Welcome everybody!! So glad you stopped by to check out my blog as part of the Getting to Know You Blog Hop hosted by the ladies over at Cuddlebuggery! I’m so excited to take part in this hop because I love meeting new readers and bloggers, and am hoping to make a bunch of new friends. Be sure to head over to the original blog hop post to discover some amazing bloggers and their amazing giveaways!
The purpose of this blog hop is to help readers connect with other readers and bloggers they may not have heard of as a way to help build stronger and better connections to the community. I loved this idea from the moment I heard about it (Thanks for the heads up Andi!) and I’m psyched to tell you all a little bit about me and my blog, What Sarah Read!
Before I begin, I want to make a confession and let you all know that I’m KIINNNND of cheating here! You see, wayyyy back in May when I started this blog there was this little known event going on down in NYC, maybe you’ve heard of it? BEA ring any bells? Well, in any case, I didn’t attend but I did take part in a fun online event called Armchair BEA! It was a blast to take part in and it helped me come up with content for my first few posts here on What Sarah Read. One of my posts for this event was a fun Q&A as way to introduce myself. I had such a blast responding the questions, that I decided to re-visit the post, six months later, and update my responses, as well as add a few more that I didn’t cover the first time around. So, here goes…
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
My name is Sarah and I’m a 30-something living in the mountains of Northern New England…where the winters are long and the summers are entirely too short. Here’s a quick rundown of what makes me…ME!
ya book blogger • cat lover • diet coke addict • cheeseburger aficionado • city mouse • daydreamer • fangirl • disney obsessed • shower singer • lover of life
I’ve been blogging since May and have loved every second of it. As a matter of fact, TODAY is my six month blogiversary! I was so inspired by some book bloggers I befriended on Twitter and they were super encouraging of my desire to start a blog. I was totally nervous and intimidated at first but they showed me a LOT of love and I finally felt confident to strike out on my own.
Describe your blog in just one sentence. Then, list your social details — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. — so we can connect more online.
It’s more than one sentence but I feel like this paragraph from the “About” section of my blog does a great job of summing it all up: Readers can expect this blog to be filled lots of random thoughts, ideas and musings generally related to books and reading but may also include random sprinklings of my personal life and current obsessions. Most importantly this blog will be a work in progress so bear with me through my growing pains. I’ve carved out my own little corner of the internet as a way to document my life, my loves and my desires with the hopes that I can get a little inspiration, feedback and encouragement from anyone who may be interested in following along.
What genre do you read the most?
I’m a total Young Adult (YA) junkie…I’ll read it all! Romance, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Dystopian, etc. Some of my favorite authors include: Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Sarah J. Maas, Heather Demetrios, Huntley Fitzpatrick, A.C. Gaughen, Leigh Bardugo, Rae Carson, Emery Lord, Laini Taylor and there are sure to be many more. Since I am still fairly new to the YA genre there are still SO many more authors that I want to read so I just know this list will grow and grow! I may have a slight problem!
What was your favorite book read last year? What’s your favorite book so far this year?
I didn’t read very much at all last year, but my favorite book was 11/22/63 by Stephen King. What’s interesting is that I only read THREE books in 2013. My New Year’s resolution this year was to read more (I used to read a TON and just stopped somewhere along the way) and set a goal of 100 books for 2014. I’m currently reading book #90! SOOOO close I can taste it!!
I’ve read a bunch of amazing books this year but I would have to put the Throne of Glass series, The Grisha Trilogy, the Scarlet Series, Exquisite Captive, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, the Fire and Thorns series, Open Road Summer, My Life Next Door, What I Thought Was True, Something Real, the Just One Day series and Fangirl at the very top of my list! Pssst…you can win your choice of one of the books mentioned here…just click on the link at the end of this post!
Spread the love by naming your favorite blogs/bloggers.
Oh wow…where do I begin?! I’ve met so many amazing people in the book blogging world this year and they’ve all been SO amazing to me, but I want to give a special shout out to five ladies in particular who have been so encouraging and supportive!
Share your favorite book or reading related quote.
I couldn’t choose one, so here are two of my favorite quotes about reading. They perfectly sum up my feelings!
What does your ideal reading space look like?
I mean…really?! How amazing do these little reading nooks look? Can you blame me for daydreaming about being in one of those spots right this very moment?
I hope you enjoyed my little getting to know post. If you’re new to my blog, I hope I get to see you around more often, and if you’re a regular visitor, hopefully you learned a little more about me. Thanks so much for stopping by!
But don’t leave until you CLICK HERE to enter for your chance to win one of the books mentioned in my favorite books of 2014 list above!
Giveaway ends Sunday, November 30th at 11:59pm and is open internationally!*
YAY! My FIRST international giveaway! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself!
* only countries that Book Depository can ship to are eligible!