Monday, September 13, 2010

BBAW Interview with Kailana of The Written World

It's Day Two of BBAW which means....blogger interviews!

I'm so excited to share my interview with you of Kailana of The Written World someone I think of as a veteran in the book blogging community and also someone who it always makes me happy to hear from. Here we go!

What is the most rewarding part of book blogging for you?
When I started blogging I just wanted to keep a record for myself of what I have been reading. Then, people started reading it and I started meeting lots of new bloggers. Fast forward a few years and I have made a lot of friends from my blog. I have 'real life' friends, but when you reach a certain age it is really hard to make new friends. I was headed to that age, so I think all the people I have meant has been the most rewarding part of blogging. It was nothing that I was necessary looking for, but since it happened that way I wouldn't change it for anything.

What can someone expect when they read your blog?
Sporadicness. Especially this year! I have hardly been blogging, so you never know when you are going to hear from me. When I am blogging you will see variety. My reading tastes change from time to time, so you never know what I will be in the mood for.

Have you ever wished you could unread a book?
There are moments, yes. There are moments when I read a book that is really popular and I hate it. Then, there are moments when I love a series and the next book in the series really disappoints me and I really don't want to read them. If I had just read the book then it might be a lot easier for me to read that next one that I am avoiding! I hate it when people recommend a book and don't like it, too.

What's the title of a book that describes your life?
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future.

You're stranded on a desert island. What fictional character would you want with you?
I hate questions like this! I read a lot of books, but I don't get the same connection with characters that other people do... I can't get beyond the idea that they are fiction no matter how much I like them...

If you had to live in a fictional dystopian society, which one would it be?
Probably the society in THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. That is the lesser of the evil, I think.

Who's your favorite fictional pet?

Is there any topic or genre you feel gets neglected by book blogs?
High fantasy. In the days of urban fantasy and the paranormal it seems to get ignored.

I know you've been watching Supernatural...Sam or Dean?
Dean. That is no contest.

Vampires or werewolves? Why?
Werewolves. I have always like the vampires, but then they started writing a lot of werewolf novels in the last few years and I have discovered a lot of characters are capturing them really well. It could be that I like Elena and Jeremy from Kelley Armstrong's series and Mercedes from Patricia Briggs' series.

If the book blogging community said one thing about you, what would you want it to be?
That my blog is accessible. Even when people don't necessarily comment on my blog; I like to think that people want to read it and it appeals to them.

You do a lot of buddy reads. What's your favorite part about them?
The friendship! I enjoy friends and I want to do things with them. When you don't actually 'know' them, writing posts with them at least brings you as close as is possible.

You can read Kailana's interview with me on The Written World!


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