Friday, 27 May 2016

The Brain Behind The Blog #1: The Bookish Beauty


Hey everyone! This is the first post in a new monthly feature I'm going to be doing, The Brain Behind The Blog! The aim of this feature is to highlight the awesome book bloggers out there who dedicate their time to writing bookish content, and to discover more about them. This month I'm pleased to welcome Brittany from The Bookish Beauty!

You and Your Blog
How long have you been blogging, and what was it that inspired you to get started?
I had been writing on a personal blog sporadically for a few years before starting Bookish Beauty. I was inspired to start my Bookish Beauty blog because I wanted a place to share my hobbies and have great conversations with others!

What is the best part about blogging for you?
The best part for me is making connections with others who have similar interests and geeking out about all of our favorite things.

Have you had any blogging disasters?
Nothing that I would call a disaster...just little mishaps here and there. I will sometimes re-read old posts and realize that I wrote them too quickly and didn't put enough of my personality in them, but I'm learning!

What has been your favourite blogging memory?
Just knowing others are interested in what I have to say is so great, I feel like I'm not just talking to myself! Every time I make an internet friend through my blog is my favorite!

What do you hope to achieve with your blog in the future? 
I hope to build a great community of people around my blog that feels like family.

You and Books
What appeals to you when searching for new books to read?
I am definitely a sci-fi and fantasy type of gal! Although I am trying to branch out into other genres.

Are there any genres that you avoid?
I typically try to stay away from romances and YA that have prominent love triangles. However, they always seem to creep on to my to-read list.

What book/series would you say has had the biggest impact on your life?
Arena by Karen Hancock is a book that gets be through everything. For some reason this book just feels like home to me and I always re-read it when I'm having a hard time. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you like sci-fi/fantasy!

What book are you currently anticipating?
I previously said I tend to stay away from romances, but I just started Me Before You and I am so excited to get into it! Especially because the movie comes out on my birthday!

Tell us who your favourite fictional characters are!
I absolutely LOVE Callie Hayes from Arena, she reminds me so much of myself and the kind of person I want to be. Sometimes unsure, but in the end incredibly strong and brave

All About You
What are your hobbies? (Besides books and blogging, of course.)
Makeup is a newer hobby of mine, but I've really been enjoying it! I'm also a big TV and movie junkie, I could talk about my favorites for dayyys.

What are three goals you’d like to achieve in the next few years?
-I currently live in Texas, but I would love to make my way up to Seattle, Washington and settle in there. 
-Advance in my career and be in a position where I have people reporting to me.
-Love life and be happy with where I am! This is a constant goal of mine

If you could travel back in time to chat to a person in history, who would it be? 
Elizabeth I, I have always been fascinated by her life and rule as Queen. I'm not a big history nerd, but there are a few parts of it that I just can't get enough of! 

This or That
Coffee or Tea? 
Tea! Caffeine tends to make me pretty shaky so tea is always my go to! 
Library or Bookshop? 
Bookshop for sure. I love finding tiny book stores and spending hours in them!
Summer or Winter?  
Winter, I love cooler weather. As you can imagine (or maybe you've experienced it for yourself) Texas is just miserable during the summer.
Sunrise or Sunset? 
Sunset, ending a long day on a big porch with a cup of tea in my hand just sounds like heaven.
Cats or Dogs?  
I am 100% a cat person! I keep trying to convince my husband to let me bring one home, but he is super allergic and I don't want him to miserable all the time.

Where can readers find you?
Instagram: @thebookishbeauty

Huge thank you to Brittany for being the first blogger to be interviewed for this feature! Make sure to check out her blog for some fabulous book & beauty content. I'm currently looking for a blogger to be the featured interviewed for August. If you're interested in getting involved, please send me an email with your blog URL to queenofteenfiction@hotmail.co.uk! 

4 comments:

  1. Yes to winter, and cooler weather. Yes, to tea and sunset. I too, can't wait to read Me Before You--but I already know I'm skipping the movie. Great post!

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  2. Yay for similar interests! Thank you for reading Jazmen!

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  3. I still need to read Me Before You, but I doubt that I'll achieve that before watching the movie :0

    How funny that you'd love to to meet Elizabeth I. I'd totally go back to the same time period, but to meet Mary Stuart because I'm totally fascinated by her history.

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  4. Such a fun feature! I love blogger interviews

    I completely agree re: love triangles!

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