Sunday, May 17, 2015

Charli from To Another World (Celebrating British Bloggers)

Hello and welcome to another edition of Celebrating British Bloggers in which I ask a bunch of difficult questions about books and blogging to some rather awesome British bloggers!

Today's interview is with Charli from To Another World, and I'm really excited. Charli is definitely one of my favourite teen bloggers and visiting her blog is a real joy. If you aren't already following her blog or following her on Twitter, I really suggest you do that:

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

Hi! I'm Charli and I run To Another World with my best friend Tori. I'm 14, into photography, music and books, and am quite opinionated! TAW started in July 2013, and we post the usual reviews, along with musings, discussions and a few unique features.

How did you begin being a book blogger? What is it about books that makes you excited to talk about books on your blog?

Well, I had a general blog from 2012-2013, and was running both at the same time originally but decided I was more invested in TAW. I've been reading since I was a toddler, and I've always been a nerd!

What would you like to have known about book blogging before you got started that you didn't know beforehand?

How and when to email publishers! I wasn't too bad, I've seen distaster stories, but that's mainly because I had my mum check over my first! In honesty, I didn't know review copies were a thing till I started either!

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

I love photography, art, watching youtubers, debating and I'm also in the Scout movement! I also have a law/politica blog and love debating.

What type of things do you champion on your blog? What would you like your blog to be known for?

I champion feminism, LGBTQIA+ representation, mental health representation, UKYA and just any book I think is amazing! I don't think my blog has anything to be known for except some of my more unique posts.

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

YALC! No shadow of a doubt.

What is your biggest struggle as a book blogger?

Beating myself up over review books and not putting posts up.

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

NO! Argh. Ok, my top three are TFiOS (who would have thought?), Earth Girl by Janet Edwards and Solitaire by Alice Oseman.

What books or authors or series would you like more people to be aware of?

The Earth Girl books by Janet Edwards! I've never seen much about them and I think they're absolutely fabulous.

Have you discovered any books or authors through blogging that you might not have otherwise found?

Most books, like 90%, that I read nowadays were discovered through blogging. Before I started, I wasn't particularly adventurous and was quite limitied.

Name your top 5 UK book bloggers!

Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf, Sophie @ A Day Dreamer's World, Georgia @ The Bibliomaniac, Debbie @ Snuggling On the Sofa, Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now

If you could meet your favourite author, who would it be?

I've met nearly all my favourites, but I'd love to meet David Levithan and John Green!

What would you like to see more or less of in the books you read?

More asexuality spectrum, better mental health representation and less slut shaming would be fab.

And finally, who is your ultimate book crush?

I mean... I love Gus. And Four. But I'll actually say Jam from the Missing books by Sophie McKenzie - my first book crush when I was about 9!

Amazing answers, Charli! Thank you so much! I love how much you support the LGBT and UKYA communities. 

Let Charli and I know your thoughts on her answers in comments! Do you agree or disagree? 

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