Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's My One Year Blogoversary!

Guess what!
It's my ONE YEAR blogoversary!!!!

Ok. It was technically yesterday on the 27th but I am a procrastinator and it's hard to find time to be on the computer and read and whatnot while I'm living on an island for the summer :( I basically spend every night hanging out with my friends in the rec room playing pool or ping pong and socializing until 3am! I also started learning how to shoot a bow and arrow! I feel like Katniss and I love it! 

So anyways, it's so crazy to think that I've actually kept up with a blog for this long! I started Unraveling Books because my sister was always listening to me talk about books and movies and she kept saying "You need to have a review blog!" and I chose books. I started looking for book blogs and found Anna Reads! Anna is the reason I started blogging and I like that she doesn't have in-depth reviews either because then it doesn't make me feel so bad when I can't express my thoughts. I think my reviews have gotten a little bit better and I'm glad that I have the followers that I have :) I hope to keep up with this blog for another year and experience more book events!

Speaking of book events...when I went to Wordstock last year (check out my super long post about it HERE), I met Jessica Brody in person (FINALLY) and she let me email her some questions to answer which I have decided to share as part of this celebration! Then there will be my very first GIVEAWAY!!

If you were a city, which city would you be?
Well, Paris is my favorite city but I definitely don’t think I’m cool enough to actually BE Paris. I’d probably just be a small town in the South somewhere. You know the kind that has one big annual festival and then pretty much keeps to itself the rest of the year.

Motto you live by?
Jump and the net will appear.

Most memorable fan encounter?
Every encounter with a fan touches me, to be honest. But there was this one reader in Brazil who had read a bunch of my books and had come up to me at an event and thanked me for thanking my readers in the acknowledgements of each of my books. Before that I didn’t think anyone had noticed that I did that. She actually started to cry a little, saying how much it meant to her. And then I started crying. And the whole thing had to be done with a translator so it was kind of comical on top of everything. But I’ll never forget it.

What new release are you most looking forward to reading in 2014?
Jandy Nelson’s new book, I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN. Her first book, THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE is one of my all-time favorites. I simply can’t WAIT for this one!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d love to go to Asia. I’ve never been!

What’s a book you’ve read that you wish you wrote?
THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. And not just because then I’d be like super rich. But because I think it’s one of the most perfectly plotted books. And I’m a plot girl!

What’s the book and/or author you recommend most to people?
If they haven’t yet read it I push ELEANOR AND PARK on everyone who walks and breathes. It’s such an amazing read. I’m so excited that the film rights were picked up. I think it’ll make a very touching movie as well.

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  1. I have read them and loved them!!! They really take me away when I am reading them :)

  2. I really want to read her Unremembered series! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  3. I have loved the first Unremembered book and I LOVED it! I can't wait to read the second one at everything else Jessica Brody is going to make. <3

  4. Congratulation with the blogoversary. :)

  5. I have read all of Jessica Brody's YA books, and I've loved them all. I'm so impressed by her ability to juggle two genres, contemporary and science fiction, so successfully. Congratulations on your one year of blogging, and thanks for the giveaway! Today's my two year blog birthday (and I'm also hosting a giveaway), so we're *this* close to being birthday twins. :)

  6. I haven't but I'm looking forward because my friends said they were good. Thanks for the chance and happy blogoversary!

  7. I've been craving Unremembered for quite some time, but I still haven't bought it. This is the perfect chance for me! "Crosses fingers"

  8. I haven't but I would definetly want to start with Unremembered. They are a
    L on my wish list though.

  9. I have not read any of her books but I would like to start with Unremembered. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  10. I meant to do this sooner but stupid work got in the way. Anyway, CONGRATS LADY I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU. Also, this is a great interview. I love Jessica's books, Unremembered is my favorite so far. Still need to read Unforgotten though.

  11. I have read Unremembered and Unforgotten by Jessica Brody, and they are two of my all time FAVORITE books. I know already that her other books must be just as amazing!

  12. I really want to start on her Unremembered trilogy! It seems like a really interesting and entertaining read!