Saturday, May 11, 2013

It Was Lovely Reading You (Formerly Ebony Black Lines) Celebrating British Bloggers

I love Saturdays! Saturdays mean that I can introduce you to another wonderful British-based book blogger. And as always, if you love this feature and are a British book blogger who would like to take part in an interview, please do email me or get in touch. I would love to have you.

Today's interview is with somebody that I don't know very well and I like that. Making new friends today! 

Ebony Black Lines was very recently changed as the blog title over to It Was Lovely Reading you ... same great blog just with new name! You can follow her in numerous ways... 
First, can you tell me something about yourself and your blog?

Hi, my name can call me The Teenage Book Addict(!!) and am the UK based blogger behind It Was Loving Meeting You (formerly Ebony Black Lines). My blog basically has reviews, guest posts, and other features on it and I also do giveaways as often as I can (I actually have 14 - yes, 14! - giveaways (some prize packs) going on at my blog at the moment to celebrate my one year blogoversary so check that out!)

How did you begin being a book blogger?

I actually started being a blogger before a 'book' blogger. I was introduced to blogging by my aunt who is a beauty blogger. The from there I discovered book blogging and was swept up into the life of reviewing books and talking to 'real life authors'! Lol! And then I started making more friends and growing as a blogger. :)

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

What do I do?! I play a lot of sport, I do a lot of art and such and I just spend time outside and work, oh those horrible exams that are looming up! :(

Basically I spend my life wanting to punch revision in the face.. unfortunately it doesn't have one.. >.<

What was the first book you reviewed on your blog?

It was Wonder by R.J Palacio...which was actually my first ARC as well! It was amazing! Seriously, if you haven't read it!

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

Definitely just making more and more friends, and getting to know authors, basically how much of a community everyone is..It's really nice and comforting to see. :)
That everyone is there for you no matter what.

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

CLOVER?! This is like one of the worst questions i ever get asked when I do these kind of interviews! Can I cheat and just say a particular author that I absolutely love?!?
Well..I'm going to anyway!...
Shannon Hale...
she is basically like one of the best authors ever in my opinion.
Goose Girl and The Book of a Thousand them now..she writes sooo exquisitely! 

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

Oooh....either Lina from Between Shades of Gray because she just seems like such a 'hopeful' person..if you see what i mean? Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars because...just because..she seems like a really sweet person...or Hermione from Harry Potter..because she is so like me (we're both nerds..)

Name your top 5 UK book bloggers!

Eeek ok..

Zoe at Bookhi

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

Shannon Hale. Definitely. Her writing. is. amazing.

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

Definitely more focus on the actual plots instead of the makes me so annoyed when that happens. I recently read Monument 14 but the problem was..i think the conecpt of the book and the whole plot was amazing..but the whole book was practically focused on the love triangle going on and people getting jealous of each other.. :(

And finally, who is your ultimate book crush?

Oooh...errr...Jem from The Infernal Devices. Everyone's gushing over Will but I love Jem way more. He seems so sweet and kind and generous and gentle and aaargh *goes off to read The Clockwork Prince again*

Thank you so much for those excellent answers! I'm not sure that I've read anything by Shannon Hale as yet and I still haven't read Wonder! Whoops. Love Jem though. WAAAAAY more than Will. So we're in that together!

What do you think of these answers? Do you fancy Jem over Will as well? Would you love to meet Shannon Hale? Would you love to be best friends with Lina, Hazel or Hermione? Let us know in comments!


  1. Thanks for mentioning me, Hawwa! I love your blog, too. Hazel would be a lovely best friend to have. Great interview! :)

  2. Great interview! :)

    I'd also love to be friends with Lina; she seemed so kind and down to earth. I have to disagree with you on the last question though… WILL FOR THE WIN! :)

    Have a nice day!!

  3. Hawwa!!! Great interview, both of you. I love Wonder and I must read Goose Girl. You are one of those rare people who prefer Jem over Will - but I understand why! I'm still on Team Will though ;)


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