Saturday, October 13, 2012

Laura from Sister Spooky (Celebrating British Bloggers)

Another week, another interview with a lovely UK book blogger! Today it is another favourite of mine, Laura from Sister Spooky!

I find Laura has such enthusiasm and passion for young adult books, which really comes across through her blog. If you don't already follow Sister Spooky, you really must! Ways to follow Laura...

First, can you tell me something about yourself and your blog?

My blog is very  A bit wacky at times, funny, honest and often over excited by shiny things.  It's a YA review blog written for me and happily other people seem to want to read it too.  I'm 27, I work full time in a chocolate and sweet shop and I read and blog the rest of the time as well as seeing friends and other lovely people.

How did you begin being a book blogger?

I started blogging just because other people told me to.  I've been generally blogging since I was about 15 and then found a lot of my posts were about books so made a blog just for my book love after reading some other book blogs and thought it might be fun to do one of my own!

When you're not reading or blogging, what do you do with yourself?

I work.  I sleep. I eat.  I like to shop but my bank balance doesn't.  I love music as well so try to go to gigs as and when I can but not so much recently which is a shame.  I often take up too many other projects and hobbies from knitting, sewing, card making, altering clothes etc.  Recently I've gone back to writing which I've always wanted to do but let fall back on the back burner.  Just seeing where it goes I guess.

What was the first book you reviewed on your blog?

Beastly by Alex Finn.  I think I gave it an ok rating but nothing over the top.  Fun read but have read more since that I've just loved!

What has been the best experience of being a book blogger so far?

Being invited to events and such.  My top three moments that have happened in the last 6 months have been being asked to interview one of my favourite authors and filmed for it (Jana Oliver eeeee!), being mentioned in the acknowledgements of a book and thanked (Emma Hearts LA by the kick butt Keris Stainton) and having my review quoted in print in a book (Geekhood by Andy Robb).  All were firsts and all made me beam ear to ear!

You can do it, what is your absolute favourite book?

Recently I read The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and quite frankly I find it hard expressing in human words why I love it. A thing of beauty.

If you could be best friends with any fictional character, who would you choose?

Simon from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series.  We'd get on really well :D

Name your top 5 UK book bloggers!

GAH!! It's like picking your favourite children!!!

Raimy from Readaraptor
Cicely from Cicely Loves Books

Love all the bloggers I follow but these 5 and I have very similar book tastes so I often check their reviews asap as I know it'll be not too far off what I think 

If you could meet your favourite author, who would you like to meet?

Gah! can't even think because I've been lucky enough to meet so many already!  I think I'd love to meet Zoe Marriott as I've still yet to meet her and ADORE  her books and blog!

What would you like to see more of or less of in YA?

More road trips! I do so love a road trip story!  Also HUMOUR! I miss the laugh out loud and funny stuff.

Less love triangles or "book A BUT WITH A TWIST" . I don't dislike like those kind of books but they just end up sounding the same in the blurbs and I can't remember which is which

And finally, who is your ultimate book crush? 

Dimitri in Vampire Academy ....or Roger in Amy and Roger's Epic Detour.

Thank you so much Laura! I couldn't agree with more on having more road trips and more HUMOUR in YA!  I want more of the same :)  

Don't forget to visit Laura at Sister Spooky, but for now...

What do you think of Laura's answers?  Do you agree with her book crushes? What she'd like to see more of in YA? Let Laura know...


  1. Laura you are fab too. I love your crazy ways x

  2. Great book recommendations. (I know we're all honest about the books we read and review, but overall I'd say we're also pretty nice, so its good to find out what books other bloggers would really recommend.) And I would love to read both The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! Thanks Laura and Clover :)

  3. Lovely post & lovely blog :) If you have time, could you please check out mine?
    Ruby -

  4. Lovely interview with a lovely person. Thank you for this!

  5. Oooh, lovely and interesting interview! :)

    Thanks for checking out my blog too.


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