Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Spotlight - Mrs. Magoo Reads

Today we have a blogger who's a veteran at this, whose blog I love and does a ton of great stuff. So, if you haven't heard of her before, you must check her blog out!

Name: Sophie
Nickname and/or blog name: Mrs. Magoo at Mrs. Magoo Reads
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.

I'm a teenage girl who has been running a YA book blog for two years!

When and why did you start your blog?

Two years ago, I was hearing a lot of buzz about blogging in general, so I decided it would be cool to have a blog. After some deliberation, I finally decided on books as my topic-- little did I know that there was such a great YA book blogging community!!

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?

Mrs. Magoo Reads reviews mostly YA novels. I also have...

Saturday's Scribe: Weekly author interviews/guest blogs
Movie Monday: Every Monday, I create a review video of a novel along with a contest to win that book
Blogger Profiles (sometimes with contests)
Monthly Contests

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?

I'm not very picky about my genres. I prefer fiction over nonfiction and realistic fiction over fantasy/sci fi-- although I'm quite a fan of Scott Westerfeld! Recent reads that I loved include The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson and How to Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson.

How do you find out about the books you read?

1) It was sent to me by the author/publisher.
2) It received a positive review on many other blogs.
3) It was recommended by a friend.
4) I see it at the library, pick it up, read the back, and decide it looks interesting.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?

Keep yourself organized! I print out monthly calendars and fill in what posts I'll write when. Also keep a list of books you receive, when you receive them, when you need to review them, and who your contact for the book is. I wish I had started doing all of this earlier!!

Thank you so much for the interview, Kristen!

You will absolutely fall in love with this blog, if you just go and check it out. She's just plain awesome, no joke. :)

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. I love Sophie's blog! She's very prolific and thoughtful in her reviews.

  2. Thanks for the spotlight! I'm now a follower of Sophie's blog.

  3. Thanks for introducing me to this great new (to me) blogger!

  4. Awesome interview, off to check out her blog :)

  5. Thanks so much, Kirsten, for posting this interview!! And thanks for checking me out, everybody! :)


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