Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Spotlight - Cover to Cover

Today we have a blogger who is an aspiring writer! I want to start writing again someday so I'm very much inspired by her blogging and writing at the same time.

Name: Jessica
Nickname and/or blog name: Cover to Cover: One Twenty-Something's Journey to Starting (And Finishing) A Novel
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Tell me a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Jessica and I'm a twenty one year old PR student in Philadelphia. I've loved to read and write for as long as I can remember. It's always been my goal in life to write and publish a novel. In my free time, I love to read, write, shop, hang out with friends, and indulge in wonderfully trashy television. I also love traveling and studied abroad in Rome this past summer!

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog in August 2009. I decided to start my blog because I was reading tons of books and wanted an outlet to tell all my friends about them. I also wanted to document my journey to writing a novel and connect with other awesome book bloggers and future novelists.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is half book reviews, book news and author interviews (hopefully soon) and half writing tips and stories from my personal novel writing journey. I also participate in a few fun, weekly memes including "It's Monday, What are you reading" and "Booking Through Thursday."

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
My two favorite genres are women's literature (chick lit!) and young adult fiction. My two favorite books of the moment are Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and Hollywood is Like High School with Money by Zoey Dean.

How do you find out about the books you read?
Honestly, it began with my love for browsing Barnes and Noble. I'm definitely a judge a book by its cover kind of girl and I would spend hours browsing the shelves at the bookstore and write down books that appealed to me. Now, I still do that, but I'm also getting a lot of recommendations from all of the book blogs I read!

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Just do it! It can be slow at first and it's hard to keep the book reviews coming at times, but it's so worth it. I'm loving getting so many new book recommendations and all the support I need to write my novel. Make sure once you start your blog to comment lots on other blogs to make it easier for people to find your blog!

Thank you Jessica for taking time to answer some questions for me! I hope you'll stop by and check out her blog, it's super cute and full of chick-lit and young adult reviews for those of you that love those genres!

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 dragonzgoil (at) gmail (dot) com.


  1. this is a pretty cool feature. she's right it can be slow to get a blog going but you just gotta do it if you want.

  2. Awesome interview - off to check out your blog! :) I am like you, I LOVE browsing the book store! :) And totally judge a book by it's cover, sadly in some instances, I cant get "past" the cover!


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