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Hello Friday! Hello Follow Friday with book bloggers! Meet Kati a booktuber with a crave for a lemonade and YA reads.
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1. What are you reading right now? How do you like it?
I've nearly finished The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz . It's reminded me why I really enjoyed her Blue Blood Vampire series. The story is written with multiple view points so something is always happening. It's historical fiction with magic, she's blended the world's brilliantly.
2. When have you discovered you’re a book lover?
I loved reading as a kid but then kind of fell out of it. Harry Potter got me reading again, but it wasn't till my late teens I really discovered how much I love books. I stumbled across The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce and that was it, I think if I hadn't of found those I may not have kept reading.
3. You’re mainly a booktuber now although we can spot some reviews published on your blog some time ago. Why have you chosen to become a booktuber?
I'd done Booktube before but wasn't that consistent with it. I feel with Booktube I can be more expressive, passionate and silly, I find it hard to write my personality into a book review. Plus working full time I never really had the time to just sit and write a review, although filming and editing is just as hard but I find the time.
4. How different is talking about books from writing about books?
Like I said above it's all about my personality. You'll see me lose my train of thought, ramble on or get stupidly excited. Whereas with writing I feel like I need to sound more professional. On the flip side, because it takes me longer to write a review I would probably say more about the book.
5. Why reading is important to you?
Such a hard question!! I just love it. The same as watching an amazing film or TV series, I love being sucked into that world. Seeing how it all develops and expands. I can't imagine sitting on my lunch break or train to and from work without a book in my bag.
6. Which books are you most excited recommending to your followers?
Ones that get me passionate. Recently I've been raving about the Sin Eaters Daughter, that book had me gasping out loud and making some very embarrassing faces I'm sure on my train, but I was totally hooked. If a book has me reacting out loud that's a book I can't wait to recommend. Another books I'm nuts about is the Half Bad Trilogy. It was the first male lead book I'd read after HP, it was completely unexpected and amazing. I cried so much in the last few chapters of the final book. I'm really looking forward to reading her latest release The Smoke Thieves.
7. How do you find new books to read?
8. Your bookshelf reveals your passion for YA and fantasy reads? Do you switch between the genres or do you follow you favorite reading path?
At the start if the year I try and pick a real mix of books to keep my interest going. That way when it comes to each month I've got some variety to pick from. I try to reread at least one book/series from when I was younger, I like to revisit the books I loved or ones I might not have fully understood 10+ years ago.
9. What’s the most surprising book you’ve ever read?
10. Do you read one book or several at a time?
When I was younger I used to swap between three books every week. Somehow I kept the stories all straight and everything made sense. Prior to the job I'm at now I would have a book at work and one at home. Currently I'm just reading one at a time. But I find it easy to read multiple books.
11. A library or a bookstore?
Always a bookstore. My high school library was brilliant, but when I went to college it was all educational books and that really deflated me. I think I've only ever been to my local library once and that was for an essay at college.
12. What are your three favorite book covers?
Do you understand how hard of a question that is?!?! There are way too many to pick from, I won't lie I'm a cover addict. The three I've gone for are ones I'm currently in love with.
13. A paper book or an e-book?
14. Three titles for a holiday break?
Any of the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, they're so fast paced. Such a guilty pleasure read for me, I love history. Stardust by Neil Gaiman, it's far too short but it's so beautiful. Finally The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Oh my goodness this book!!
15. Favorite quote?
I actually don't think I really have one. I don't know how people have them. I wish I did though.
16. If you could pair a book with a drink, what would you prepare to sip while reading?
I'm so boring I drink a lot of water!! But the wear has been so sunny of late so let's say a cocktail!! Lately I'm a lover of raspberry gin and lemonade.
17. Shelfie time! Please share your home library photos :)
My bookshelves will never be complete. I'm always removing and reorganisating them. These are my favourite two bookcases.
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