Kelsey @ The Lost Book Reports
ABOUT THE BLOGWhen did your blog come into existence?
I made my blog in July 2010. Mostly, because I just wanted a random outlet to share my thoughts on the books I was reading. The post were sporadic (31 In total) but it wasn’t until the January 2011 that I discovered that there was actually a blogging community! I started blogging a little more frequently, making a twitter account, interacting with other bloggers and March 2011 is when I decided I was actually going to join the book blogging community and become dedicated to reading and blogging about it.What makes your blog yours, meaning unique?
That is a tough answer. My blog is still evolving to be “me”. I would say though, that I don’t try to follow exactly what every other blogger is doing. I also like to try new styles and formats of blogging to see if I like it, sometimes I stick with the change, most of the times I don’t. Also, my reviews are always honest. I don’t say I like a book, just because I feel pressure to like it. However, I am not a mean reviewer (at least I don’t think I am) I try to point out positive points in the book, if I can. Also NO spoilers! This can sometimes make my reviews vague and short, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise! I guess, I can’t just pinpoint one thing that is just uniquely me about the blog, besides that it is my blog and that I try not to conform to whatever is the way other bloggers format their blog.
ABOUT THE BLOGGERHow did the blog-bug bite (why did you start blogging)?
I kind of answered this in question 1. At the time in 2010 I was in school and not working, so I had free time to start picking reading back up. I had another personal blog I was writing, but it was just for venting. So, I wanted to do the same with the books I was reading. I mean, My husband isn’t a reader, neither are my friends, so they weren’t really interested to hear about a book I was reading. So, I just made the blog to put my feelings out there. Not really caring if anyone but my Mom read them. Then, like I said I found the book blogging community and become enthralled, that there were people who cared and read blogs like mine, so I began doing it more often.Which book review of yours are you particularly proud of?
I would say my review of Skinnydipping by Bethenny Frankel.Because, I didn’t want to give it a “negative” review. She is someone I look up to and I really wanted to love her book. So, to actually say how I felt about this book was harder for me, then most books.
Is there a blog(s) that inspired you/still inspires you?
Off the top of my head. Jamie’s blog The Perpetual Page-Turner and The Makeshift Bookmark although, it is no longer a blog. However, there are so many blogs that inspire me daily.Five books everyone should read:
3 out 5 of these books will require tissues.
- The Book Thief By Marcus Zusak
- If I Stay By Gayle Forman
- Harry Potter & The Sorceror’s Stone By J.K. Rowling
- Paper Towns By John Green
- What Remains By Carole Radziwill
ABOUT THE GALWhat got you into reading?
My Grandma would make me read with her constantly and I would pick books up at the library from a young age, but of course for me it was the moment I picked up Harry Potter.What is your ideal reading spot?
Any place comfy and quietWhat are three things people may not know about you?
Which Hogwarts House would you be sorted into, and why?
- I am quite open about random facts, but you wouldn’t know I suffer from Mesophonia. In other words I cannot stand the sound of people chewing, mainly in quiet enclosed places. Seriously. If we are in a waiting room, and you are the only person ravages an apple. I swear I will cut you. At least with my glare.
- I am highly competitive.
- I am pretty darn good at most console games.. but I don’t know how to play. It drives my husband and other guys I play crazy.
According to Pottermore I am a Hufflepuff. I don’t really know why, but I do wish I was Gryffindor. As I am sure we all do… I am very loyal and red is my favorite color.Your fictional boyfriend is:
Adam Wilde. Always and forever. He is just so damn sexy and geeky and sensitive and badass all in one. I just can’t even take it.