Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Interview with book blogger Zoe!

Today I got the chance to interview an amazing book blogger Zoe Crook from the blog Bookhi. She's fairly new to the world of book blogging, but already she has a great reputation, and her blog is amazing. She posts reviews, interviews, polls, challenges....I'd stay reading her blog for hours if I could.  Zoe's also a really friendly person, as you will see...

Hey Zoe! So, how long have you been blogging?
I made The Blog Of Wonders in May 2010 but I then didn't go on it for ages, but then I picked it up again until November and that's when I got inspired to start Bookhi.

Why did you start?
I created my blog because I love writing and thought it would be fun to write about certain topics. I started my book blog because the ones I followed were really good (e.g: yours!) and it looked fun to run one. I started one to see what it was like and I enjoyed it so I just carried on with it!

What have you learnt from blogging?
Blogging has taught me lots of different things in lots of different ways. For a start it extended my hobby of writing, which helps me with my stories I write. It has also helped me with designing and presentation, as I created my blog. I made lots of blogging friends who also teach me certain things about writing, websites, managing and lots more.

I know it's a hard question but I have to ask...what is your favourite book(s)?
When I get asked this it is impossible to answer! I think nearly all book lovers have trouble answering this question.... I love all sorts of books. Chick lit, sad endings, mystery, romance etc etc. I love them all! I could probably tell you, but then I would change it in a second :)

What is your favourite blog?
Like the previous question, this one is impossible to decide! I have a folder in my Bookmarks just called BLOGS so I can look at them all . . . and there is a lot!

Can you tell us what your aim or what is coming soon for your blog?
More reviews. Hopefully more interviews too but not confirmed because I haven't had their permission yet! I started a poll at the side of the blog which will be a different question every month which hopefully I will keep up to date! There might be a monthly post 'Which Cover?' where you can debate which cover of a book you like best, but that isn't definite yet.

Sounds good! So how has blogging helped you?
By blogging, I have gained more confidence and determination towards writing. I write stories and I am in the middle of my own novel. I have started novels in the past and plotted out the story but then not finished it. I wanted to write so much as a future career but then certain things and people put me off (to be honest, I can't even remember what they were now!) but now I am inspired to do something to do with writing as my job.

What do you want to be when you are older?
See above .... a writer! I want to write novels whenever, whether it is in my spare time as well as another job or full time. You have no idea how many times I have changed my mind of what I want to be when I am older! I am thinking about: journalist, advertiser/marketeer, website designer, drama teacher, bookshop owner (ooh!), animal shelter or work with homeless people. Also, one of my friends said I should become a policewoman so I become PC Crook. Hehe.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
I am not really sure. If I could meet anyone dead I would love to meet Anne Frank or one of my ancestors. However alive... tricky! One of my favourite authors, or actor/actress. This is a hard question now that you think about it!

Crisps or chocolate?
Chocolate..only just.

Luisa Plaja or Cathy Cassidy?
 Evil question!! I choose both - Amazing writers and friendly people.

Music or TV?
I love both but if I had to choose, it would be music.

Reading or Writing?
 Reading! Love, love, LOVE it! But writing follows closely behind.

Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook; I go on it everyday! I do have Twitter but I prefer FB :)

Thanks Zoe!
Thank You Amber!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful interview, Zoe and Amber! I loved reading that. (And thank you!)
    Zoe, your blog is fantastic, and happy reading and writing!


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