As part of my blog’s 12 days of Christmas, I will be doing random things everyday, including interviews, giveaways, and announcements or random posts.
To start out, I decided to turn the tables on book bloggers and interview them about their blogs and book related questions! My first victim is Gabby from ‘What’s Beyond Forks’ and ‘The Sisterhood of Traveling Vamps’!
Other interviews will be posted over the next few days.
Tell us about your blog and how you got started.
Gabby: I started writing book reviews for Examiner and thought a blog would be a fun thing to have to accompany my writing there. It created a monster though. I didn't know I'd like blogging so much. Now I'm super addicted to it. There needs to be a 12 step program or something.
Nah, you don't need a 12 step program. We are happy with your addiction! :)
What are some of your favorite things about running a book blog?
Gabby: The people. They are welcoming and friendly. The blogging community is just so much fun.
What is your favorite genre and why?
Gabby: Young Adult of all kinds. Because I refuse to grow up.
I will second that. No growing up for me either. *laughs*
What are you reading right now?
Gabby: I'm currently reading Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It's a Cinderella adaptation. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it has been pretty good so far. Very different, but good.
Sounds really good! *Adds to TBR list*
What are your top 3 favorite books? … and you are welcome… I thought it would be unfair to ask you to pick just one. *winks *
1. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
2. Sphere by Michael Crichton (The movie adaptation was horrible.)
3. The Hunger Games by suzanne Collins
If you could interview one author that you haven’t already, who would it be?
Gabby: If he were still alive, I'd love to interview Michael Crichton.
I could lend you one of the Academy of the Fallen ghosts to help make this happen. They could ask the questions for you. *winks*
Now, my favorite question: If you could go on a date with a book character, who would that character be and why? (Make sure to tell us what book the character belongs to.)
Gabby: hmmm... Probably Damon from the Vampire Diaries. I think this had been largely influenced by the TV show though. I love Damon's personality in the books, but I love it even more in the show.
What would be the perfect date with the character above?
Gabby: We'd go somewhere in Italy. Maybe the Roman Colosseum, but I'm not picky. ;o)
If you were a book character in a paranormal novel, what kind of supernatural would you be and what kind of power would you have?
Gabby: I don't know what you would call this kind of thing, but I would want to be able to change into an animal of some kind. In Harry Potter they call them Animagus. I don't want to be a witch like they are in the books. I just want that ability.
Fun! Sounds like a shape-shifter...
In your opinion what is the best movie adaptation of a book that you've read?
Gabby: Water for Elephants.... Hands down!
Is there a book you’d like to see as a movie and do you have a dream-cast for it?
Gabby: I'm on the fence about this, because the movie is never as good as how I picture it in my head. So, while I'd love to see movie versions of the Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray or The Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer, I won't be disappointed if it never happens either.
Paper or e-book?
Gabby: Either. I'm an equal opportunity reader. hehe!
Ha! Me too!
Standalone or Series?
Gabby: I usually prefer a series, but there are some awesome standalone books out there too. So, it depends on the individual book.
Cliffhangers: yes or no?
Gabby: Again, this depends on the book. Sometimes a book really grips me and I just can't get enough, then there is this cliffhanger ending that leaves me 8 different kinds of anxious for the next book.
Then there are those other books that I don't feel invested in for whatever reason, but I've put the time into reading them, so now I want to know how it ends only to have a cliffhanger as an attempt to taunt me into reading the next book, but I'm more annoyed than anything. Sometimes I'll read the next one, sometimes I won't.
Is there a book you wish you had written?
Gabby: I wish I would have written the Twilight Saga. Who knew? lol!
*laughs* I wonder what your version of Edward would be like... hmm...
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