Welcome to Feature Me Friday Numero Uno!!
Over the weeks I will be interviewing authors, publishing professionals, readers and book bloggers.
This week's edition is in celebration of Book Bloggers! They often promote authors with interviews, guest posts and reviewing our books and as an author, I want to say thank you and share the love right back. Let's get to know the people behind the blogs!
Meet Crystal D. Spears!
Blog name: Lives & Breathes Books
Blog Address: http://livesandbreathesbooks.
What do you think makes a good book blogger?
Honesty! No doubt, it’s one hundred percent honesty. If you’re going to blog about a book and make opinions on some-one else's work just be honest. And never ever put an Author down. Just blog your opinions about the book not the Author. If you want to speak about the Author make sure it's kind. Authors have enough to deal with being critiqued about writing let alone themselves.
Of all the types of blogs out there, why books?
Hmm...Because ever since I was a little girl my mom used to sit in her big black comfy rocking chair and read Cassie Edwards Novels. After I seen her purchasing so many books I got interested, I started going with her to book stores and purchasing my own reads. Then this year I stumbled upon ebooks. And I was grateful saves me trips to the store. And then I discovered all the review and book blogs and I simply fell in love. I remember the day I came upon Goodreads.com I felt like I had hit the jackpot of the book world.
How do you go about attracting new followers?
My reviews on Goodreads and Amazon I always attach a blog link. I also Twitter all my blog reviews along with using facebook.
What’s your favourite genre and what do you like about it?
This is a tough question because I love reading and reviewing all types of genres.
But if I have to choose just one it would be YA.
Who is your favourite author and why?
I have a few favs, but for now my main one is Jillian Dodd. That Boy and That Wedding changed my view on how writing can be written. It was very creative the way she chose to write those two books. And then with her newest novel Stalk Me. I was hooked.
What are you reading right now and what are your thoughts so far?
Right now I am straying from YA and I am reading The Curio Series by Cara Mckenna as they are released. It's a great heart wrenching series.
Do you think it’s important to blog regularly or just when you have something new to share?
I think it depends on what kind of blogger you want to be or are. I am the type that blogs when I read something and I have something to say about it. I just recently helped with a Blog Tour for Annie Wells, Taking on the Dead her debut novel of her (The Famished Trilogy) and I loved it. So I am leaning more towards wanting to help Indie Authors Promote, it’s fun and for a good cause.
Ebooks, print books or both?
Ebooks at first and if they are a great read I will purchase the read in print. There is nothing like kickin' back with a paperback' , you can't cuddle the proper way with a read if it's digital.
If you are a young adult author, publishing professional, book blogger or simply a book lover and would like to be interviewed for your own Feature Me Friday post, contact me at SarahBillingtonBooks AT Gmail DOT com!