Today is the kick-off for the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon! It is a weekend event where bloggers from all around share about ourselves, make new friends, find new blogs and of course, talk about all things books! I’d like to thank Alexa for setting this up and letting me be apart of it.
If you have yet to hear about the Love-A-Thon I believe you can still sign up and join in one the fun by signing up and reading the post here. Then tweet the amazing host, Alexa, @alexalovesbooks or leave an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so she can add to the list of participating bloggers in her main post!
Now that I am officially late on my post I should get started so today we start off with a questionnaire that will hopefully help you all figure out on my personality or just realize I am crazy, so here we go:
What is your name?
My name is Alyssia, pronounced Uh-Lee-See-Uh, or like the name Alicia but spelled differently.
Where in the world are you blogging from?
I am blogging from my hometown of Dallas, TX
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
It was sort of an accident that I hadn’t thought through. I was scrolling through Goodreads almost two years ago and saw a post for one of the groups I was in about free books and that’s all my brain acknowledged. In order to get these “free books” I had to review them, which was something foreign to me until I realized how many people did it. SO I started reviewing for both the sake of receiving these amazing books for only a review and as an outlet for me to talk about how much I loved the book I was reading at the time. Then here I am!
How did you come up with your blog name?
My blog name is what it is because I was to lazy to try of think of something creative so I took the cheesy road and added my name to book obsession and thought it worked.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I don’t really post specific genre reviews but I have been in the New Adult genre lately because who doesn’t like a good steamy romance every now and then? I am particular to Contemporary and Dystopian and Chick Lit, Fantasy sometimes, Paranormal, and basically everything.
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
Oh goodness I do lots apart from reviewing such as cover reveals, book blitzes, excerpt reveals, giveaways. I tried to start the Waiting on Wednesday thing but I was too excited about posting it and completely forgot until Wednesday when the day was over.
Best Blogging experience so far?
Probably being asked the chance to review a book I have been wanting for forever from one of my favorite authors. The book was Black Widow by Jennifer Estep! I had the finished copy a month before it dropped for release and also had the chance to interview the author for my blog. However the contacting was screwed up so I didn’t have my chance but I reviewed the book, LOVED IT and went about my blog.
Favorite thing about the blogging community?
I love the blogging community but I also love the reading community as well. There are so many bloggers/readers out there and they are so nice and forthcoming about their love for books. It is amazing to see such a large community have one thing in common that can bring us all together. My favorite part is making friends who are just as crazy as you when it comes to book and understand the feelings a book can bring you. Also the friends who will also cry in the middle of a store because you get to that one part where the authors words just kill you inside and don’t care who is watching you cry.
Name 5 books you are most excited for 2015.
I recently read The Red Queen and fell in love with it, I can’t wait to hear what all my blogger friends think about it! I am also excited for Victoria Scott’s Salt & Stone the sequel to Fire & Flood which was one of my favorite 2014 reads last year. I just finished Gayle Forman’s I Was Here and of course she blew me away with her books as she always does. Rachel Vincent, one of my all time fav authors is taking the indie route and publishing Lion’s Share, the spin-off series to her adult series Shifters that I fell in love with in 2011, is releasing the 23rd of THIS month ! That is 2 days away and already pre-ordered it and am on my toes for it to be here already! The 5th book I am most excited for is Katie McGarry’s Nowhere But Here.
What is an underrated book or series you think everyone should read?
Oh. oh. I got this. Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamer series. Anything by Cassie Mae because she is just an artist with books, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige because duh, evil Dorothy. Kelley Armstrong’s YA books are the BEST. Just gonna throw out Vampire Academy, if you only seen the movie don’t judge read the books!
Apart from reading, what are your favorite hobbies and/or interests?
As crazy as it sounds I really really like to read books all day everyday all day. However when I am shockingly not reading I have taken up learning sign language or ASL. Other than that I am just your average 18 year old who is constantly on the internet and posting pictures of books on my Instagram.
There are more questions but I am already behind schedule so I’ll just leave what questions I have already answered and going to go check on the other blogs in this Love-A-Thon and hope you all have a great time and I will have another blog post up soon!
Over and out.