Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Spotlight - Everything to Do With Books

I love learning about new bloggers - especially ones from other countries! Check out more about Rebecca below. :)

Name: Rebecca
Nickname and/or blog name: Everything to Do With Books
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I'm 19 almost 20 and a blogger from New Zealand. I am busy studying Statistics but I try to read in my spare time (and sometimes when I'm meant to be studying). I have a cat called Pan and I think that's about all I have to say about myself.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog in March of 2009 because I just thought it was a really fun idea and a good hobby to get into. I definitely think it has been good so far.

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
Mostly my blog consists of reviews I have held some contests and had a few other bookish features. I've even started having author interviews which is really exciting for me. Over the last few months my friend Scarlett has taken over Friday's on the blog so she does her own little bits and pieces related to books. One feature I do is Bookish Webs where I talk about book related websites. Another is Reading on Film which is just books that are made into movies and comparisons of the two.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I would have to say my two favourite genres of all time are fantasy and mystery. I really love Tamora Pierce's books because she is amazing. Lately my favourite book has been Graceling by Kristin Cashore, I'm just obsessed with it and have been ever since I read it. I like horror but I haven't really found any really scary YA titles yet.

How do you find out about the books you read?
These days mostly through other book blogs. Occasionally I'll just go to the library for a while and sit looking through books for interesting ones to read. I also get recommendations from friends a lot. I also like to look at books that people are reading in public and then I'll look up what they're about later on to see if I'd like them or not.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Just have fun. Don't try to compete with anyone else you see blogging. At the end of the day your blog is your own words and works, it's a little like a diary only everyone can see. It doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't have to be the best thing out there. Just make sure that you're having fun blogging.

Thank you Rebecca for stopping by and sharing more about your blog. Great advice. I definitely love blogging and love meeting new bloggers! :)

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  1. Yay. Thanks for spotlighting me Kristen!

  2. It is very nice to get to know another blogger from New Zealand :D

  3. Thanks for the spotlight. Love meeting new blogger and finding out what makes them tick.

  4. What a nice site. I'm following-- I've already discovered two new titles from your blog!

    My blog is new, and thanks for the reminder that it all really comes down to enjoying what you're doing.

  5. Thanks for the interview--I've been following this blog for some time. It's cool to learn more about the girl behind the curtain.

  6. Woa..Cool!I've been following Rebecca blog about couples of month.She's awesome ;p

  7. Thanks for the spotlight -- I'm visiting Rebecca's blog now. :)

  8. Great book picks. Tamora Pierce is one of my faves, as is Kristin Cashore.

  9. great spotlight. I would love to visit New Zealand

  10. Great spotlight. Thanks for sharing!!


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