This is my first year participating in Armchair BEA and I’m totally excited! First up we’ve been asked to do a mini-interview with ourselves, to help us all get acquainted with each other better.I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half, but I’ve stayed at the fringes of the community up until now. Hopefully this will help me to meet new blogging buddies and get more involved with things.
So, without further ado here’s my super exclusive interview with myself!
Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?
*stands up* Hello my name is Sarah and I’m a book addict. *waits patiently for the return chorus of “hello Sarah”* I started blogging in January 2011 as a way to document all the books that I was reading for my Masters degree (I have a M.E. in Library Media and Technology from Georgia State University), at that point I was flying through two – three books a week just to keep up with the curriculum. Blogging about what I was reading made it more fun and less work for me (although I still had to write the papers and do the projects). I had a few months where I neglected my blog, but I’m picking it up with a renewed energy and can’t wait to make it even better going forward (all suggestions welcome!).
And yes, that is me with a monkey on my head. His name is Dr. Irving and he came to visit our office a few weeks back.
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Ooohhh right now I’m currently reading Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series. I’ve had The Demon King for a long time, but I tried to hold off reading it until all three books were available. However, I caved and purchased the The Exiled Queen and The Gray Wolf Throne recently and started reading. So now I’m blowing through all of them and really enjoying the story so far. Although, come to think of it by the time this posts I’ll probably be finished.. oh well! Then it’s simply time to wait until October for the conclusion!
As far as my favorite book I’ve read so far in 2012? I think it has to be A Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I just, I alternated between sobbing and laughing through the entire book and I had ALL THE FEELINGS while reading it. I adore John Green and this book cemented him as one of my all time favorite YA authors. Seriously, if you haven’t read it yet what are you waiting for? GO!
Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
I am super nerdy. For serious. I taught myself HTML, am working on CSS and I know the Mac OS backwards and forwards. I go to Dragon Con every year (that’s me to the right with my cousins, I was dressed as Mara Jade) and this year I plan on cosplaying as Batgirl. I can school pretty much anyone in Star Wars trivia (you doubt me? Let’s go right now!). I read comic books more now than I did as a kid. I drop quotes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly into regular, everyday speech (also The West Wing). I have seriously tried to map out what the layout of the Battlestar Galactica universe looks like. And my best friend and I waste entirely too much time debating the ages of the eldest Weasley brothers, how many students attend Hogwarts and how bad was Professor Snape really (he let kids be tortured! Case closed).
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
I wanted to branch out and give a new, original answer, but I just can’t. So even though this is entirely predictable I want to go to Hogwarts damnit! I want t explore the entire castel from top to bottom, locate all the secret passages, visit the room of requirement and maybe take a nap in the Gryffindor common room (all that exploring is exhausting people, a nap is gonna have to happen). I bet I could spend an entire year there and still not feel like I’d seen everything that I wanted to.
(Okay so I’ve kinda sorta been to “Hogwarts” before. When I lived in England we toured Alnwick Castle which was used for filming the first and second movies).
Other places that would be worth a visit: The Swiss Family Robinson treehouse (c’mon, you know it’s amazing), The Dauntless compound from Divergent, Kashyyyk from The Heir to the Empire trilogy, and the log cabin where the Ingall’s lived in Kansas.
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
I’m gonna cheat here. I want to have dinner with the entire Hogwarts faculty because I can’t choose between McGonagall or Dumbledore and you can’t make me. Plus with the entire faculty I’d get to meet Hagrid, Flitwick and even Trelawney! It would be the best dinner in the entire history of dinners. No content
I mean, don’t you think it would be absolutely fascinating to sit down to dinner with all of the professors? We can discuss their students (and what crazy pranks were pulled recently), classes, wizarding politics, their opinions on Muggles and what their favorite candies are. I’m sure it would be both entertaining and highly educational. Now the real question, how can I make this happen?
I can’t wait to read all the other interviews and get to know some of my fellow book bloggers better! Thanks for taking the time to get to know me 🙂 If you want to know more you can follow me on Twitter!