Hello all, I’m back today with another Meet the Blogger post. Today, we’re getting to know Emma @ Emma the Book Lover.
Emma actually got in contact with me, asking me if I’d like to do and interview on her blog and vice versa, which I thought was a lovely idea, so be sure to check out her post to get to know a little more about me!
Me & Emma read very different style books, but I still like to visit her blog & read her YA posts!
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Emma, and I am a 16 year old high school student from Canada! I’ve been an avid reader my whole life, but what really got me into books was Harry Potter, back in grade 3! Some of my favourite genres include historical fiction, fantasy and contemporary. My favourite authors are J.K. Rowling, Becky Albertalli and V.E. Schwab.
Along with my love of books, I also love writing, musicals and history. I am a competitive dancer as well and love dancing, and hanging out with my friends!
Don’t forget to follow Emma on all her social medias!
Questions & answers
When did you start your book blog, and what inspired you to make it?
I started my book blog in September 2015, so over a year an a half ago now! I wanted a platform to share my love of reading, but Instagram and YouTube weren’t for me, so I tried blogging, and fell in love!
What is your favourite book genre to read and why?
My favourite genre is historical fiction! Although I don’t read nearly enough of it, any books that take place in the past, or have a twist of history to them are my favourites!
If you could get everyone to read one book, what book would you choose?
I would choose The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It is just such a touching and heartbreaking story, that shows such a different and unique perspective on some events during WW2, I fell in love the instant I opened it up. I wish it was a book studied in school because I truly feel like everyone should read it.
Are there any really popular books you don’t like?
There are a few, but a big one for me is Divergent. I was super into the first book back in 6th grade, but honestly drifted more and more away from them as both the rest of the books and movies came out. I am also not really into dystopian anymore too.
What are some of your favourite book covers?
Some of the prettiest books on my shelves are, the anniversary edition of The Book Thief, Wintersong and Everything, Everything.
Do you have any bookish pet peeves?
I think there are a few bookish pet peeves we can all agree on, (like bad cover changes) but one that really gets me is when a book is really hyped up, on social media, by the publisher, etc., and the synopsis sounds SO GOOD, and super up my alley, so I pre-order it and wait for it to come, read it and then… I’m disappointed and don’t like it as much as I thought I would. It is a huge bummer and low key a pet peeve of mine.
Do you buy or read secondhand books?
I buy most of my books. I do look at second hand book stores, and go to library sales a couple times a year, but there aren’t that many near where I live. I also reread books A LOT and I collect them, so I buy probably 95% of them.
What was your last 5 star read? Why did you love it so much?
I actually had to go to goodreads to check this one, I couldn’t remember it has been a while! My last 5-star read was, The Hate U Give, which I read over a month ago now. It was so important but also well written and entertaining, THUG is definitely another book I would recommend to everyone!
Are there any books you’re sure you’ll never read?
I don’t think I will ever read any Colleen Hoover to be honest. A lot of people love her but with some of the stuff I’ve heard about November 9, I don’t think her books would be a good match for me.
If you could meet any author, dead or alive, who would you want to meet?
I would 100%, hands down, choose J.K. Rowling. She was such an influence in my childhood, by writing Harry Potter of course, that I would just love to have a conversation with her about writing, HP, Very Good Lives, Pottermore, Fantastic Beast and the film industry, and so much more!