rules.)
9. Obligatory controversial question: Love triangles! Love ‘em or hate ‘em, and why?
Oh no. I honestly don't know how I feel about love triangles. On one hand, love triangles are way too common and usually, I know immediately after the first book who the girl/guy being fought over ends up with. But sometimes, I really don't know. Some great examples include the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer, the Unearthly trilogy by Cynthia Hand, and the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Yet, love triangles are SO overrated. I guess what I'm saying is that I only like love triangles when they're done right -- as in, the reader has no idea which guy the girl is going to pick (or which girl the guy is going to pick). ;)
10. What's the best thing about blogging and reviewing books?
The best thing? I wonder, would it be being able to read a ton of books to escape from dreary old life? Or would it be being able to make a difference to someone out there? Perhaps it would be because of all the fantastic books that I receive for free? (I know book bloggers out there say that that shouldn't be the reason that you should make a book blog, and that isn't the reason for me -- but it's still a nice pro anyway. :D) No, I think it's because the book blogging community is so nice. There are a million book bloggers out there who are so willing to befriend you. Everyone is so welcoming and so fantastic. It feels like a second home.
Thanks, Linda, for dropping by! Be sure to check out Most Important Letter for fun character interviews, videos and more!