I started this feature here at ASR in order to know your fellow bloggers a little better! If you are interested in being featured please fill out the form.
How long have you been blogging? What made you want to start a book blog?
I have been blogging for a year and two months now. I started blogging because I wanted to join in on the blogging community and also because my sister couldn’t take me going on & on about the books I had just read and loved :P
What do you do when you’re not blogging or reading?
Hmm, most of the time I’m reading BUT I love to listen to music and go shopping! I also like to paint and write. I’m always creating something. I’m also mostly at home taking care of my younger siblings.
What is your favorite part about blogging? Least favorite?
My favorite part about blogging is writing down all of MY opinions and then hearing that someone else had the same feelings about the book, that connection; that’s what I love.
My least favorite has to be the getting down and actually trying to get my thoughts about a book down onto a post. I am more a talkative person when I talk about books, so getting it down on cyber-paper was tough for me.
Where did you come up with the name for your blog?
Ah, that’s pretty easy. I went through this HUGE book reading binge in the summer before I started my senior year of high school. I knew I wouldn’t have time during school. So I literally inhaled books. I read between 5-7 books a week and made a trip to the library every weekend. I had books on hold and they always had them right at the front for me to just pick up. So I read 200 books that summer. My sister said I was addicted to books and when I was coming up with a name she suggested READ-A-HOLICZ. Since I’m an addicted reader :)
[Jessi] 5-7 a week, holy crap! That’s impressive O_O
Do you have any specific book bloggers that inspire you?
Yes I do! Kathy from I am a Reader, Not a Writer is a HUGE inspiration to me. She was one of my first followers and her support by just doing that was awesome.
What do you look for in a blog when following? What are your pet peeves?
When I follow, I look at their content. I really don’t care about the way it looks, as long as it has great/funny/interesting reviews/posts then I’ll follow them.
My pet peeves, if were talking about blogs, I would have to say if there reviews are one paragraph short and only restate the book summary, then they give it a 5 star but don’t really explain why, that makes me not follow them.
[Jessi] That’s a peeve of mine, too! If I wanted to know what the book was about, I’d read the synopsis on Goodreads…
What’s your favorite book(s)?
My favorite books….I have TOO MANY! But I can list a few top series I <3 : Uglies, Dark-Hunter, The Mortal instruments, Blue Bloods, Strange Angels, Chronicles of Nick, The Hunger Games, Vampire Academy, The Virals Series, and I could really go on and on but those are on my top favorites list.
[Jessi] YOU KNOW VIRALS?! Dude. Nobody ever knows what I’m talking about when I mention them! Seizure was ahhmaziiiiing :)
Oh, that’s a hard one. But I think I’ll go with the ones that introduced me to YA and Adult books. So the awesome Scott Westerfeld for making me love reading in general and young adult books. Then I have the fabulous Sherrilyn Kenyon, who introduced me to adult books.
What is the biggest turn off for you when you’re reading a book?
What first draws you to a book to make you want to read it?
I am a summary girl. I don’t really look at the cover. I usually look at the story. If it has action, romance, emotion then I’ll pick it up and read a few pages.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Friendly, opinionated, creative.
Name a random fact about yourself.
One random fact is that I was born with a bone in my neck that literally grew and created a hole in my throat. I had to be operated so now I have a piece of metal in its place.
Do you have a job? If so, what do you do?
None that are permanent. I am opening up an online bookstore soon, so maybe a bookseller.
What did you want to be when you were little? Has that changed?
I wanted to be an astronaut, nah JK. I was always drawing and writing stories. So I wanted to be a writer but my parents didn’t like that. Then throughout the years I changed that to a lawyer, doctor, and finally I decided business. I’m actually a really good at it too, which surprised not just me but everyone I knew since I used to be really shy.
Cats or dogs?
CATS!! I had two when I lived in Guatemala. Dogs just naturally don’t like me.
Favorite…I would have to say the quetzal. It’s exotic, free, and colorful. Plus it’s my birth country’s national bird.
White, dark, or milk chocolate?
DARK chocolate all the way!
Coke or Pepsi?
I am COKE. People say there’s no difference but I’m weird so, I DO taste the difference. O_O
Favorite TV show?
I am a crime/investigator/mystery girl (which is weird because I don’t like those genres when I’m reading) So I love shows like CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, Nine Lives of Chloe King, and Law & Order.
Eek! I have ton’s but my favorite OF ALL TIME is NACHO LIBRE!! Me and my sister quote from it all the time. Then comes Pitch Perfect, Shrek, the Ice Age movies, Twilight, The Avengers, Iron Man, Despicable Me, The Hunger Games, and a few more.
PURPLE!!! I didn’t even know i liked it until I started blogging. My blog has always had purple in its design; and most of the blogs I have design also have purple in them.
Thanks for being here today, Lisseth! It was great getting to know you! :)
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LISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEETH! Dude, girly you’re so epic. Course I already knew that. :D But seriously!!!! <3333 Dude like the only thing I know about from Nacho Libre is this line that my friend does the best impression of. "Nachooooooooooooooooooooo" Or something like that. I need to watch it. Have you seen Napolean Dynamite? Haha. My blog never had purple. o.o
Aaa rock on girl! Miss our chats!
Awesome interview Jessigirl!
LOL, Nacho tis a comic classic! U really should watch it! And sadly I never finished watching Napoleon Dynamite on TV. The electricity went out that EXACT day and when it came back, the movie was over :( And the ORIGINAL blog design for your blog, in my head was a dark purple :} Thank Goodness I went with blue tis AWESOME! Miss the chats too <3333!!
That’s true. And that stinks! And that and that and that. it all proves you’re awesome! :DDD
*pokes head in* Napoleon Dynamite was extremely stupid anyway. *fades into the shadows*
OMG I love Lisseth! DUDE I had no idea about the bone but I’m glad you’re okay now!! :) I cannot believe you read that many books in a summer it’s official. Your blog name is perfect and if someone else had it instead of you I would run to their house and make them give their title to you because it would fit you better. OBVIOUSLY. I agree about the review thing, too. I love getting to get feedback on books I loved and seeing what other people thought of them.
Fantastic interview guys!!
AHAHAHA! Eileen you make me smile so much, I’m glad ur willing to challenge *cough, threaten, cough* someone who copies my blog name, tis means a lot <333 And feedback from fellow book lovers always makes my day ^_^
I hate when books start off slow too. And I’m still reading TMI series, but loving it so far. Is Uglies going to be a movie still? I feel like they’ve been working on making it a movie for like 10 years now lol. Fun interview!
Glad you’re loving TMI so far :D And i don’t think Uglies will be a movie anymore, which i kinda like because to make that world would be CRAZY! Thanks for Stopping by here :D
:D Thanks for having me on here Jessi!! And reading 5-7 books was insane and AWESOME, i read so many i still haven’t reviewed half of them on the blog O_O SOOOO many more to go *sigh* someday I’ll have them reviewed.
and OMGGGGGG U KNOW VIRALS TOOOOOOO!!!! AH! People really should read that series, I thought I wasn’t going to like it but by the end of book 1 I was in love :D And every time I mention it, nobody knows what i’m talking about either!!! CODE is on my “To read sooner than June pile”…I have too many books to read :P
But great being here Jessi and much <333 to you and everyone who commented! :D
My goodness, if I got that far behind on reviewing, I’d forget everything! If I don’t review the book within a week I can’t because I pretty much forget what happened in the story….
RIGHT?! Same here! I have Code from the library right now, and it’s been sitting on my read ASAP shelf for a month and I haven’t had the chance to get to it :( Hopefully I can in early May!
Thanks for participating <3