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The book interview tag

I saw this on Isabelle‘s blog and thought that this was a great idea. That was you guys can get to know me a little better as a blogger. You can read Isabelle’s answers here.

Name/blog name:

Name: Kathryn

Blog name: KathrynBooksville

Age:

At the time I’m writing this 23.

Favorite Genre:

Might have to go with contemporary and romance.

Favorite Male Author:

As of right now, might have to go with John Green. Just because the books that I’ve read I’ve enjoyed, even if they aren’t his most popular books.

Favorite Female Author:

Probably JoJo Moyes. I enjoyed her series Me Before You.

Forever Favorites:

Five Feet Apart

When We Believed In Mermaids

One Of Us Is Lying

First Book Of 2019? How did you like it?

(Will also be doing 2020)*

2019:

My first book of 2019 was PS I Still Love You, the second book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

I enjoyed this book. I thought the ending was okay. Would have been better if Lara Jean chose John Ambrose over Peter but that’s just my opinion.

2020:

My first book of 2020 was Don’t Read The Comments. This book came out back in January and you’re more than welcome to buy it if books with video games are your thing.

I thought this book was okay. Books with video games are the main theme arent my favorite. I don’t think I will be reading another book where video games serve as the main theme.

Last book of 2019? How did you like it

The last book of 2019 was I am watching you. I enjoyed it and thought it was a good thriller/mystery. It is free on Kindle Unlimited if you want to check it out.

What do you look for in a book? / What makes it really stand out for you?

I don’t look for a lot in a book. I think the cover is just as important as the context of the book.

But how it really stands out for me is if I can connect to a character. It doesn’t have to be the main character but a secondary main character. Also, I like when books make me feel something. It doesn’t have to be sadness but if you can make me feel something it can be a wonderful thing.

Do you collect any particular sets/editions of books?

I don’t collect sets or editions of books. But I do have the first three illustrated editions of Harry Potter. But other than that, if I own a collectors edition then I own a collectors edition. It’s sometimes my only copy.

Favorite Place to Read

The couch or the space between my bed and window.

Do you keep books you didn’t like, or just get rid of them?

If it was a gift I usually keep them. Just because I have a hard time getting rid of books that were gifts. But if it’s a book that I know I bought and didn’t like it then I have no problem getting rid of them.

Which literary character best defines you/do you best relate to?

Minho from the maze runner trilogy. Cause some of his replies are sassy sarcasm and I can reply with sassy sarcasm sometimes as well.

If you want to do this then you are more than welcome to. If you don’t want to that’s completely fine as well.

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Why did I start blogging

I know that some people (not all) kinda explain why they started blogging in their abouts so you can get to know them better. But I thought why not just make a blog post about ‘Why I Started Blogging’. I know that it might not be interesting or anything but why not right?!

Because I love to write:

For me I enjoy writing because I personally find it relaxing. I may not be the best writer but at least I can share ideas and get feedback.

Books:

I mainly started this blog in order to get more experience writing book reviews. I hardly ever write them on goodreads so obviously a book blog would be more useful. Personally think it is considering how I construct my book reviews.

Being Creative:

This is a way for me to be creative. Where I can post what I want to post without hopefully being judged for what I was posting.

Connecting:

Personally think I can only do so much threw social media. I can only tweet so many times to watch a video. Or write reviews on goodreads. But connecting threw blogging that’s something else. Because think that it’s a group of people (at least the ones I’ve connected with threw Twitter as of recently) that genuinely want to see you succeed.

Something I can keep up with:

I have a generally hard time being consistent. I know that blogging isn’t going to be easy especially when first starting out. But I honestly believe that it’s something I can be consistent with. With ideas that pop into my head, for future blog posts, I can put them in my drafts for me to come back to.

Being myself:

I honestly have a hard time expressing and being myself. Threw blogging I can be like ‘this is how I feel’ and not care what others think. Even though I still care what others think about my work, I don’t care as much as when it comes to blogging. Yes, there’s things that I will probably never share on this blog and I’m honestly okay with that.

Therapy:

Everyone has their form of therapy without talking to a therapist. Mine just happen to be cooking, writing, wrestling, and reading. So why not do a somewhat public diary about something I’m passionate about. So I decided to just combine my 2 favorite things to do. Reading and writing. Just doing a blog has been so helpful. On the bad mental health days, setting aside an hour just to blog helps put me in a better place.

Here’s why I started blogging. Know we all started for different reasons. We each have different ways of how we became successful. I’m still learning how to blog. I absolutely enjoyed blogging.

Problems for a book lover

If you’re a book lover then you know the pain that comes with being one. So I thought that today I’d do a post about the problems of a book nerd.

The Book Hang Over

The dreaded book hangover. We’ve all been there. When a book is so good that it puts us in a book hangover. Five Feet Apart was a book that made me immediately want to reread as soon as I was finished because it was so good.

Having to wait X amount of months for the next book in the series

I usually wait till all the books are out in a series before starting to read a said series. But know there are some readers who read a series as the books come out. I’ve done this with Children And Blood And Bone and A Curse So Dark And Lonely.

Watching Book To Movie Adaptation Without Getting Somewhat Mad

So I read Simon Vs The Homosapians Agenda before watching the movie. Let’s just say I was somewhat mad at the movie. Know I’m not the only one who gets a little mad at movies because a movie totally skipped over something that was like a major point in the books.

IE: Harry Potter. You got a lot of Dobby in the books. You saw his character development in the books. But movie-wise, you see Dobby in Chamber of Secrets but don’t see Dobby again till it’s time for him to die in Deathly Hallows Part 1. I felt something when Dobby died in the books just due to the fact he was there more. But movie-wise, really didn’t feel anything when Dobby died.

Getting invested in lives that are fictional

We’ve all been there. Being way to invested in lives that are fictional. Like Me Before You, I was invested in Louisa’s life from book to book. How she would handle each situation that was thrown her way. From taking care of Will, to life after Will, to life in New York.

Buying Books Even Though You Don’t Need Too

Too many books but not enough bookshelf. Or having too many unread books but keep buying books. It’s like every time the unread TBR gets down to a reasonable number, here are 5 more books.

Considering Naming Your Pet After A Fictional Character

We’ve all considered naming a pet after a fictional character. Like Hermionie, Peter, Newt, Teresa, etc. We all have our favorite characters so we might as well name some pets after our favorite characters.

People Thinking It’s the best time to strike up a conversation because your reading

I hate this. Think most readers do too. People see that your book is open and think that’s a perfect time to strike up a conversation. That’s when they get the death glare due to them wanting to talk when you’re trying to ignore the world around you.

The One More Chapter

We’ve all been there. The ’one more chapter until I try and sleep’ or the ’one more chapter before I shower’. Next thing you know it’s 3 am and we haven’t done anything that we said we were going to do.

When Everyone Hypes up a book and it turns out to be terrible

It’s like everyone hypes up a book I stay away from the book. But once the hype dies down I tend to read it. I’m planning on reading Scythe because 1) the series is fully out and 2) the hype has died down. But know for every book that gets like 50 raving reviews there are 5 bad reviews. So I try not to go into a book (or series) with the highest expectations. But it’s hard not to go into a book with high expectations when everyone and their animal is reading it.

When They Republish The Book With A Crappy Cover

I’m putting this here because the ACOTAR are getting reprinted and the covers are pretty crappy.

I honestly feel like the top (which are the original covers) tell you somewhat the story is about without telling you to much. The bottom (the crappy reprints) tell you like nothing about them.

I know not to judge a book by its cover but I rather read a book with a pretty cover than one with an ugly cover.

So there are my list over problems of a book lover. Do you have anything that you think is a problem of a book lover? Would love to know!

Recently Read #2

I’ve read 5 more books and one of my new year’s blog resolutions is to do these recently read every 5th book I’ve read. You’ve would have seen mostly all of these on my March Wrap Up that I did a few days ago. If I have a book review already published then I will link it.

Where The Forest Meets The Stars

Where The Forest Meets The Stars follows 3 main characters of a child, a student who is majoring in a science and a farmer. They all come together and they became a family. The child pretends to be an alien probably to help to deal with what she went threw.

Where The Forest Meets The Stars Book Review

Chloe Rose And The Enchanted Maze

This follows our main character Chloe as she enters a maze. Her goal is to say goodbye to a loved one who she didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to.

Chloe Rose And The Enchanted Maze EArc Review

Red Moon

This book follows multiple main characters. I really enjoyed this book and hope people check it out. But please check the trigger warnings (their in my review) before buying.

Red Moon Book Review

In A Dark Dark Wood

This follows a woman named Nora who gets invited to a hen party that goes wrong. When someone dies Nora must piece together what happened. Like her life depends on it. Because it does.

In A Dark Dark Wood Book Review

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite

This is a poetry book. I enjoyed this book and the different poems that it has.

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite EArc Review

There’s my latest 5 books that I’ve read. I’ll return with another Recently Read when I read another 5 books.

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite EArc Review

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 65

Style: Ebook

Trigger Warnings: none that I could find

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Book Summary:

This is a book of poetry. They are split up into 3 sections so each section get 16 or so poems.

They talk about seeking answers in other people, unhealthy relationships, in sex, in booze, in weed, in art, in nature. Perhaps most successfully, in nature. Along with how will you let it define you as a person.

Thoughts:

I didn’t enjoy the formatting of it. I did read it electronically so maybe that’s why. But I did enjoy how quick it was. Some are shorter than others. I enjoyed the writing style of it. Maybe if enjoy it better if it was in a physical format.

I do think other people will enjoy this. You don’t have to finish it in one day as I did.

Rating:

3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Links:

Note, I really don’t know how to review a poetry book. Especially as one as short as this. If you want to read it you’re more than welcome to. I don’t want to spoil anything in case you enjoy poetry or short books in general.

In A Dark Dark Wood Book Review

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 308

Style: Physical

Trigger Warnings: couldn’t find any

Book summary:

This follows our main character, Nora. She is an author who is 26 living in London. She gets invited to a bachelorette party to a friend who she hasn’t seen or talked to in 10 years.

Upon arrival, she meets the other people who will be staying there at the cottage in like the middle of nowhere. She starts noticing strange things like her phone missing but really does think much of it.

When the murder happens (it’s not a spoiler if I don’t tell you who), Nora has to put together what happened the night the murder happened. She even goes as far as to solve the murder due to the murderer wanting (and trying) to kill Nora.

Things start to go back to normal at the end for our 3 remaining guests who were at this bachelorette party.

Thoughts:

I thought that this book was okay. Like I loved the writing. But who was killed came completely out of left field.

I personally didn’t like Flo who was one of the characters in this book. It was like every time the attention wasn’t on Clare, Flo would go ”you’re a bad friend” or ”you’re a drama queen” or ”if you ruin this, I’ll kill you”. It’s like Clare was the queen bee and Flo was the little minion that did everything she said.

I found that the ONLY character I personally found relatable in the slightest wasn’t even the main character. I found her friend, Nina the most relatable one out of everyone.

This was my first Ruth Ware book and I’ll probably be trying the other book of hers that I got for my birthday a few years ago.

Rating:

3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Links:

WWW Wednesday 4.1.20

Happy April 1! Happy April Fools Day! While I start a new month in quartine not going to let it get me down. Now, I’m going to talk about the books I last read, I’m Currently Reading and what I’m planning on reading next.

What I Last Read

In A Dark, Dark Wood is a mystery of who pulled the gun at a bachelorette party. Who killed someone?

I thought that this book was okay. I go more in-depth in the review that will be up tomorrow.

What I’m Currently Reading

We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite. This is a poetry book. As of right now, I don’t know how to feel about it. I enjoyed the first part. I don’t want to go in-depth when I haven’t finished it yet.

What I’m Hoping To Read Next

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I’m ready for this reread. I loved the series and can’t wait to go back to this world.

There is this week’s WWW Wednesday! I know I didn’t go too in-depth to any of these books and I’m sorry but I feel like I’ve talked about these books a lot as of late. Hope y’all enjoyed!!

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