Hello, hello my fine blogger friends! Today, we’re back with another of my Meet the Blogger posts, and today we’re getting to know Annie @ The Misstery!
Annie reads all of the same kinds of books as me, so it’s safe to say that we’ve become quick friends! If you’re into thriller, mystery and crime books reviews (why else would you be here), definitely go follow Annie’s blog. The Misstery blog already has a pretty big following, and is very well deserving of it, but if you’re one of the few who haven’t checked out this amazing blog, do so now!!
Tell us a little about yourself
I’m Annie, I live in Barcelona and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been a bookaholic ever since I was like 4 years old and my grandma taught me how to read. I prefer fiction to reality and that’s probably why I read so many books and watch so many films.
Lover of mysteries, psychological thrillers, historical fiction, contemporary novels and coming-of-age stories.
Don’t forget to follow Annie on all her social medias!
Questions & answers
When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
This month is my one year anniversary. I wanted to create my own project and book blogging felt like the best idea ever, as I’ve always adored reading.
What is your most recent 5 star read and why did you love it so much?
Is there any genre you’re sure you’d never be interested in reading? What is it & why?
I’m like you haha! I don’t like erotica at all, I find it so boring. It’s not like I’ve read many (the first 50 Shades…), but when I see a blurb that is something like: “Mary is a shy 20-year-old girl who meets bad boy, sexy Jay…” I know I won’t ever want to read it.
The same goes for the new adult genre. If I’m going to read something romantic, I’d rather read a historical fiction book or a chick-lit novel (although it’s been ages since I’ve read one of those).
Finally, this might cause controversy, but I don’t like reading stories about illnesses. So no, Fault In Our Stars or Me Before You will never be among my favorites and I won’t read anything similar in the future.
Are there any really popular books you don’t like?
Yes, of course. I didn’t like Outlander at all, I couldn’t even finish it. Looking for Alaska did nothing for me and didn’t really enjoy Mr Mercedes. Also, I read Delirium and Red Queen and found them super boring. Another one that everyone loves: The Bronze Horseman. Okay, that’s enough 😛
What’s your opinion on secondhand books?
I’ve bought a lot of them! If they’re in good condition, I love them.
What are some of your favourite book covers?
Let’s focus on recent ones come to my mind. The Kendra Donovan series has the most wonderful covers. Also, ‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride. And White Nights in Split Town City by Annie DeWitt.
Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
Shirtless guys wearing cowboy hats on the covers. Paper covers of hardback books. Tiny books that you can’t open properly without leaving a mark on the spine.
What book or series could you read over and over again without growing tired of it?
I read the Malory Tower and Naughty Girl series by Enid Blyton like a hundred times. I still remember most of the characters. Now I don’t re-read books, but after watching the tv show, Big Little Lies would be a firm candidate.
What’s the best piece of advice you would give to newbie bloggers?
Engage with other bloggers! Leave comments, discuss books together! I appreciate the shares, but what I like is talking about our Netgalley addiction and discussing our favorite books
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would you want to meet?
Chris Whitaker and Joseph Knox. I might have a crush… Joshilyn Jackson seems so fun on Facebook, I’d love to meet her. And Louise Beech! Camilla Lackberg because I’ve read all her books. Chris Lloyd because he lived in Catalonia and he’s super nice! Too many… I already met three that I love (Kate Morton, Dennis Lehane and Jo Nesbo).
So there we have it, that’s Annie! I hope you’ve all enjoyed getting to know one of my favourite bloggers!
Don’t forget to visit her blog and follow, along with her other social medias.
That’s all for now lovelies xo
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