AwesomeSauce Interview-Truly Bookish

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 Today's Awesome Blogger being interviewed is NC From
Truly Bookish

Get to know a little bit about NC
"I have been blogging for about three months and absolutely love it. Something many people don’t know about me? I was born in the Caribbean and did not move to the US until I was in high school so my early literary influences are mostly Caribbean or British.  My introduction to American literature and authors came in middle school through books such as The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway, The Pearl by John Steinbeck and The Cay by Theodore Taylor. I loved these books and they are among my favorite classics!
I currently have a giveaway, a copy of The Iron King by Julie Kagawa that is open to US addresses and ends on March 18. CLICK HERE to go to enter the giveaway."

1. Why do you Blog?
A- I blog so that I can discuss books with other book lovers. I have a few friends that are avid readers, but none of them read as many young adult novels as I do, and they are not very enthusiastic to discuss books that they are not interested in. The bloggy world is chock full of awesome YA enthusiast, it’s fantastic to have people to talk to!

2. If you could have any supernatural power what would it be?
A-Flying! I hate sitting in traffic and it can get bad here in sunny South Florida!

3. If you had to promote your blog in a tweet (140 characters or less)what would you say?
A-Come see what happens when a sleep deprived mom of the world's two most active boys tries to read books and blog, sometimes at the same time

4. If you were trapped on a desserted island what 5 books would you take with you?

A-The Bible (to keep my hope and faith strong)
The Twilight Saga (can all four books count as one? I love to reread these books!)
The Far Pavilions (It’s a long, epic saga so it could help me pass the time)
The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton (a favorite from my childhood)
Pride & Prejudice (love the movie, the miniseries, but still have not finished the book. I think it just needs my undivided attention)


5. If you could switch places with any character who would it be and why?
A-I would love to switch places with Anna from Anna and the French Kiss! Can you imagine going to a posh boarding school in Paris for your senior year of high school!?!

6. If you had to choose a paranormal being to be what would you be? (like a vamp, were, fae, witch, demon etc anything like that)
A-If I had to choose, I would say fae, you get to be beautiful and live forever! I know other paranormal creatures enjoy looks and long life as well, but I’ll pass on the bloodsucking and fur…..

7. If someone who was not really a reader asked you to recommend them a book sure to get them reading what book would you pick? (I know that is hard so if you want to pick 3 different types of people and describe them and why you would pick the book for this person that is fine or you can just pick the 1) 
A-I would pick the Hunger Games for the reluctant/non-reader. I think it appeals to men and woman, teens and adults. My husband, my own reluctant/non-reader, gave me a crazy look when I got him The Hunger Games audio book, but he got totally sucked in by it and was blown away by the story.

8. If you could live in one of your favorite "book worlds" what one you pick?
A-My favorite books when I was younger were by a British author, Enid Blyton. I fell in love with her Magic Wishing Chair series and the Magic Faraway Tree series. These books were magical, filled with pixies, fairies and fantastical places. They fueled my imagination and I know my current reading choices are influenced by them.
As a child, and even now, I wanted to visit the Magic Faraway Tree. The stories take place in an enchanted forest with a gigantic magical tree. When the main characters, children, climb the Faraway Tree they find different magical creatures that live in it and they befriend some of them. At the top of the tree is a ladder which leads them to a magical land. This land is different on each visit, because each place moves from the top of the tree to make way for a new land. 

9. What book are you most looking forward to this year? 

A-It’s so hard to choose just one! I’m really excited about Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer, Supernaturally by Kiersten White and Prized by Caragh O’Brien. These are all upcoming releases that I can’t wait to own!

10. If you could save one person from dying in a book who would you pick?

A-If you have not read Mockingjay, this is a huge spoiler! I would save Finnick from dying. I was so hurt when he was killed and I thought his death was so unnecessary. After I read his death, I had to stop reading the book for a few hours, I was so mad. I felt like Suzanne Collins had finally given Finnick and Annie some happiness and then turned around and snatched it back.

Thank You sooo much for doing this NC. You have become one of my favorite people on here and I love getting to talk to you every week about the books we read! I hope everyone will go check out her blog @ Truly Bookish 

I must agree to about Finnick. That was one of the hardest deaths in the book. I would totally save him too. It just did not seem fair.


  1. Awesome interview!:D I'll check out NC's blog ASAP! So yeah, flying would be a very helpful ability indeed. Traffic is hellacious here (in Bucharest) as well.:)) And I agree with you girls, Finnick shouldn't have died, that was totally unnecessary.:(

  2. This was so much fun Amber, thanks again for letting me be a part of this awesome series of interviews!
    Truly Bookish

  3. Great interview NC and Amber! I love the enid blyton books too, they're some of my fave childhood books!

  4. Great interview, Amber and NC! Some of my fave books and my kids, too!
    Thanks for sharing this!


  5. Omg! Yeah, Finnick. I got so pissed at that. Ah yes, flying! I'd love to do that too. I have dreams about it. But they scare me sometimes. So I rather teleport than fly. :D Great interview you two! I have a new blog to follow now! <3

  6. I dream about flying to. But its always a struggle and kinda scary.

    Poor Poor Finnick. She really made sure to devastate us a lot in the book. And I loved Gale I didn't like how it ended with him.

  7. Crap, I should've have read this. I didn't read Mockingjay yet. I tried to scroll away to the end but then there it was again. I'm a little bummed now haha.

  8. that was supposed to say shouldn't have*

  9. Oh my gosh I am so so sorry. I didn't even think when we were talking about it. I feel bad. I should have put spoiler warnings on it.


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