Today I’m lucky enough to be interviewing an awesome young woman who also happens to be a book reviewer.
Angelina, thank you for allowing me to interview you today.
1) Firstly, tell my readers a little about yourself and why you like to review books.
My name is Angelina and I run the book blog My Crazy Reading Obsession along with my friend Jessica. I am in 9th grade in the German European School.
There are several reasons as to why I review books. The main reason is that I absolutely love reading books. Reading is my life, I can’t imagine it without books. There are so many new books to discover which might not be popular and some of them are like little gold nuggets. Jessie and I started this blog for this exact reason: we love books and want to express our love for it on the Internet, where we can connect to other book lovers like us who understand our passion. Furthermore, writing reviews help me collect, analyze and process my thoughts while reading the book. Before I started writing reviews I used to give books 5 stars on Goodreads just because I liked them. But now I started to develop my thoughts and ratings for the books and think about the pros and cons of the book.
2) Have you ever read a book that has made you feel differently about something or perhaps changed your point of view on a particular subject?
I read several books that have made me think twice about a subject or an opinion. One that comes to mind immediately would be “Skinniness is Next to Goddessness?” by Julia Keanini. It is about an overweight girl who desperately wants to become skinny quickly and therefore suffers from an eating disorder. She then goes to a club to get help and realizes that looks don’t always matter. This book made me think twice about skinniness.
3) What motivates you to keep reading?
All the great and new books motivate me to keep on reading. There is a quote that says:”Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But that’s what I do almost all the time. Looking at beautiful book covers makes me pick the book up and read the blurb and by now there are so many awesome books I have found and loved. There are many new stories and sometimes you find that one book you fall in love with because it’s that amazing.
4) What is your most favourite book and can you tell my readers a little bit about how you felt after you finished this book? And what made you like it so much?
Which books to choose from? My favourites always change over time. My current favourite book series is the whole Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. My favourite book is probably “An Ember in the Ashes”. I recently finished reading it and it left me feeling kind of lost, because I had to finally return to reality. I also wanted to read more, I wanted to complete the journey with the characters and learn more about their lives.
5) Lastly, if you had to pick one book that could be made into a film what book would it be?
Well, there are several books I want to see as a movie and some of them have already sold their movie rights or are being worked on! (crossing my fingers that they will be made into a film sometime soon) One of the books that are being made into a movie is called “Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase”. I absolutely love that book, I recommend it to everyone! But I will pick a book that isn’t being made into a movie from what I have heard. I think that I would pick “The Summoning” by Kelley Armstrong. It is a really awesome book and I really hope that there will be a movie for it someday!
I was delighted to be asked by Angelina to be interviewed. You can check out the interview @ My Crazy Reading Obsession here!
There is noting more important to me than an honest review. Yes, an honest review is worth its weight in gold. Not only does an honest review provide an author with the thoughts and feelings of the reader but it also gives an author the opportunity to learn. So thank you Angelina and Jessica for providing the world of authors and readers with such a wonderful blog.
The book review by Angelina on Starchild Book One: The Age of Akra can be found here.
Thank you Angelina for allowing me to interview you. I am blessed and grateful to know you.
So until next time. Be brave and bold in your chosen field of creativity. And never be afraid to explore new techniques.