As part as my blogger awareness and appreciation, today I bring you YA book blogger, Tabitha, from Bullets and Bows.
Hello Tabitha! Thank you for taking the time to stop by Words Escape Me. I’ve recently become a fan of your blog and I’m glad to be sharing it and introducing you to a few new readers. Lets jump right in.
Hi Kriston! It’s so good to be here! I’m a twenty-something avid reader. I have a book hoarding problem and I spend my spare time buried in fictional worlds trying to escape reality. I’ve been a booklover my entire life and it’s the only thing that I’m adamant about one day passing on to future children.
What kind of books do you review at Bows and Bullets?
I review mostly young adult and romance novels. In YA, I fall all over the genre spectrum. I enjoy contemporary, historical, realistic, fantasy, science fiction. As long as it has the prospect of a happy ending and a bit of humor along the way, I’m good to go! I’m a little pickier with romance, generally leaning towards historical and new adult. I’ve been spoiled by really amazing romance writers like Julia Quinn, Colleen Hoover, and Jessica Sorensen so I’ve come to expect nothing less than their amazingness.
If you could have dinner with any book character, who would it be?
That is such a hard question to answer! I always fall back to Jessica Darling when questions like this come up. Jessica Darling is the star of Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series. Jessica is so smart and sassy that I feel like we’d hit it off immediately. It’s also partly because I spend high school reading & re-reading her series and I feel like we are old friends anyway.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Julia Quinn, Colleen Hoover, and Jessica Sorensen as mentioned above. Also Marissa Meyer, Kelly Oram, Katie McGarry, Laura Lee Guhrke, Jennifer L Armentrout, and so many more that are falling out of my brain at this moment. There are so many amazing authors out there right now!
This or That
Team Peeta or Team Gale?
100% Team Peeta! I was Team Gale for about 50 pages or so of the first book because I always try to root for the long-time friend. Then you get to know Peeta and I was a goner.
While attending Hogwarts, would you have been sorted into Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin?
When I initially read the books, I was all about Gryffindor. I must belong with Harry, Ron, & Hermione, right? But after growing up a little, it’s fairly obvious that I’m Ravenclaw. I’ve always been grouped with the smarties anyway and I’d love trying to be Luna’s bestie.
Paper books or ebooks?
If I can only have one? Physical books will always win, preferably hardcovers. I love seeing them and smelling them…and just generally fondling them. That being said, I don’t think I could survive without my kindle. I love being able to have hundreds of books in my purse all the time. It is also a great deal easier to use sites like NetGalley and Edelweiss to request eARC’s than it is to market myself to individual publicists!
Chocolate or Skittles?
Chocolate, I’m don’t really like skittles. Well, except for the sour ones.
Series or stand-alone?
I think I’ll take stand-alone because that eliminates the possibility of cliffhangers. What I really love are those series where each book is about a different character. Each book has its own storyline that wraps up and then the next book has a different storyline about a related character. Like Stephanie Perkins Anna & The French Kiss series or Katie McGarry’s Pushing The Limits series or almost all romance series.
Bookstore or online?
Physical used bookstore. Every time I go to a normal bookstore, I’m happy surrounded by all the pretties, but it invariably comes down to me wanting to bring home all the books that caught my attention. That usually ends up being half the store and I don’t have that kind of spending money. With a used bookstore, I never know what I’m going to find and if I happen to luck out with a stack of books I want, I can afford to bring all of them home instead of whittling them down to the ones I want the most.
Zombie or Unicorn?
Definitely a unicorn. Hopefully it would be friendly and I could ride it around instead of having it chase me to get my brains!
You can visit Tabitha at Bullets and Bows Reviews.