Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Spotlight - Pirate Penguin's Reads

Hi guys! Welcome with me today a blogger who is super outstanding - she's only been blogging for about 6 or 7 months and she's got a freakin' fantastic blog!

Name: Sandy
Blog name: Pirate Penguin’s Reads
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself:

Despite my blog name, I’m not an aquatic bird OR a swashbuckling pirate… (although how cool would that be?) I’m really just a eighteen-year-old girl who’s obsessed with books! When I’m not feeding my addiction for books, I draw, play my violin, hang out with friends and go to college (I’m a freshman again! Arrrgh.)

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog March of this year… as to why I started? I just felt like it was something I should try. I’ve always entertained the idea of maintaining my own book blog but I’d just shrug it off in the end, thinking it’d never happen. (How wrong I turned out to be!)

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
I review primarily YA but occasionally a book that’s not of that genre will sneak its way into my blog; Example: a few weeks ago I reviewed a nonfiction memoir about bellydancing. (yes, you read right!) What can I say? I like variety! xD I also do fun memes like In My Mailbox, Teaser Tuesdays and Waiting on Wednesday. I’m also planning on doing interviews and contests in the future.

Do you have a review system? If you do, would you like to explain it for us?
My review system’s simple: I grade the books I read from 1 to 5 (1 being the worst to 5 being amazing). The rating I give to the books is overall; I don’t break the book down, grading the characters, cover, etc. It feels like I’m dissecting the book. :/

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

My favorite genre is basically YA, but lately I’ve been branching out into adult books (and occasionally middle-grade). I read anything, really, as long as it has some romance sprinkled in it (I confess to being a romance junkie….) I’ve been craving supernatural books for a few days though o.O

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

Just do it. If you’ve been mulling over it and hesitating because you don’t think anyone will read it, you’re wrong! I hesitated for months, thinking: No one would ever read my reviews. Who would care? But I’ve come to see how awesome the book blogging community can be (and that there’s a lot of fun and support in it). It’s really great. :D

Thank you Sandy for letting me interview you! If you guys don't know about her awesome blog, go check it out now!

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. Great interview! I'm going to check out the blog now. I want to read that review of the bellydancing book. :-)

  2. Great interview! :) Off to check out your blog! :)

  3. Awesome interview and off to check out the blog.

  4. Outstanding? A freakin' fantastic blog? Aww, Kristen! Thank you!!! *hugs* :D


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