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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Spotlight - Between the Lines

It's Sunday, which means... Sunday Spotlight! Today we have someone who WILL make you crack a smile. Seriously, I was chuckling through the answers to my usual questions. Check it out:

Name: Prodhi
Nickname and/or blog name: WordVore Prod/Between the Lines
Blog URL: http://myriad-words.blogspot.com


Tell me a bit about yourself.
I'm a hopeless book and music addict who could leave psychologists around the world flabbergasted by the utter lack of stereotype or set pattern to my personality. No bragging, but that's also what people around me have to say about me. I kind of like being unique though--standing out is always fun. :D Since this is a really stupid autobiography of myself and I love getting to know new people, just contact me at the mail address on my blog and we'll talk. :) (And then I can freak you out. MUHAHAHA.) I love being the only book blogger from Bangladesh for one reason--it makes me feel like a representative. Otherwise it sucks to be a book blogger where you don't even get YA books easily.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog around the beginning of July. I have a tendency to yabble about my recent read or recent music find to anyone and everyone (yes, I have a reputation of freaking out newbies that way :P), so I decided, why not do it virtually too since I have an affinity with the Net, books and my opinions on them? That's how my blog came into being.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is all about Young Adult books. I review books, interview authors and fellow bloggers, put up covers of upcoming books and trailers, etc. The cool features about my blog I would say are (I'm coming off as a narcissist aren't I?):
  • The template.
  • My review system. It's ellllllaboraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttte. And it's got music recommendations with it. :D
  • My interviews. I'll bet my life my questions are ones never, ever asked before! (I try to mix in wackiness and fun:D)
  • I make up my own memes along the way.
  • I like the word myriad.

Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?
My review system is very elaborate--it's called WorDissection for a reason. I dissect each and every aspect of the book and rate them separately. The review part is usually my analysis and opinion of the book. I also try to provide as accurate a recommendation as possible based on target readers as well as names of few songs to go with the book. I'm still expanding the range of segments to my review, and any suggestion is welcome. Only thing that's bothering me now--classic blogger won't let me put the link for older Posts, so blog readers are made to think my first post is something that came a lot later than the actual first post. Ugh.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Well, seeing as how I'm an amateur, I may not be the best person for this but I'll give it a shot:
Have fun. Reviewing should not be an obligation to you--it should be just like another conversation about book with friends. Don't force your opinion down on others. If you really didn't like a book, simply state that you didn't, but don't say things like "OMG it's the worst book ever don't waste your money on it!" Book tastes are subjective--what you didn't like might be the absolute favourite of another. Pick a cool name for your blog like Kristen did, and make Kristen follow you, and follow Kristen back, and stalk her until she features you in her blogger spotlight.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I live and breathe YA. I also like reading thrillers and dystopian classics at times. Sappy, mushy romance is a big no-no whatever genre it might be. My favourite book at this time: Psych Major Synfrome by Alicia Thompson. It's YA, it's fun and it's realistic.

When asked about anything else, Prod answered:
You didn't ask me what my favourite flavour of ice-cream is, or why the sky is blue, or why Superman loves to show people he's wearing yesterday's underwear. I'm offended, Kristen. How could you?

That cracked me up. If you want someone fun to talk to and follow, here's your girl. Check out her blog, because it's pretty darn spiffy looking and she's hilarious.

Thanks Prodhi for graciously accepting my offer to spotlight you. As always, it's been a great time. ;)

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 bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com.

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!

16 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me!:D *Still giddy from the compliment...teehee*

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  2. Must go post about this on my blog right now.

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  3. This blog sounds really interesting.
    i'm gonna check it out!

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  4. What a fun interview! And having been interviewed by Prodhi, I can tell you: It's a lot of fun, too!

    I'll have to check out Psych Major Syndrome. My dad was a psych prof, so I have the feeling I'll totally relate to this book.

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  5. Oh, Blogger hates me. I double posted for some reason. Sorry!

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  6. Great post! I'll have to check out the blog, sounds interesting.

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  7. Like your blog and Love the template.

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  8. Sounds like a fun blog. I go check it out.

    Great Spotlight.

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  9. Wow this is definitely different than the ones before but very cool. I will have to check out her blog and I totally agree that Psych Major Syndrome is a great book. =]

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  10. Thanks again Kristen! Always discover great new bloggers =)

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  11. Yep, I like this blog, gonna follow it

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  12. Lovely! I think I'm already following Prodhi!

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  13. Omigoodness I like her already. Her humor ROCKS. *goes to follow*

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  14. I really like the blog, the text size is kind of killing my eyes though.
    But great content!

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  15. Also, I love that she is from Bangladesh. Bloggers around the world are so cool!

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