1) Hi Emma Louise! Welcome to my blog. Can you tell me more about yourself? What are your three favourite things?
I’m Emma Louise, I’m currently 22 years old and I live in the north west of the UK. My three favourite things are Harry Potter, owls and tea.
2) Good choices! Where can we find your blog and how long have you been reviewing?
I’ve just launched my own author website – www.emmalouauthor.wordpress.com – but I did have my own blog which sadly had to close down. I’ve been a book blogger since April 2013 and I aim to carry on.
3) Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because it seemed like a fun thing to do whilst University was coming to an end. I soon realised that it is a lot of hard work.
4) What’s the best and worst thing about being a book reviewer?
The best thing is having a relationship with the author. The worst thing is that there are bullies who lurk around and they target individual book bloggers which is not nice at all.
5) What’s your favourite book of all time and why?
Harry Potter is my all time favourite book. Not just one of them, all seven.
6) What’s the biggest challenge as a book reviewer?
It’s hard to write a positive review when the book lacked a hook, I hate it when that happens because you’ve either been sent a copy directly from the publisher or the author has sent you a signed copy.
7) What is it about books that you love so much?
The fact that you can disappear for a couple of hours.
8) Who is your favourite fictional character of all time, and why?
Easy peasy, it’s Harry Potter. I sound like a broken record, don’t I? He’s the perfect book boyfriend, apart from the fact that he snogged Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley…
9) How do you feel about books being made into films. Do you think this is a good thing?
I LOVE text-to-screen adaptations. I did a module on this in my film degree and absolutely loved it.
10) How do you think the book industry has changed recently and where do you see it going in five years time?
Kindles are taking over and it’s easier for people to read on a screen (apparently). But I personally prefer paperbacks. Who knows? Books could be wiped out by King Kong. I honestly have no idea
11) Do you read books quickly, or slowly?
I’m a quick reader because I allow myself to get lost in the words of the author. My surroundings completely disappear. I’ve missed my train stop several times because of it…
12) Do you prefer a genre? If so, why?
Contemporary romance or chick-lit. I prefer it because I’m a romantic at heart and it’s also the genre I write in.
Thanks Emma Louise!
You can connect with Emma Louise on Twitter – @EmmaLouAuthor