Book Blogger Blind Date: An Interview with a Fellow Book Blogger

Here is another post from my Weebly blog that I am converting over here to WordPress. This post was from a few months ago, and is honestly such a cool thing that I hope I’ll be lucky enough to participate in again.

Hello everybody! I got an amazing chance to participate in this book blogger blind date thing that Jill from Rant and Rave About Books created. She paired two bloggers together to interview each other, and I got paired with Reno from Falling Letters. I had such a good time getting to know more about Reno and her blog is absolutely wonderful! You guys should definitely check it out. If you would like to check out the interview she did with me, click here.

Here’s a quick little introduction to Reno to get you started before the interview:

“Hello everyone! My name is Reno. I’m a 20-something Canadian currently working as a writing and ESL tutor. I studied children’s literature in university and would like to become a children’s librarian in the future. I have been blogging since 2006. I turned my focus to book blogging in April 2014. For me, reviews are the heart of blogging and that’s mostly what you’ll find here.”


If you were to write a book of any genre, what genre would it be?

I would love to write an epic fantasy a la Tolkien. Though I’ll be the first to admit that’s beyond my abilities! Realistically, some day I’d like to finish the tragic fairy tale I’ve been working at since high school.

How would you describe your reading habits?

‘Regularly irregular’ might be the most accurate description. Sometimes I don’t read for a few days, sometimes I read for a few hours a day. It seems to balance out as I’m still on track for my yearly reading goal.

On average, how many books do you often buy each time you go to the bookstore?

I think I have good restraint when it comes to book buying! I’m very picky. Plus, my sister works in a bookstore and gets a good discount, so she usually buys books for me 😛 On average, less than one.

What book introduced you to reading?

I’m lucky enough not to remember the first book that got me hooked, as my parents read to me and took me to the library as far back as I can remember. I remember always wanting to sign out Peter Rabbit from the library when I was very small. The earliest novels I can remember loving are The Baby-Sitter’s Club and The Unicorn Chronicles.

How long does it usually take for you to read a book?

It usually takes me 4 to 8 hours across 4 to 7 days. If I’m really into a book, it’ll only take one or two days. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books simultaneously, so I take a week or two to rotate between them and then finish them all at once.

Would You Rather:

I enjoyed getting to know Reno so much that I decided to do a ‘Would You Rather’ portion to the interview, just to get to know her better.

Get stuck in the Hunger Games with the characters from Harry Potter or Game of Thrones?

I’ll go with Harry Potter characters, hoping that they’re my friends and we’ll have each other’s backs most of the time…GoT characters might have the skills but I don’t think I could trust most of them!

Never be able to visit the bookstore again or never be able to visit the library again?

Bookstore. As much as I love to own copies of my favourite books, the library gives me an amazing opportunity to access a free and growing collection of books.

Re-read your least favorite book or never be able to read your favorite book again?

Re-read least favourite. It’ll be painful, but I’d rather take the hit once than lose a favourite forever. Even if I had to re-read my least favourite every time I re-read my favourite, I think it would be worth it.

Be friends with Dumbledore or Gandalf?

Ah, tricky…If I could have a friendship with Gandalf like Bilbo does, I would go with that. If I was living a more average life, I think Dumbledore could be more fun to be with friends with.

Live with Frodo Baggins or Harry Potter?

I’d rather live with Frodo (but pre-LotR – after would be too sad). I think we would get along quite well, with our similar interests.

This was so much fun, and I always love to learn more about people who immerse themselves in books and blogging, so this was a great experience for me. Plus, I made a new friend which is always a good thing.





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