Monday, April 8, 2013

Get to know a blogger {4} Sam from Realm of Fiction.

{Get to know a blogger is a new feature I'm hosting on my blog during 2013- every fortnight, if I can, I will be posting a Q&A with a blogger, and together we can get to know just a little of the awesomeness that surrounds those in the blogging community. I think it's going to be fun.}

Today I will be featuring Sam from Realm of Fiction.

*Describe yourself in 10 words or less.
Reader, blogger, Londonder, and supporter of all things Young Adult.

*Has blogging changed anything about you?
Plenty! I’m a lot more organised now than I was before. Blogging, for me, requires a lot of carefully-planned juggling and time management, and so these aspects have slowly seeped into my every-day habits. My confidence has improved, as has my writing. But the obvious difference is in my reading habits. Before blogging, I restricted myself to only a few select genres (convinced that I would never, ever like anything else), but now I enjoy a whole range of things. If it wasn’t for the blogging community, I’d still probably be reading paranormal romance after paranormal romance.

*Please describe the awesomeness of blogging in three words. (Hyphen’s may be used to cheat.)
Will-give-you-smile-lines (in a good way!)

*What author/book/both have you found since you started to blog, that you can’t get enough of?
There are probably several, but the first that jumps to mind is Lucy Christopher’s Stolen. I hadn’t even known of this book’s existence before blogging, but, thanks to a few persistent and persuasive friends, it made its way onto my radar fairly quickly. I was lucky enough to win a copy soon after (from another blogger, no less!) and read it and fell in love with it immediately. It still haunts my thoughts. On a side note, I’m really looking forward to Christopher’s latest book, The Killing Woods, which is releasing this September!

*What is one thing that people might not know about you?
I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. Though I think some people may know this already! If I had to rank my Favourite Things in order (after family and all that boring stuff), Doctor Who would come in second place, right after Harry Potter. I probably shouldn’t admit this in public, but I even have a Tardis wardrobe…

*What is the first book you truly loved. Like Darcy and Lizzie LOVE.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It’s the first book that I remember reading all the way through (by myself!) and loving. I’m sure there were more before that, but this is the first book to truly leave an impression on me. I haven’t read it in years, admittedly, and may even react differently to it now, but I loved it at the time. It was my introduction to fantasy and when I first realised I could lose myself in a fictional world.

*What fictional character do you think most resembles you?
There isn’t any one character that resembles me completely, but I have come across several that have aspects of me in them. The most recent of these is Addie Coleman from Kasie West’s Pivot Point. She’s a lot cooler than I am, but I share her sense of humour and love for books and order. Ten years younger, and I’d say Anne from Anne of Green Gables.Although I am nothing like her at the moment, we once shared the same inquisitive mind. 

Thank you so much for your awesome answers, Sam! I loved having you take part.

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  1. Thanks for the interview, Romi! I had fun answering your questions. :)

    1. And thank you, Sam- I had such fun asking the questions and reading your responses!

  2. I really like Sam and her blog, so it was great to get to know her even better. I recognize the change in my reading habit. I sometimes pick up books I wouldn't read without the blogging community.

    Thanks for the fun interview girls :D!


    1. Sam is totally awesome and so friendly- I agree that it was excellent getting to know her better. I think this means that the feature is going alright! (:

  3. Awesome answers Sam! She sounds like such a sweet person. Blogging is definitely making me more organized than usual! XD If only I could stay organized....And what's blogging friends without persisting you neverendingly about a book so you could finally read it. (I have yet to read Saving June and Cinder! XD)

    You got the best memes (if i haven't told you already)!

    1. I agree- sometimes I still get behind but I definitely think I'm getting a lot more organised, both mentally and with the space I work in and life in general. Which is awesome!

      Oh, that's absolutely lovely of you, Delaney! Thank you.x


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