Howdy to Paige from The Book Carousel.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a seventeen year old book blogger from the UK, who enjoys reading, comics, animals and anime.
How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?
A couple of the members of my book club run book blogs, so I figured- why not have a go myself? And since then, I’ve found it’s a very enjoyable work!
What types of books do you enjoy reading?
I really love YA, and especially books that focus on LGBT. I also love thrillers and mysteries, and historical fiction.
What do you bring to the world of book blogging? What’s unique about your perspective of books?
I won’t actually become a literature student until this September, which I am mega excited for, but I am quite confident in my skills of detecting the way author’s use their chosen language. (I even have my own poem published!)
Do you have any helpful hints about blogging?
Just one: Have fun! Don’t be afraid to post your opinion on something, and make yourself as out there as possible. Also, be spontaneous! Schedules are great and everything, but if inspiration suddenly strikes, take it!
What type of things always grab your attention in books?
Remote or ‘creepy’ places, LGBT characters who have full representation and are not demoted to side kicks or comic reliefs, all fantasy genres!
When you go to the library (or bookstore), do you bring a list of books to get or do you browse to find your next book?
Only if I have a very specific book(s) in mind- there’s a book I always take with me to search for wherever I go, but it’s been 8 months and I still haven’t found it!
What book trends do you hope to see more of?
Probably more YA supernatural/paranormal- there’s a lot of vampire books, but not other forms of supernatural entities.
What books do you constantly recommend to other people?
‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky, ‘Life & Laughing’ by Michael McIntyre and ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern.
Any exciting blog things happening in the future?
Unfortunately not! I have, however, just started a weekly ‘Stencil Saturday’, which focuses on creative writing!
Anything else you’d like to add?
The world of book blogging is wonderful one, you just have to have the courage to make your step up into it!
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