Welcome Lyndsey and thanks for letting me
interrogate *cough* interview you.
Just for the record please tell us a little about yourself.
Asamum: I am sure you will be fantastic.
How did you start blogging?
Everyone has been so welcoming and helpful since I started blogging three months ago and I can’t say thank you enough for that. I have made some amazing friends from looking at other blogs and chatting on Twitter and have been amazed by how friendly everyone is. Not only are other bloggers so friendly but also authors and publishers. I’m still a little shocked sometimes when I have conversations with some of my favourite authors but they make my experience of blogging so much more enjoyable.
Have you always been interested in reading? What got you seriously started?
God no! When I was a teenager I could think of nothing worse that sitting alone with a book. I had a lot of free time when living in Canada and my friend Zoya lent me some of her historical romance books to keep me occupied and I ended up reading at least 3 a week for a long time. I brought my new found love of reading back home with me which really surprised my family, knowing how much I hated reading before. They still make little jokes about it now but I don’t mind that so much.
My love of reading has gone on and off over the years but this time I think it is here to stay.
How would you encourage others to read if you were in my position within a school library?
Pick up a book that you like the look of and read the first chapter. If you don’t like it then try something else. There are so many books out there and everyone will like different things so the main thing is to find a style that you like. Reading the first chapter or even the first couple of pages of a book should be enough to let you know if it is for you or not. Yes, it could take a while to find what you are interested in but there really is something for everyone out there.
A year ago, I would have been a die hard romance fan but I have discovered a new love.
For someone so young you have done quite a lot with your life. Tell us a little of your travels and living in another country? How did you decide on Canada?
I first went to Canada for a month (the whole of July) when I quit a job I hated and broke up with a boyfriend I had been with for nearly 5 years. A friend I met online and had known for years offered for me to stay at his place for free to save me some money and I couldn’t turn that down. I was going to see him in September anyway so I thought why not. We had been great friends over the years and it didn’t take long for us to realise that we liked each other.
But not the cold though????
Does the library system differ much from ours, etc?
The images are actually of the Toronto Public Library, kinda puts our little libraries to shame dont you think???
You are very organised – do you have any organisational tips?
Hmmm I have an organiser and make to do lists, yet I feel like sitting in a heap most days, lol
Is there someone you really admire and why?
I wouldn’t say that there is one person but probably authors in general. I would love to be able to write stories but I am useless at it. I had to write a short story for my last course at college and my attempt was pathetic. I’m really not all that creative when it comes to creating my own ideas so I think all authors are amazing for being able to do that.
What would you ask yourself in an interview?
God that’s a hard one!! Probably Which literary character do you think you are most like and why?
And the answer would be......
Claire is also really brave and not afraid to say how she feels. I think this is where I am most like Claire because I have done some crazy things in the past and I never listen to what other people think when I do them. I don’t take any rubbish from guys, especially if they try to tell what I can and can’t do. Claire really came out of her shell over the space of the series so far and I can relate to her because of this. I used to be really shy when I was a teenager but not anymore!
Do you have any tips or advice you would like to share?
If you are new to blogging or thinking about starting one, don’t be afraid to voice your own opinions. Your personal opinion and input is what will make your blog unique and you should never be afraid to do exactly what you want.
Is there anything else you would like to add......
Thanks Emma for having me on your blog! I really enjoyed this interview (my first) and the great questions. : D
Thanks Lyndsey it has been a pleasure.
Lyndsey has also been kind enough to put together some guest posts for me so keep a look out for them.