June 28, 2014

Book Blogger Feature: Blue Sky Bookshelf

This month, I have a feature that will last until July.  I'll be featuring several different bloggers.  Last post, y'all got to know JB, Julianne, and Rachel of The Girls in Plaid Skirts a little bit better.  Now it's time for...



Blue Sky Bookshelf!

About Summer of Blue Sky Bookshelf
"Hi *waves* my name name is Summer, a college student and blogger. Handshakes make me uncomfortable, frogs make me scared, and peanut butter makes me happy. As for my blog, I created Blue Sky Bookshelf in October of 2012, after my sister peer pressured me to do so. Now, I can't imagine NOT doing it. It's centered around YA fiction and extremely welcoming to gifs. AND CAPS, if you couldn't tell, but I try to contain myself."

Emma: What would you say is your favorite part of the book blogging community?
Summer: The squealing camaraderie. I like to USE CAPS and indicate actions I'm doing like *wildly hand gesturing* so it's great to do that with people over similar interests. New ARCs, bookish boyfriends, nice authors, etc. Real-life friends just don't seem to get it. 

Emma: What's your favorite YA subgenre?
Summer: Oh man. Fantasy, maybe? It always seems to change. If you asked me in December, I might've said sci-fi. 

Emma: What's your favorite book within that genre?
Summer: THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING TOUGHER. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill or The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

Emma: What has been the best moment of your blogging career?
Summer: Don't make me choose this. Slightly shallow moment: getting whitelisted by Harper. Not-as-shallow: doing my first author interview (with Stacey Kade). 
Emma: Be shallow!  I'm dying to get white-listed by them (or any publisher, for that matter).

Emma: Share 3 random facts about you.
Summer: I don't like shaking hands. I hate wind-chimes. I can make a meal out of fruit and peanut butter.

Emma: What do you see as the next big trend in YA (like vampires, dystopian, mermaids, angels, etc.)?
Summer: Well, time traveling and overcoming the government (*nods head to The Hunger Games*) have been popular, but I think they've always been a trend. Maybe superheroes? 

Emma: What's the YA trope that irritates you the most and why?
Summer: So many, yet I tend to blank on these type of questions. The one I instantly thought of is the MC who demands to be liked. I get unlikable characters, but I hate it when MCs come off as unlikable, but the author is really pushing for them to be liked...if that makes sense (also, this is when the annoying entitlement from MCs come in as well).

Emma: Any upcoming books you're highly anticipating?
Summer: Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Please and thank you.
Emma: As long as you share!


Go follow Summer - both her blog and on Twitter!
And that concludes my month-long Book Blogger Feature!  I hope you enjoyed getting to know these lovely bloggers as much as I did.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me, Emma! Seeing your tweet and post was a great pick-me-up for this afternoon after a not-so-good morning :) I also loved seeing all your interviews!

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