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Today, I'm featuring the super sweet, myth-lovin', Percy Jackson-fangirlin', lion-tamin', MEGAN from THE BOOK BABE'S READS!
Thanks for coming by! Let the Banter begin!
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January 26, 2012
US of A!
Solo (blogger), duo, trio...?
Print or eBooks?
Average number of books read a month?
Hmm. 15 - 40 (it varies a lot.)
Mythology + Contemporary
Percy Jackson, Percy Jackson & The Olympians
Hmm. The first post I ever made was actually a review (a super embarrassing one, because I was terrible. It's a glorified synopsis!) and it was of Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Which is totally appropriate, because I'm reading Cress right now - and The Lunar Chronicles is actually one of my favorite series. I can't get enough of fairytale retellings!
I really need to finish Cinder. I stopped halfway through and didn't pick the book back up :(
I'm honestly not a huge eater when I read - I don't like the idea of getting greasy prints or crumbs in the pages. But if I do eat, there's no particular thing.
Well, Tangled in Pages is awesome little blog run by Paulina and Rashika - who are both seriously wonderful and fun people. I love them to death! And thank you about the header! :) I made it - which is how we all originally met. About six months later, I became their co-blogger when I noticed the form on their site. I'm not always the best blogger to work with (I have serious time-management failage) but they're always quick to forgive me about that.
Well, the reason is that I was never very happy with what I created for very long - it's not really that I'm a perfectionist (I kind of am) but it's the fact that nothing ever seemed "me" enough. There were so many ideas that I had that just burned up quick, or that I simply didn't have the skills to make. So I commissioned a design from [KD Designs] and she made everything that I had hoped for. I'd been thinking on the idea for a while, but I obviously didn't have the skills for such a beauty. Hopefully this one will stay for a long, long time!
Totally agree! I have to have a little romance in my YA books or I'm pretty sure I'll hate it. Developed characters, a strong plot...YES, YES, YES! Must haves :)
I really have to respond to the comments still - but my overall take, factoring it all in is that most bloggers do read reviews, but lots of them skip or "skim" reviews of books that they plan on reading soon, or just haven't read yet, which is understandable. I will skip reviews of books I plan on reading soon. But I like reviews, it's just fun to see what people thought!
One person said that she thinks that reviews are "boring", or her "least favorite posts to read". She listed a few reasons, but the prime thing was that it was like a one sided conversation, where you don't get to say anything 'til the end. Another person said that she preferred posts that "raised questions" to reviews.
There were a lot of different responses, but the overall consensus was that we like to discuss books, and if we don't have something to say... we leave it alone. Which I completely and totally understand - if you haven't read the book, it's sometimes very hard to find something to say. We're quite the talkative group, after all!
I'm divided. I like to read reviews, but I'm also skeptical about reading reviews before I read the book. I think the synopsis should sell it, but then again what are reviews for if not to "sell" the book? But I can understand posing questions after reviews. It's actually a very good idea. I might try that :)
But the thing I don't like about the community is the constant DRAMA LLAMA. I feel like so many people are constantly chasing the next big drama thing - and it just chaps me. BUT 98% of bloggers are the most pleasant people ever! This is just my opinion on the "best" AND "worst" things in the blogosphere. (AAHHH I feel like a terrible person.)
The DRAMA is neverending, isn't it?
So you run away from home to join the circus. What’s your act (and your gimmick)? Describe your costume/get-up.
I'd like to say that I'd be an acrobat, but the truth is that I'm not very flexible, and I'm afraid of heights. I always did like animals, so I think I'd like to be a "lion tamer" or whatever they call the animal master now. I'm not sure exactly. But how cool would it be to train all of those magnificent big cats? As for the costume - I'm not really into flashy things, more like trippy. So I'd probably try to do full length black pants, with super tall boots - Demonias, which are a PAIN to lace up, but they look amazing! For a shirt I'd probably want a tank-top/halter top, keeping with the formal theme. Maybe made to look like a tux? Or maybe a form-fitting jacket. Red. Red sounds good.
So you're crazy like me! I'd SO be the lion tamer and do ridiculously stupid stuff to wow the crowd. Great answer!
Thanks so much, Megan!