My name’s Jordon, I call myself Miss J on my blog, Miss Book Reviews.
I’m 22 years old, I live in New Zealand and my main passion in life is acting. I love it; I love being up on stage, I love acting in front of the camera and I love getting to meet the new cool people that work in this industry whenever I do a project.
How long have you been blogging? What made you want to start a book blog?
I had always wanted to start a blog but I never had a topic to blog about, then I read The Hunger Games and loved it so much that I had to tell someone. I told my friends about it but they really didn’t seem very interested, then I came up with the idea that I could blog about it instead. From that I realized I could blog about other books as well.
Naively I didn’t think there would be so many book blogs on the internet… Seriously. I was dumbfounded when I realized just how big the book blogging community is.
What do you do when you’re not blogging or reading?
What is your favorite part about blogging? Least favorite?
My least favourite part is more to do with me and blogging rather than just blogging. I don’t like it when I get really busy and find I don’t have time to write posts or go and check out other blogs.
Where did you come up with the name for your blog?
I love that it connects to me.
What do you look for in a blog when following? What are your pet peeves?
My main pet peeve is the meme to book review ratio. I like and have fun reading a few memes, but it gets boring when it’s all meme, meme, meme and a book review every so often. It’s repetitive and dull.
So, I love it when there are other book related posts going on as well, like discussion posts, guest posts and things. And even non-related book posts every once in a while! It’s great to see a mix up and it keeps me interested!
What’s your favorite book(s)?
I have a lot of books that I’ve loved and there are a few books I used to re-read when I had no idea how to find out about new books, but now I can’t say there’s one favourite book that I have. Favourite authors and genres, maybe, but not a singular favourite book.
I said before I get bored easily, I think that applies here as well. I get bored when I know what’s going to happen at the end, when I know where it’s going to go, when I know the twist.
Am I weird? Or just am I just completely impatient? Or perhaps I have yet to discover my favourite book.
I think the more relevant question for me is:
What books/series did you love and would consider picking up again?
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
The Belgariad series by David Eddings
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
I loved all of these books!
(I go through ‘phases’ of what genres I’m obsessed with, at the moment it’s dystopian and post apocalyptic themes)
Usually in the YA category, although I will definitely try New Adult and Adult as well if I like the sound of the summary.
Juliet Marillier & Richelle Mead.
What is the biggest turn off for you when you’re reading a book?
Hands down. Insta-love really ruins books for me. I just can’t fathom how often insta-love occurs in books.
I love the romance to build up and develop before characters are declaring their love for each other. I hate it when the female falls all over herself over a guy she barely knows but thinks is incredibly attractive. When that happens and then is coupled by the fact that the guy treats her badly it generally lowers my rating for that book a lot. Or I put it down. Depending what else is going on in the story of course.
[Jessi] Same here! It drives me bat shit crazy!!
What first draws you to a book to make you want to read it?
The cover and/or title is what draws me to read the summary (although not always).
Book reviews and recommendations are what make me pick up a book if I had already written it off after seeing those two things first. Book reviews are sometimes the deal breaker.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Name a random fact about yourself.
Do you have a job? If so, what do you do?
My day job is a duty manager at a cinema. Fitting right? I get to see all the movies for cheap!
What did you want to be when you were little? Has that changed?
Yes, I realized early on that singing on stage scares the hell out of me. I have a lot of respect for people that can get up there and do that. I’ve only done it a few times when I’ve been acting on stage, it was fun but truthfully, I don’t have the confidence or passion to be a singer.
My passion is acting.
Cats! I love cats! My cat is a cute black fluff ball that I named Midnight. Not a very original name, but it suits him and I love him to bits.
Favorite TV show?
Although I do love Once Upon a Time, True Blood, The Walking Dead and I’ve started watching Revolution which seems to be pretty good so far.
Probably Stick It. I’ve seen it a million times!
What a lot of fun to answer all of these questions! I hope you all found what I had to say interesting :) Thanks for having me!
Thanks for being here! It was fantastic getting to know you!