Look, I'm starting another blog post talking about BEA! But seriously, it was a goldmine, for about hearing about awesome books, getting awesome books, and meeting awesome people. When I got back I had a stack of blogger business cards almost as tall as my stack of books!
One blogger was kind enough to email me the other day: Mollie from Mollie's Radical Reading Reviews. Mollie is a 13 year old blogger, which is pretty unique and I think pretty awesome. For most YA book bloggers, we love YA and read it all the time, but we don't get a chance to hear from ACTUAL teens that often. So when we started emailing back and forth, I knew I had to jump on this chance to interview her! Below, Mollie talks about her experience of being a young blogger, what got her started, and some of her favorite YA books!
1) What made you decide to start a blog?
I started blogging about 2 years ago when I first went to BEA. Because I told all of the authors and publishers I loved to read, they asked if I would review books for them. Of course I said yes. Why not, I love to read and write and I would be able to read books in advance, and get new books before all of my friends.
2) What has been your experience being a 13 year old blogger, when most book bloggers are older teens/adults?
As a 13 year old blogger I have had a great experience. Everyone treats me in a serious way- they are very interested and happy that a young child (adult) is serious about reading and reviewing. I have also gotten great advice and ideas from more experienced bloggers such that I can get ideas how to make my blog better. I have had an amazing experience so far.
3) What are you some of your current favorite books?
Right now I enjoy reading fantasy and YA books. I also like Greek mythology and magic, but I will read just about anything. Some of my favorite series are Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. If you give me a book and ask me to read it (pretty much any kind except non-fiction, I don’t enjoy it so much) I would read it.
4) What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love blogging because I can express what I think about a book as my own opinion, I don’t have to say I like it or I don’t just because someone else says it. Blogging gives me my own voice. I also like the fact that it gives me the chance to read more and improve my writing skills.
Thanks Mollie, for stopping by! And everyone should go check out Mollie's blog--Mollie's Radical Reading Reviews!
(Sidnote: If this looks totally wonky or the links don't work, I'm posting for the very first time from my iPad app so really, anything could happen!)