July 27, 2013

An Interview With a Fellow Blogger: Sunny Duvall

There's an awesome book blogger I've been following for at least two months now.  I'm still not entirely sure how I found her blog, but I'm glad I did.  Go check out Sunny's blog over at Blue Sky Bookshelf.  And guess what?  Today's her birthday, so that gives you another reason to pop over to her blog.


1. How did you get started reviewing books?
Like any book blogger, I felt the continual frustration of not finding anyone I could discuss books with. I had my sister and my mom, but we all still had slightly different tastes and didn't read the same books. So after my older sister started a blog, she nagged (she would call it "urged") me to do the same. Finally, I started making up my own reviews and when I realized I liked it, I decided to keep on doing it. 

2. What's been the highlight of your blogging career?
Hm. It sounds so shallow, but reaching a few hundred followers. It was my own goal. (Of course, a big highlight is meeting so many people...but you'll hear about that in a second.)

3. What's your favorite part of blogging?
Meeting so many people! From authors to bloggers to blog readers, all the wonderful bookish people. I hadn't realized before how many genuinely nice people there are. Also, that authors really are as down to earth as everyone always claimed they are. 

4. Who's your favorite author and why?
ALLY CARTER! Her series was the first YA series that I got hooked on. She writes amazing books. It's about SPIES and a boarding school and cute boys and kick-butt characters with goosebump-inducing scenes. Also, another really awesome series about thieves. You just can't beat 'em. I got to meet her this year so there's another highlight! 
[Hurrah for Gallagher Girls and Heist Society!  I love Ally Carter and her books, too.]

5. Describe your dream spot to read.
Paris, France. Or in Rome. I'd play Italian music and eat a European treat and it would be lovely. Other pick would be Central Park in NYC in the fall. 

6. Favorite fairytale?
It's hard to narrow down! Out of Disney or the retellings I've read, it would have to be Mulan...and Beauty and the Beast...and Aladdin :) 

7. Quick! 5 book recommendations for teens.
The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
All books by Janette Rallison or Meg Cabot
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (or the whole series, which I just finished)
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barabara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Thanks so much for letting me interview you, Sunny!  It was an honor, and I had fun thinking up the questions.  Can't wait to read more of your reviews. ;) And I just wanted to mention how fab I think your button is (seen above).


  1. This seriously made my whole day when you asked. So there's another highlight to put on there ;) Thank you so much, Emma, I was thrilled to do it!

  2. Awesome, Emma! And thank you, so much, for introducing me to Blue Sky Bookshelf. Totally love it, Sunny, from a fellow writer and blogger. To both of you, please answer some questions for my blog if you can!

    1. I would love to. :) If you want to email them to me (MDBCnumber1fan@gmail.com), that would be great.


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