Welcome to a feature I host called, Getting To Know You. Please welcome:
How long have you been blogging?
Since October 10th, 2011! I’m a newbie.
Why did you decide to create a blog?
I love writing, and I wanted a place where I could connect with other readers/writers.
How did your blog name originate?
Well, I originally wanted to call it My Uber Awesome Blog That Everyone Should Read! But, I thought that might be a tad desperate, so in the end I went with Bookends (& Beginnings) because, you know, it’s about books, and I like play on words type things.
How did you get into reading? Have you always been a reader?When I was little we had this tape/follow along book called Alphabet Island about animals who travel to an island that has a monster on it, and whatever word they spell (like stop, mad, etc) the monster acts like the word. I think that’s where my love of reading really began, and after that it was only a matter of time before I was reading Dostoevsky.
What was the last book you read, that made you feel like shouting from the rooftops, ‘cause it was that good!Wow, I feel really lucky cuz’ the last THREE books I read made me feel like that. Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen.
Bookish and Random...
Fave Literal Book Crush...The Beast/Prince from Beauty and the Beast in any version I’ve ever read (and trust me, I’ve read a lot of Beauty and the Beast). Also, Spiller from The Borrowers. Le sigh.
Favourite TV Show(s)...My newest obsessiong is this Canadian drama starring Alexz Johnson called Instant Star. She sings a different song each episode, and it’s just amazing and incredibly dramatic and ridiculous. Addicting.
Also, Ugly Betty, Veronica Mars, Firefly, and Fullmetal Alchemist. This is what I do when I’m procrastinating from writing.
Favourite authors...William Goldman, Dostoevsky, Robin McKinley, Lemony Snicket, Madeleine L’Engle – These are the authors that keep me going back book after book.
Hardback or Ebook?REAL book for sure. I know ebooks save trees and all that, but there’s something incredibly romantic about bound paper with black lines inching across the pages.
Quote that you live by (or simply like)..."Caffeine only burns a wounded heart." From the anime Last Exile. I have no idea what it means, but it makes me laugh.
When you’re not reading, what do you like to do?
Feed my unicorns (they get cranky when they’re not fed), Pretend I’m a rock star with my air guitar and invisible microphone.
Thank you Rebecca! This was fun.
No worries Kristen! Thank you for participating! :)