Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW Interview Swap: Andrea from The Busy Bibliophile

Book Blogger Appreciation Week is in its 5th year! One of the best parts of this celebration is discovering new blogs and getting more insight into the bloggers behind the blogs.  My interview swap is with Andrea from The Busy Bibliophile and you can read her interview with me here.

Welcome Andrea to Presenting Lenore!

To start us off, tell us a bit about your blog - why and when did you start it? 
I started The Busy Bibliophile in August of last year, after reading a book I wanted to share with the world. I didn't know anyone personally that read young adult novels, so I figured I'd start my own book review blog and tell strangers what they should read.

You bestow the Golden Owl on books you particularly love (DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver, for example, which I also love beyond words) - if you were to give out Golden Owls to book bloggers who'd be on the shortlist?
Reading Teen, XPresso Reads, Book♥Soulmates, Me, My Shelf and I, Letters Inside Out, Smash Attack Reads, these are a few of my faves.

As a Busy Bibliophile, you cram reading in whenever you can. What is the strangest place you've ever pulled out a book? 
I don't think I've ever read in a strange place, just your average everyday places: the car at a stoplight, the kitchen table while eating, waiting in a really long line... Any time I have a few minutes, the book comes out.

Not only do you read a lot, you also find time to write. Can you tell us anything about your WIPs? 
I have very little time to write, so they've been WIPs for a long time now... All 3 are for adults (which is weird considering I only read YA, but I digress). 2 are actually started and organized in their own binders, while 1 is an idea that I haven't put on paper yet. I tend to get these bursts of inspiration and really work on them for a few weeks, then I get distracted and shelve them for a while.

Ok lightening round! 

Tell us a favorite -
YA bad boy love interest: Alex from Delirium
Setting: Paris (Die For Me and Anna and the French Kiss)
Villain: The Seeker from the Host

Recommend a -
Beach read: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Audio book: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Halloween read: Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Best book nobody else is reading: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Thanks Andrea!


bermudaonion said...

I'm learning about so many new to me blogs this week!

Zibilee said...

I also read wherever I can, and will read in the car when I am a passenger, at the kitchen table when dinner is finished, or curled up in my bed. I will have to check out some of these blogs that Andrea considers fantastic!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

A fun interview! I love the lightning round questions, those are my favorite :)

Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

Lenore, thanks for interviewing me today! I had fun getting to know you and your blog better.

Liviania said...

I like the Flat-Out Love cover - I'll have to find out more about it.

And now I have even more blogs to explore.

Kailia Sage said...

I love this aspect! I get introduced to so many new blogs!

~Kailia @ Reading the Best

Joy Weese Moll said...

Such thoughtful questions and answers! I love the bit about the owl and how, exactly a busy bibliophile finds time to read.

Cecelia said...

Andrea is new-to-me, and that's part of the joy of BBAW. I love making discoveries. I have to say I do not share your love of DELIRIUM, but I like how enthusiastic you are about it! Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

I love BBAW! I just found you because of your interview at The Busy Biliophile!!! Looking forward to seeing your posts-I also love dystopian :)

Great interview with Andrea!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful blog...NEW FOLLOWER.

So many new blogs....this is a great event.

I had to interview myself since I wasn't aware of this event until yesterday. :)

Stop by if you like.

Have fun...this is great meeting new bloggers and visiting bloggers I already know.

Silver's Reviews

Elizabeth said...

Fun interview - I can relate to all the places you pull out a book! In fact, I only buy purses that are big enough to carry my book. =)

Smash Attack Ash said...

For real?? You made my day! :)
I can't believe you've only been blogging ONE year, Andrea! That's just crazy. You and Xpresso Reads are young blogs that have just exploded with awesome. Congrats to you for that success!