A day late and a dollar short? Or Megan just can’t read a calendar anymore. Either way, we have yet another incredible blogger to share with you today 🙂 Today’s guest interviewee is Hannah from A Cup of Wonderland. While most of our spotlights volunteered to be guinea pigs in our new feature, we sought Hannah out. Her blog is fresh and unique and we absolutely love it!
Hannah, thanks so much for joining us today 🙂 We are so excited to have you on the Ginger Mom blog!
Q1 – How long have you been blogging?
I uploaded my first post during June last year but didn’t start regularly blogging till the month after. Which means I’ve been blogging for around 9 months now! Wow I hadn’t actually realized that it had been that long but it makes me happy to see that I am still blogging after all this time.
To those of you out there who are more on the ball than Megan is, this interview was written in March so Hannah has actually been with the blogging community for 10 months now! Way to go, Hannah 🙂
Q2 – What is one piece of advice you would give to new bloggers, just getting their footing in the book blogging community?
Be passionate, and be sure of yourself and even though you probably want to follow the crowd and read and blog about things which really don’t interest you for the sake of that. Be yourself and really you can’t go wrong and just connect with those who have similar interests as you.
Q3 – Do you read multiple books at once or are you a one-at-a-time reader?
I am absolutely guilty of reading multiple books at once – though I kind of have to for my University degree. But even excluding uni books I will happily have 6 or 7 other books on the go at once.
Q4 – What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it?
I’m currently reading through the Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi which is a series I read many many years ago but I am rereading. It’s a great middle grade series following two brothers and their sister as they come to the realization that fairies do exist and their adventure into that realm.
Q5 – Do you review everything you read or only certain books?
I only review books which have a meaning for me and I feel like I need to put my thoughts out there. But I always mention every single book in my monthly wrap ups which are going to be changing soon to be a bit more inclusive with the rest of my blog and posts.
Q6 – Do you read / review only one genre on your blog or would you consider it more of a multigenre / eclectic blog? On the same note, do you read Indie books?
I read anything, the only genre I would be skeptical of is horror but honestly I read anything. If you go on my blog you will see it certainly is eclectic because I don’t only talk about books but include life posts and some of my own creative pieces.
Q7 – What would you say is your favorite part of book blogging? Least favorite?
My favourite would be the friends I’ve made who I value beyond belief. There is actually a group of us who meet up regularly to chat and talk about books and you can find us by searching #NorthernBookBloggers on Twitter. My least favourite is the negativity which sometimes occurs when people attempt to make reading into some type of competition, though this rarely happens.
Q8 – Can you show us a photo of your favorite bookshelf? Do you have a certain way you like to organize them?
Currently I am reorganizing my bookcases as I am undergoing a huge unhaul which is so far at 200 books I am getting rid of – actually let’s say rehoming because I just feel I either didn’t enjoy them enough to keep or I won’t get around to reading them. I, however, have my general fiction all together, a shelf for Manga and graphic novels, but also a bookcase dedicated to all my Star Wars and Harry books, novels, and merch.
Q9 – Are you an e-reader or physical book lover? Or perhaps a mix of the two?
Physical books all the way. I can never get into a book when reading on an e-reader and often is causes me to have a migraine so I am very content to stick to my hardbacks, paperbacks, and mass paperbacks.
Q10 – What was your favorite book from your childhood? How about a favorite that you read last year?
I actually just completed a post all about my favourite books from childhood which is called A History of Books and Me. And my favourite of last year would probably be Wonder by R.J. Palacio as the message it gives is extremely important.
And don’t forget to check out Hannah’s favorite post before you go! Once again, Hannah, thank you so much for joining us! We are sure 10 months is only the beginning of your journey 🙂