Blogging and reading have changed my life in so many wonderful ways and has given me a wider outlook on life and friendships!
How long have you been blogging? What made you want to start a book blog?
What do you do when you’re not blogging or reading?
Picture of Jewelery I’ve Made
What is your favorite part about blogging? Least favorite?
The downside to blogging, is that sometimes all of the “drama” that goes on within the community of book bloggers (the recent cases of plagiarism, etc.) is definitely my least favorite thing. I just don’t understand the why’s or how’s someone could even think about (let alone actually going through with it) taking someone else’s hard work and putting their smarmy name all over it, as if they were one who put their time, effort, and talents into. Grr. I just…yeah, I really just hate that aspect of it.
Then there is the “blogger slump” where you just get a little bit lazy and complacent, and blogging in general starts to feel like a chore. You know, the time-management issue, the too many review books so reading feels like a chore and less like something fun you usually enjoy, and you just start to feel like you can’t really catch up no matter how hard you try to. Yeah, that’s a frustrating feeling too. :/
[Jessi] That last paragraph – totally get it! I have so many books I HAVE to read right now it feels more like a chore, so I know the feeling =/
How did you come up with the name for your blog?
A Soul Unsung…is really personal for me. When I chose to create my book blog, I wanted it to represent who I am, a piece of my soul where reading takes up residence. I read books like the air I breathe. Their words cleanse my soul, they shake my soul, the move my soul, they are an extension of my soul and everything that I’m feeling. When I’m connecting with a book, a character, a storyline, the emotion that sweeps over me is indescribable Sometimes we are unsung souls, trapped in surroundings that are beyond our control. This is true for so many of the characters that I’ve encountered in my reading, which is why I chose to call my blog, A Soul Unsung. There is true power in the written word.
Do you have any specific book bloggers that inspire you?
Molli @ Once Upon A Prologue is one of my very favorite blogs to follow. She’s not just a fellow blogger, but also one of my very best friends both online and off. She’s an awesome blogger and an amazing friend. Incredibly talented and uniquely original, she never ceases to amaze me with the fantastic content that she comes up with for her blog like Becoming A Better Blogger discussion posts or her beautiful book reviews. I only wish I were as talented or creative as she is.
Rachel @ Fiktshun is definitely one of the most amazing, originally creative, and fun blogs that I love to visit for sure. I am always inspired by whatever it is she is coming up with and I definitely look up to her amazing blogging skills as the veteran she is. She never fails to bring the awesome to whatever it is she is doing!
Rachel @ Parajunkee was definitely one of the very first book blogs that I followed and is definitely still one that I look up to quite a lot. I love her Book Blogging 101 and Feature & Follow Friday features, because they are so incredibly helpful, and also fun and entertaining.
Ashley @ Bookish Brunette is seriously fierce and freakin’ rocks my face off hardcore! Mad skills. Seriously. And hosts the Zombie Craze like nobody’s business. Plus, she’s as sweet as she can be and just a totally awesome chick to get to know.
Giselle @ Book Nerd is a spunky fabulous chick to get to know. She’s incredibly intelligent, super massively creative, and just freaking awesome! Her Newbies Guide To Book Blogging Tutorials are tremendously helpful and awesome.
I could go on and on, but it would be a love letter to just about every blogger out there, because I draw inspiration for all of them collectively and they are all amazing in their own ways.
What do you look for in a blog when following? What are your pet peeves?
What’s your favorite book(s)?
Right now, some of my favorite books would be Diety by Jennifer Armentrout, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare, The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong, The Program by Suzanne Young, The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchel, and so many more. There are just simply too many to name, but you can check out my Goodreads page if you like.
What is the biggest turn off for you when you’re reading a book?
ME TOO! That’s the quickest way for me to go from liking a book to hating it in 30 seconds flat.
What first draws you to a book to make you want to read it?
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Name a random fact about yourself.
Do you have a job? If so, what do you do?
What did you want to be when you were little? Has that changed?
Dogs. I have the most adorable little rescue Shorkie (Yorkie/Shi Tzu) mix. I absolutely love her to death, she’s my cute little cuddly buddy. I named her Spencer Prentiss, after my two favorite characters on Criminal Minds.
I love monkeys, pandas, and koala bears!
Coke or Pepsi?
Depends on my mood. If I’m at Sonic then it’s a Cherry Coke with real cherries and no cherry syrup. If I’m just generally craving a soda fix, then it’s definitely Pepsi all the way!
Favorite TV show?
My favorite tv shows are: Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and when it was in syndication Sex and the City, etc. I always wanted a romance like Big and Carrie’s. :)
My favorite movies are: Tombstone, Love Story, How To Be A Serial Killer, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, etc.
Purple. I absolutely love all shades of that color, pretty much. Oh, and silver and black. :)