Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kerrie from Read and Repeat (Celebrating British Bloggers)

Another Saturday, another interview with an awesome British book blogger! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Kerrie from Read and Repeat!  Kerrie is absolutely lovely, I love her blog and chatting to her online and was lucky enough to meet her at a recent book event!  

If you don't already follow Kerrie, I urge you to do so now... 


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

Hi! I'm Kerrie and my blog is Read and Repeat I started the blog just over a year ago and I love it. I mainly read Contemporary YA but will give most YA books a try.

How did you begin being a book blogger?

A few years ago I started a book blog but at the time I was planning my wedding and just didn't have the time to keep it going  then at the start of last year I joined a YA book club in my local town which was run by Sammee from I Want To Read That. After a few weeks I realised how great YA books and the community was and decided to start a blog again and I am so glad I did!

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

Mainly I work (I work for a private aviation company as a travel coordinator - so I book flights, accommodation and anything else travel related for air crew) Its a really interesting job but it also takes up a lot of time. I also spend time with my husband Neil either playing video games together or watching TV shows (we LOVE Netflix!)

Which book review are you most proud of?

My review of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. Pushing the Limits was such an amazing book and because of that I really wanted to do the book justice, I ended up spending hours antagonising over every sentence.

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

 It would have to be attending the Queen of Teen after party at Guildford Waterstones last year, I got to spend the evening with Maureen Johnston, James Dawson and other YA authors it was so much fun and something I wouldn't of even known about if I wasn't blogging. 

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

Has to be Looking for Alaska by John Green, my love affair with his books started in 2009 when I picked this book up and I still absolutely love it. I brought it for my teenage niece to read and I still don't think she has forgiven me for the tears, its also her favourite book.

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

 Allie from the Night School series I think she would be a great best friend.

Name your top 5 UK book bloggers!

Ooh this is a hard question as everyone is so lovely, but if I had to choose it would be:

Pruedence from The Library Mouse 

Caroline from Big Book Little Book 

Laura from SisterSpooky 

Sammee from I Want To Read That 

Raimy from Readaraptor 

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

I  recently met John Green on his The Fault in Our Stars tour and it was incredible, unfortunately I clammed up and wasn't able to tell him how much I love his work but I am hoping that I will get to meet him again one day any maybe be able to thank him properly for his books. I'd also love to meet Sarah Dessen as I love all of her books.

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

I want to see more boarding school settings! Its my favourite type of story and I usually end up loving any book set in a school.

And finally, who is your ultimate book crush? 

Ahhh this is another difficult question.. I would guess it would have to be Etienne St Clair from Anna and the French Kiss but I'm sure it will change next week!

Thank you for those brilliant answers, Kerrie!  I adore John Green too! And I well jealous that you went to the Queen of Teen event :) 

Over to you, what do you think of Kerrie's answers?  Would you love to meet John Green or Sarah Dessen?  Is Etienne St. Clair your ultimate fictional crush?  Would you like to see more boarding school stories? Let Kerrie and I know in comments!

1 comment:

  1. Great interview! I saw John Green on his TFiOS book tour too. It was one of my favourite experiences but unfortunately I didn't have the chance to meet him, the line was too long :/ Glad to meet another Nerdfighter!


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