Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BBAW Interview Swap: Allegra of My Library Card Wore Out

My interview swap is with Allegra, a teen blogger, and you can read her interview with me at her blog My Library Card Wore Out.  Extra post with exclusive new kitten pictures is here!

Tell us a bit about your book blog: What made you decide to start your blog? What genres do you cover? Favorite posts?
I wanted to start a book blog because I was so in love with books and wanted to share my love of books with others. I also thought blogs were really cool. Not one of my friends had one and I wanted to be the first.  So what I did was I talked to my mom about a name and we came up with Book Worm, Book Lover and others but they were all taken. Then my mom suggested "MyLibraryCardWoreOut." I liked the name and obviously no one had it, so I used it. I also wanted to start a blog because I hoped it would make my friends feel jealous. Silly thing to start it for, and it turned out that no one really cared, but I didn't mind because I was having fun with my blog. I liked sharing my thoughts and all that.

I cover YA books mostly. Anything that a young to older teen might enjoy. I also do fun book related things like fun facts about books, or fun information about books and each Friday (FunDay Friday) I do a post that is normally a video that is funny. It is normally off the topic of books. I also do Books to Movies. They are fun to do because that means I get to watch a whole lot of movies sometimes.

I like all of my posts but my Top Ten Must Read YA Books is one of my favorites.

What is a book reading experience that really stands out in your mind?
Night by Elie Wiesel. This book was about WWII and we had to read it in school. This book was touching and I just could not put it down. I did cry reading this book because what I was reading was all true. Elie Wiesel was in a concentration camp and it was all about his experiences. It was really a powerful book and I would recommend anyone to read it if they wanted to read a powerful and life changing book.

Let’s say someone asks you to recommend a few book blogs to them. Which blogs come to mind immediately?
In Bed With Books

Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books

YA Books Central Blog

Who is someone you really appreciate?
I really appreciate my mother because she has helped me with my blog. When I am stuck for an idea she always had a bank of them in her head. She is currently a guest blogger on my blog (M.O.M; My Own Mother) but hopefully in the next month she will become a full contributor. She also reads YA books sometimes so she does posts on those type of books too. She also helps me out with all my blog problems. She also is my editor. Without her, my posts would have some spelling or punctuation errors. Without her my blog might not be as good as it currently is.

Obligatory cat gushing! Tell us about your gorgeous cats and share a picture!
The indoor cat is Merlin and the outdoor cat is Harry. My indoor cat cannot go out because he has a heart problem and his tough goes blue when he runs outside so he is strictly indoor only. Merlin is currently 5 years old and Harry is about 8 or 9. Merlin still acts like a little baby and he is the only cat I or my parents have had that actually bathes us. Hands, face, feet. The whole bath. If he is in his loving mood, we sometimes don't need a shower at the end of the day he bathes us so much (but of course we do). My outdoor cat is a big marshmallow and I do not mean he is fat. If you can stroke him (which is normally, just sometimes he is skittish) he will start drooling (literally) and purr and rarely (and this has only every happened with my dad and I) he might do a quick lick to the hand. They are both my little babies and we all love them so much so that I think I give Merlin too many kitty treats.

And here is Merlin:


Melissa Ward said...

LOL! If we were wobbling on visiting Allegra's blog you added that little bit of catnip - new kitteh pics!

Great interview :)

Cecelia said...

Nice interview! I like the shout-out to M.O.M., too. It's great that to remember and appreciate your supporters. Also, that pic is awesome!

Sandy Nawrot said...

We have to love Allegra for so many reasons...a teenage blogger who "let's" her mom help her? Could she talk to my daughter about accepting parental advice? And the kittehs! I will keep checking her blog for your new photos Lenore. I can't help myself.

bermudaonion said...

Any teen who is so in love with books is fabulous to me!!

Stephanie said...

I just want to snuggle Merlin. Great interview!

Amy said...

Awww that is a super cute cat! Love the sounds of the blog, and great interview.

Michelle said...

Merlin is a good looking cat! I also loved seen the pics of your new kittehs on the way. Hopefully Emmy will cuddle right up and show them the ropes. ;)

MyLibraryCardWoreOut said...

The pictures of the cats are now on the website. Here is the link

redhead said...

awww, super cute kitty! and I love the name "My Library Card Wore Out". . .because mine really DID wear out. poor thing snapped in half.

Valerie said...

I like how Allegra refers to her mom as M.O.M.

And, loved seeing the kitties on both blogs!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Hi Allegra! *waves* So nice getting to know you a bit better! :)

Allegra said...

Allegra is very interesting name I think