Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Spotlight - And Anything Bookish

Welcome to another weekend of Spotlights! I hope you add these new bloggers and give them a comment or two. Stay tuned at the end for Kim's contest details!

Without further ado...

Name: Salena
Nickname and/or blog name: Kim [It's my middle name :)]
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
Well, I'm basically your average high school student who lives and breathes books. Unfortunately, besides being an accident-prone and an unlucky girl, there isn't much that's interesting about me. I can tell you one thing for sure though, I am a COMPLETE pessimist; I will look on the bad side of everything. I also like to think of myself as a hypocrite. During my free time, I enjoy picking on people who use double negatives in their sentences. My friends know me as a grammar freak, but my grammar isn't so good either--they just don't know that! =) If you spend enough time with me, you will find me as a VERY boring person...

When and why did you start your blog?
I just started my blog early July so I'm a total newbie to this. I am not sure why I started this blog, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I like sharing my thoughts with the world. Do you know the feeling you get when you finish the last page of a book? That whole rush? Well it sticks with me for a couple of days and I will keep thinking about it. So then, I have these thoughts of how I think the book will be better, how much I liked of it, etc. That happens with every book I read. Perhaps, that's why I started it; because I am already critiquing the novel inside my head--so why not share it with others who might be interested?

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is just like the name of it--anything bookish (YA, of course) So far, I only have reviews, though. I like making book trailers, so that's a thing that might show up every once in a while. In fact, there's a book trailer in the first post I did on the blog.

Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?
I do have a review system--a rough one. I give a book a rating depending on how I like it and how much I would recommend others to read it. it ranges from a 1 to a 5, with the 5 being the highest.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
I don't feel qualified to give others advice in book blogging because I have just started. But I do want to tell them to write lively reviews --unlike mine-- to keep the attention of other readers. Also, they should be very specific in what they like and what they don't like.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
Obviously, everything is in the YA age range. But for favorite genre, I'd have to say most of the books I read are a mix of everything with romance in them. Among my favorite books are Two Way Street, the Uglies Series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hunger Games, several books by Sarah Dessen, Airhead Series, Prada and Prejudice, Blue Bloods Series, Gallagher Girls Series, etc. The list can go on forever...

Contest Alert!
Kim is currently holding a contest for 4 books (The Hunger Games, Airhead, The Body Finder, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac) and a $15 ITunes gift card. Check it out here!

Thanks to Kim for volunteering to become one of my spotlighted bloggers! Check out her blog and leave her some love!

Are you a new blogger too? Or just getting back into the swing of blogging? Do you want to be featured on my blog? Shoot me an email at

The Neverending Shelf is doing a similar type of spiel over at her website. So check it out to find out about a different blogger!


  1. Cool spotlight! I'm a regular follower of her blog--it rocks!

  2. I love the blogger spotlight idea--it really brings up fresh faces for the world to see.

  3. Yay Kim! Great interview, to the both of you. It's interesting that you make book trailers too! I might have to go look at your first post... :P

    - Alex

  4. Another great Spotlight! I'll have to check out her site.

  5. Love how her blog is set up like a clipboard, very neat! I think its cool she makes book trailers too. I watched the trailer and it was really good. If fact, it made me want to read the book again.

  6. That's pretty creative, that she makes book trailers. I'm definately going to have to check out her blog.

    Like I always say, this segment is awesome!

  7. Nice interview I am now following her blog =)

  8. Wow it's so cool to hear about all these new blogs. I am so sad nobody did this when I was a newbie. It seems to really help and to let people know about new blogs.

  9. I like her! Fellow teenage girl who breathes books! SCORE.

  10. Her blog sounds interesting, gonna check it out!

  11. I forgot to mentio on my previous post how gorgeous is the banner. Simple but beautiful =)

  12. I am now a follower of her blog. Thanks for another great spotlight. =]


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