Today is Armchair BEA's day to post the interviews we did with other book bloggers. Pam posts her thoughts on books and book related stuff over at Bookalicious. You might know her. She was the on the spot BEA vlogger last Armchair BEA. This year she is an organizer, she made the terrific blog template. I had the chance to ask her a few questions and here's what she had to say.
What do you think is the key to a successful book blog?
First I would ask how does one measure success? To me success is three years later still have a blast at what I do in my spare time. I love reading and blogging and Bookalicious is still something that is just for me. I do it when I want. I don’t have reading or reviewing schedules, a list of posts to write, topics for discussion posts written down. I blog ad hock and I love it.
Have you ever posted something on Bookalicious and regretted it later?
No. I vet everything that MIGHT possibly be controversial through my husband and then I still wait a day.
What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
It’s the drama over who gets what and when. I wish we could all just hang out and share and not be a big blob of green drama.
Do you read YA exclusively or do you read adult fiction too?
I read A LOT of adult fiction that I buy for myself and usually don’t review due to the fact that I niched myself early on and that is working for me. Recently I have enjoyed Room, In the Time of Butterflies, The Last Werewolf, and The Life of Pi as adult reads.
What do you like most about YA novels?
The low word count, the great fast moving plot, and the nostalgia that the problem sets bring. We didn’t have super edgy YA when I was growing up. I mostly read Anne Rice.
What is your favorite genre?
Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction.
What is the best book you've read this year?
This year I have read so many good books and there are so many fall books coming that look amazing. I guess if I had to choose up until now I would say How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislian.
If you could live the life of any character, whose life would you choose?
Meggie from Inkheart. She has a fierce love of books and the ability to move inside the stories and interact with beloved characters.
Last year you went to the Real Live BEA, what was the best part of the experience? (I loved your video updates, btw.)
The absolute best part of BEA was meeting so many cool people. Having that many bookish people in the same place surrounded by books is a true experience.
What part of Armchair BEA are you looking forward to the most?
All of it honestly. I am having such a good time seeing everyone else post and seeing what they come up with!
I like what she had to say about being a successful blogger and totally agree. You have to have a good time doing it or what's the point really.
If you'd like to see the answers to my interview, check out Lisa Bergren's blog today.