Happy 1st Blogiversary!
Hey guys. Guess what?!
Yep. Reads and Treats has been underway for 1 year! You have no idea how fast this year has gone by…
It seems like just yesterday (April 12, 2015) I was launching my first post. Speaking of… In case you never caught it, check it out. Just be aware. I was a newbie! *cringe*. You’ve been warned.
But for reals. I want to thank each and every one of you, my loyal readers. Without you guys, I probably would not have stuck around this past year.
Ok, I gotta quit before I get all mushy. Shhh. It’s almost midnight. I’m tired 😉
Onto what you have really been waiting for.
♡ What was your favorite subject in school?
English, of course. My least favorite subjects were History and Science (STILL ARE). Well, and Math. But English was a time when I could learn about what I loved. I could read, write, and try to figure out the language. Currently, it is still my favorite subject in school. 😀
♡ Would you rather live in your favorite book or the characters from your favorite book come into the real world?
Oh man. I would have to say the characters from my favorite book come into the real world. My favorite book is Kissed By An Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. It’s a YA Mystery / YA Romance. But one character is a total nasty-poo-head. I can’t say much else otherwise spoilers. But I think I could deal with him, or at least try to send him to juvie :-P. Ivy is such a sweetheart though, and Tristian. Mmm. The way he holds on, no matter what. Oh, and Will. Hmmm. Two complete swoon-worthy guys.
♡ If you’d have a book-themed party, what would it be and what unique elements/food/activities would make it come to life?
I have been thinking about this one all week long! I’ll be honest, I’m a little stumped. A book-themed party would definitely be a mystery, maybe James Patterson’s “Women’s Murder Club”. However, I’m not sure what food would make it come to life. But activities? Definitely a murder mystery. I’ve always wanted to play a part in a mystery. That would be super cool!
♡ What did you want to do as a job when you were a kid?
As a kid, I wanted to be in numerous professions. I wanted to be a teacher. A lawyer. A writer. A mother. I remember playing school with my best friend (shout out: she ended up being a teacher!). I remember telling my mom I wanted to be just like her (stay at home mom). I wanted to be a lawyer until I realized they needed like 8 years of college. Uh nope. That faded quickly. But being a writer always stayed. Now, I just want to read book and get paid for a living. Being an editor solves that!
♡ What is your favorite movie?
Hands down, The Notebook. A close second is The Little Mermaid. In third place is Rent. Rent is actually one of the very few (like less than the number of fingers on one hand) Broadway musicals I love.
♡ Who is your role model?
My mom. She is my number one role model. I gave her (and my dad) an extremely hard time during my teen years. She has loved me through everything. If I can only be half of the woman my mom is, I’ll be happy.
♡ What book or author from your childhood influenced you most in your reading now and why?
Hmm. My reading now is 100% different from my reading as a child. If I had to guess, I would say Ramona Quimby, Nancy Drew, and The Baby Sitter’s Club all turned me on to reading. I devoured series when I was younger. One specific series I remember (which I might be the only one) is the Amy, Number Seven series (Replica) by Marilyn Kaye. I was head over heels for those books.
♡ How long does it take you to write a blog post?
Ah, this one mostly depends on what I’m writing. A review usually takes me 30 minutes, between getting book info, to layout, to writing the review. Tags take me forever! Discussions hardly take any time. Writing prompts take a while too. Recipes are probably the posts that take the longest time. Actually baking / cooking, to pictures, to layout, to typing the recipe. I have spent upwards of 60 minutes on a post, the least: 5 minutes.
♡ Do you ever think about quitting blogging?
I’ll be honest, yes, I have. I think I don’t have enough content, or I am not reading fast enough (as some of the other bloggers do), or simply I feel like I cannot come up with new content. Although I haven’t quit, there have been times when I just don’t feel like blogging. Life has gotten busy, or I’m just in a slump (which happens). I power through it, and always remember that if I need to take a break, I am able to. Sometimes, I think, I put so much pressure on myself. That’s normal. But as a fellow blogger, we always need to realize it is not that big of a deal to take a break. If you don’t do that tag, it’s ok. If you don’t participate in a meme for a few weeks, no biggie. Blogging should be fun, not stressful! <3
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