Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Spotlight - Reversing the Monotony

Today I have an Australian teen blogger! She loves reading and wants to share what she's reading with you. Check her out below.

Name: Amy
Nickname and/or blog name: Aye.Me?
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m a sixteen year old Australian girl who lives in the country with her mum, dad and big brother who is severely autistic. Having a brother with a disability has made life very different for me compared to that of other people my age. I never had anyone to play with as a child so I turned to books. These days I love being outdoors and my sport of choice is golf. I still love reading and I think that a world without books wouldn’t be a world worth living in.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog at the end of November 2009. Before I buy a book, I always look online at other people’s opinions and reviews of it to make sure I won’t be wasting my time and money. I started my blog because I wanted to help get my opinion out there on books I loved and hated.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is pretty much all about young adults books and my opinions of them. As for cool features... none yet! So far I’m just trying to make sure I blog regularly and read as much as possible, I’ll worry about features when I’m a bit more experienced! I hope to host some author interviews and giveaways in the future.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
My favorite genre is definitely fantasy; it always has been and probably always will be. At the moment the books I read need to have a bit of romance mixed in with the plot to keep me interested (...maybe I’ve just gotten to that age? haha).

How do you find out about the books you read?
I find out about books I read through blogs! I see someone review a book and give it 5 out of 5 and I think Geez, that must be good. So I read their review, decide if it’s for me or not, and then go out and buy/ borrow/find/steal/grab/take the book by any means necessary (the first two options are the most likely!). I’m also a sucker for in-store advertisements!

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
As Nike says, JUST DO IT! The blogging community is wonderfully friendly and helpful – don’t be scared, very few of them bite! Also, if you worried about getting more followers, go around and follow other blogs, read what they have written and type meaningful comments to them. If you do that, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll be interested in seeing what you have to say on your own blog!

Thank you Amy for telling us all about you and your blog! Take a moment and check out her blog. You won't regret it!

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. Lovely getting to know you, Amy!

  2. Great interview - Amy has a lovely blog :o)

  3. Hi Amy, Congrats on your blog and I hope the followers will continue to grow. YA need YA to read books and give their opinion so you are doing a favor for your peers. Also to us oldsters..LOL. as I still like to read YA. Just hang in there and you will be a great blogger with a large following. Hey I am going to follow you.

  4. Thanks everyone!

    And thanks again Kristen for the great opportunity. :)


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