Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Featuring Maddy of Symphony of Words

Today please welcome Maddy, 
who blogs at Symphony of Words.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

It's relative and I think it can be interpreted in many ways, but for me, music is a very important part of my life - almost as much as reading and blogging, but not quite :P and I believe that some books have to the ability to make words sound like music, and most of the time they're my favorites, hence I chose the name Symphony of Words.

How long have you been blogging?

Oh, only about 3 months now. I started in March 2014.

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?

It mainly focuses on the YA genre and all other sub genres. I guess what makes it unique the most is the music theme I have going, since it's a passion of mine that just can't be sated. Also, I think my header is pretty unique. Because I made it myself. Um. Yeah. 

What genres do you write about most, and why?

Mostly YA, since, well, I'm fifteen. I guess I just love how much can happen in fiction in the lives of teens and young adults that isn't realistically possible in this world. But then there are the contemporaries, which make me realize how much of fiction is tied to reality, and the whole things just makes me giddy with happiness. 

What's your earliest memory of reading?

A book on animals of the planet :) it was gifted to me by my cousin on my eighth birthday.

What was the first book you read over and over, or the book you've reread the most?

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. I can never get over that book. 

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

Hell. To. The. No. :P 

What's your favorite place to read?

The settee of my room which overlooks the neighborhood. I love the drag air and reading combination. Makes me want to dance. 

Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?

Definitely my bookmarks. I never know which page I'm on if I don't have a bookmark. Also, a reading light. I'm basically a night owl and if I find something really interesting to read, I need my reading light charged and ready to go ASAP. 

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...

Nonexistent. Which means I don't currently have any bookshelves. I've just shifted to India from KSA, so all TNT books are just piled up inside my cupboard, covered my desk, and stacks and stacks of them in drawers and tables. I need to get a bookshelf ASAP. 

My TBR pile is...

currently housing approximately 300 books that need my immediate attention. 

What's a book that's changed your life?

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry. 

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?

Everyone seems to love the Harry Potter books, but I take one look at the first page and can't bring myself to read them. Concerning HP, I broke the ultimate book blogger rule: I reasoned with myself by saying that I have seen and loved all the movies. What's the point of reading? I know, GASP. 

To DNF or not to DNF?

If I don't like a book and can't continue it, definitely DNF. I state the why's and how's of course, but I can never force myself to continue a book I don't enjoy. 

What's one book that intimidates you?

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor. If you've read it, you'll know why. *shudder*

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

Book Expo America, and live there forever. 

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

I watch movies, listen to music, scour YouTube for bloggers, try to learn French, and practice my coding skills (which are sadly at beginners stage as of today). I also love moving little things here and there and try to give my room a new look. 

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?

Probably The Hunger Games, but after a few weeks, I'm betting my answer will change to Divergent, since I love both books, and THG movie was beyond my expectations.

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?

Nose Graze
Xpresso Reads
Effortlessly Reading 

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)

Well, what do you know!

The Exacting Reader

The expression 'so many books, so little time!' sums up your life. You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.


Thank you for joining us today, Maddy! 
Remember to check out Maddy's blog, Symphony of Words
and leave a comment or question.


  1. Really enjoyed this interview. Nice to hear from a teen blogger!

  2. GASP! I can't believe you haven't tried Harry Potter beyond the first page! There is so much goodness in those pages and it is way better than the movies!!

    Welcome to the book blogosphere by the way! I hope you are around for years to come!

  3. Um I need that reading spot in my life. Just sayin'.

    Don't even get Tif started on the HP books. Before you know it you'll have read 5 of the 7 books and eager to read the next ones. Not that I know from personal experience. *Ahem*

    Hunger Games is one of my fave movie adapts too. I only had one issue with it and that was that they didn't talk enough about the importance of the Mockingjay. I haven't seen Divergent yet because I am too cheap for movie theaters these days, but the second it is on DVD, it will be in my hands!

    1. Becca Lostinbooks ... Ha! I'm a HP Pusher!! :)


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