21 Feb 2015
Love-A-Thon: Get To Know Me
What’s your name?
Rebecca. And you are?
Where in the world are you blogging from?
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I stumbled upon Goodreads, which led me to some Aussie blogs. I loved the idea of reviewing books and having my own space on the net to chat books. And as they say, the rest is history.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I went through such a long process, it was like naming a child, ha! I finally decided I wanted ‘Wishes’ in the title, but also knew I wanted to associate it with something bookish. And so, Reading Wishes was born.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
Contemporary, without a doubt.
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
Just random bookish things, I suppose? Anything that comes to mind, really. And I try to get some discussions in, too. That is, when my brain actually works! You’ll also see diversity on the blog as I’m hosting the Dive Into Diversity challenge with Rather Be Reading blog!
Best blogging experience so far?
I don’t think I can just choose one. But I have to say, being able to connect with so many authors has been such a pleasure. If you’d asked me 5 years ago I’d be chatting, tweeting, emailing and even interviewing them, I would’ve looked at you like you were nuts.
Favourite thing about the blogging community?
The people I've “met" is definitely the best thing about blogging. Over the years, I’ve made friends with bloggers and readers from all around the world. It’s pretty damn amazing.
Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
The Devil You Know, None of the Above, The Start of Me And You, No More Confessions, Pieces of Sky (and of course, this is only a handful. I showed much discipline here…)
What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield. This book and Jellicoe Road are two of my absolute favourites. If you love beautiful contemporary, you must read this! OK? OK.
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I love creating; dancing; binging tv shows.
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Clothes shopping! Funny thing: I actually used to hate shopping for clothes when I was younger. I also love browsing for a tv series or movie.
At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
Anything with a good beat. One of my recent faves: Uptown Funk.
Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
Jellicoe Road, which is in the works of becoming a movie. Fingers crossed!
Until tomorrow! Now, I'm off to catch some zzz's...