Hi, everyone! I’m so excited to announce that, as of today, I have a wonderful new co-blogger!
You might have seen my co-blogger search a few weeks ago. Some wonderful people applied, but I was thrilled when I saw that my friend Bee applied! You may already know her from her posts over on Quite the Novel Idea. Bee and I have similar tastes and bookish opinions, and I think she’s going to fit in perfectly here at Novel Ink. Anyways, enough of my rambling! I wanted to do a little bookish Q&A so that you all could get to know Bee a bit better. Onto the questions!
general bookish questions
1. Welcome, welcome to Novel Ink, Bee! I’m so excited to have you here. To start off, would you mind telling our readers a little bit about yourself?
I most certainly wouldn’t mind. I’m Bee, a 26-year old female creature from Belgium. I love books, obviously. I even occasionally attempt to write them. Next to that I also love TV-shows and movies. My current TV-show obsession is Parenthood and you can always please me with a Marvel or Disney movie. I’m usually kind of awkward and nerdy and weird. All of the time actually. Ehm… Anything else? IDK… Ask me if you want to know more, I guess?
2. What are your favorite genres to read?
It’s usually a toss-up between YA Contemporary and YA Fantasy. But Contemporary usually wins.
3. Name three books you can’t stop recommending.
If you know me at all This will not surprise you at all, but first off… Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Because of course. But also the upcoming book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. OH and also The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner.
4. Favorite 2017 read so far?
The abovementioned The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.
5. If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?
Oh dear. Maybe the world where Simon Spier lives. Because I want to be BFF’s with him and Blue forever.
6. Any bookish pet peeves?
Aside from the obvious choices insta-love and love triangles, I have to say… unnecessary drama. Drama that’s just there for one purpose: to create drama and give more plot to stretch out the book. It’s annoying and I hate it and the book is much better without it 99% of the time. Especially if it’s a character acting VERY out of character all of a sudden for no reason. Me & unnecessary drama = Nope.
7. Aside from books, what other media do you love (favorite movies, favorite TV shows, favorite music, podcasts, etc.)?
OH WELL. Pretty much all the Marvel superhero movies. Also DISNEY. I love animated movies. But aside from the Disney ones I also have to give a shoutout to the animated movies from Studio Laika, who make stunning stop-motion movies, and Dreamworks (How to Train Your Dragon!). As for TV-shows, I have a secret love for Teen Wolf. My go-to comfort series are sitcoms like Friends, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Modern Family… A recent obsession is Parenthood. LOVE. Ehm… as for music, I listen to pretty much anything but one of my all-time favorites is the Disturbed version of Sound of Silence.
8. What is your go-to food or drink to snack on while reading?
I don’t usually eat while reading unless the book is boring and I need to snack to kill the boredom. In which case it can be anything. As for drink… Coke or energy drink or coffee… Though recently I’ve been drinking a lot of yoghurt drink or fruity water.
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1. E-reader, physical, or audiobook?
I adore the feel of a physical copy but I mostly read e-books because those are the ones I have most and I get all my ARC’s through Netgalley or Edelweiss. I almost never listen to audiobooks because I get distracted too easily. Unless I read along with the physical copy while listening.
2. Borrow or buy?
My libaries have a disgracefully small collection of English books and most I have already read so. Buy, when I have money.
3. New or used books?
Depends on how the used books look. If they’re in good condition, used books. BUT nothing compares to that new-book smell so…
4. Contemporary or fantasy?
If I HAVE to choose between these two… Contemporary.
5. Series, trilogies, or standalones?
I love series and trilogies but sometimes the waiiiit kills me. So I would say standalone… but then when I love that book I want mooore. So the struggle is real. Trilogies, then. Because I’d only have to wait two times.
6. Tea or coffee?
7. Summer or winter?
Can I say spring? Because summer is too hot and winter too cold.
8. Twitter or Instagram?
I’m horrible at keeping up with instagram even though I try, so Twitter. I often shout into the twittervoid.
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Bee! I’m so happy to have her on the Novel Ink team. Please give her a warm welcome in the comments! 🙂