Welcome to the second day of my Blogoversary Festival! Today you get to meet the VIPs aka a bunch of my bloggy friends. Quite a luxurious festival tent they've got here, right? Let's ask them some questions!
Sophie: Ahhh! Such a tough question! *stares at bookshelf, running lists of characters through head* OK, I think I'd be Lena Duchannes from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I would love to be able to have her Caster Powers but also spend hours wondering around the Caster Library. Even so, who wouldn't want to be the love-interest of Ethan Wate? It's the Southern Accent!
Sophie: Physical books - I didn't have to think much about this one! My Kindle spends weeks without being charged up but, I can't spend any time away from my book shelf! The most would be a day! It's the way physical books feel and smell (this will sound strange to everyone but book lovers!) and how you can spend hours staring at the pretty spines and covers on your shelf. And am I the only one who loves the feeling of accomplishment when you can close the book and just sit there for a while thinking about what you have just read, and then go up and choose another one?
Eileen: I can't comprehend the absolute absurdity of this question because how can one expect me to pick?
Eileen: I'd definitely pick singing because, to be honest, I don't want to look at my super ugly face for the rest of my life. *shudders at the thought* I take a ton of selfies but then I probably end up deleting them all after looking at them because I'm just like, "Eww, no. Eww, you need to be burned. LOL this one looks okay...no." And I love singing more than anything and I have the comfort that I'm kind of good at it, so there's always that!
Eileen: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, because it did start off as a book and then become a Broadway production, and then that Broadway production was moved onto a movie adaptation. Les Misérables is a book that was produced onto Broadway. Les Misérables is a the Broadway show that was produced into a movie. So, if you deduce (or use the transitive property), Les Misérables is a book that was produced into a movie. BAM.
Rebekah: *scratches head* Well, it feels pretty bizarre to be honest. Being a blogger, being a writer and being erm, me feel like three separate identities for some reason. It's definitely scary to think that my book is out there for people to read and I'm so so so grateful for every single person that does because I know how little time we all have so for others to read my book is so humbling. It also feels kinda great because I wrote a BOOK and people can READ it! I guess you can tell that it hasn't really sunk in yet seeing as I published it about 9 months ago :O
Rebekah: I've only ever been to one signing (which was about two weeks ago) and I can tell that it will be one I'll remember forever. It was Neil Gaiman and he is so down to earth that I couldn't help but feel inspired. He read some of his book, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE and then stayed for another two hours to sign (I was at the back. Literally. Damn bladder!). It was an amazing experience and getting to talk to someone with as much talent as Neil Gaiman about how to push through the self-doubt was just....ugghhhhh. It blew my mind!
Rachel: Yes, yes they do. Don't believe me? Take that up with my unicorn, Rainbow McShimmers.
Rachel: *gasps* WHAT FRESH HELL IS THIS?! *starts crying uncontrollably* I seriously don't know how I can choose! I love them both so freakin' much! No, no, no, no, no. This is torture! Can I please say both?! PLEASEEE?! I love Harry Potter because, well, it's HARRY POTTER! And The Mortal Instruments has Jace and a seriously mindblowing world so... AHHHH, THEY'RE BOTH FLIPPING AMAZING! xD
Jack: Hmm, one? There are actually quite a few books I really dislike. Probably the worst book I've ever read in my life would be The Fall by Anthony McGowan. It's a dark novel, but not in a good way. It's depressing. I actually felt sick at some points, because of the cruelty in some scenes. And there was no climax or resolution. The author told us two bad things that happened and that was it. Don't even get me started on the horrid characters, and simplistically boring writing. Ugh. I would have thrown it at the wall, if it wasn't a library book! I urge you not to read it, ever. Unless you want your eyeballs to bleed. -_-
Jack: Well, I'd been a member of Goodreads for a few months, and I started writing short, one paragraph reviews. But as I became more of an experienced reader, I found myself having more of an opinion on the books I read. So my reviews started to grow into the beautiful broccolis they are today! But after a while, I wanted a place all for myself where I could post my reviews and opinions. And so my blog was born. Pretty boring, I'm sorry! ;)
Charli: Why would you do this to me Amber?? Ok, thinking. I have a lot of favourite books, but of all time? Almost definitely Divergent by Veronica Roth! Do I need a reason? It's absolutely phenomenal, I love the characters, plot, everything...
Charli: Well, I obviously do quite a lot. Homework and all that jazz. But love? I'm a Scout, so I have camps, meetings, badge work and stuff, and I also do a lot of photography. This term I'm doing a photography course, and hoping to get my Silver Arts Award, because I got my bronze during Year 7. I also write a little bit!
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know my friends a little bit. I certainly had fun! Tomorrow you can meet more of my friends, where they will be showing you their dream book characters and telling us all about their favourite festivals. See you then!