Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Spotlight - Harmony's Radiant Reads

Name: Harmony Beaufort
Nickname and/or blog name: Harmony's Radiant Reads
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.

I'm fourteen and 5ft 3in with another foot of attitude ;) Eh, just kidding...kind of! I learned how to read at an early age and read everything I could get my hands on (even if it included Barney's Playhouse Time). I read my first YA book at 11, which was The Uglies Saga by Scott Westerfeld. That book introduced me to the world of YA! Now I can't stop reading it. This fall, I'll be a freshmen (yeah, I'm a loser) in high school and I'm kinda dreading/excited about it. Besides reading, the other part of my life is that I'm a writer. I have a co-writer and we're currently editing our novel with a chain-saw! I'm pretty much described as quirky, funny, out-going, and loud (yeah, especially the loud part.)

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog April 14 (it was my 3 month blog-o-versary a few days ago!). The reason I did was because I love to read, love to recommend, and I especially love hearing people's thoughts about books I've read. I had wanted to make a blog for a while now, but never had the guts too. I mean, what if no one wanted to read it?! But my good friend Julie (who has a blog as well) convinced me to get off my butt and actually do it! And I did! I couldn't' be happier with it. :)

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
My blog is all about books! I don't have any features that I do weekly, because I'm lame and forget about them (or get lazy). I do do the memes, but I'm lazy on those sometimes too ;)

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
My favorite genres are all YA! Inside of YA though, I love paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy. MY top three. I'll read anything really, though I'm kinda iffy about reading something that has absolutely no romance in it.

My favorite book of all time is Graceling by Kristin Cashore and the others are: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, and Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead.

How do you find out about the books you read?
I mostly roam around B&N like a weirdo and read the backs of books, but I'll check out anything people recommend for me. If I don't like it, I don't pick it up. I do judge a book by it's cover sometimes,

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

I have three things to tell you:

1. Make sure you have time for this. Blogging takes up a lot of time in your life, so if you already got a bunch of stuff, think about making a blog before you do it! It takes time to plan interviews, write reviews and most importantly read a lot of books!

2. Make friends. Bloggers are SUCH nice people and in the beginning, I was nervous to talk to them! But then I got a twitter (which YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GET) and I met such nice bloggers because of it.

3. Relax. Don't worry if you don't have enough followers, or if another blog has more than you do! People will read your blog if they enjoy it and if they don't, sucks for them! You write this blog for yourself, people reading it are a WONDERFUL added bonus. :)

Thank you Harmony for stopping by! :-D

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  1. To Harmony...Not such a wierdo, I do the same thing. Congratulations on your 3 month anniversary. I am about to read The Hunger Games, so I'm glad you recommend it. Good luck. Happy blogging,

  2. Great advice! Nice interview.


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