Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Featured Blogger: Paige from The Book Carousel.

Today please welcome Paige, who blogs at The Book Carousel.

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

Carousels (and the circus in general) have always been a large, large part of my life! And I couldn't think of a better way to incorporate two of my passions than with the name 'The Book Carousel'.

How long have you been blogging?

This blog is relatively new, only a few months old!

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

I like to think my reviews are made unique by the references I seem to pick up- connections that almost certainly do not exist in the author's world/intentions; just little similarities or likeness that I get reminded of.

What genres do you write about most, and why?

I write most about YA books, because that is the genre I'm most attracted to- especially ones with fantasy elements.

Every blogger feels pressure at some point. What's something you feel pressured to do or not do on your blog? How do you deal with it?

I feel as though I need to always do something. Like, if I don't have time to write a review, then I need to do something else- like host a tour, or do a Q&A session, or post some creative writing.

What's one book you think everyone should read?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

I tried it with 'The Communist Manifesto'. I couldn't hack it, I had to get the sticky tabs back out. (It's why I love my kindle- making notes is so effortless)

What's your favorite place to read or blog?

My favourite place to read has always been with my pets! There's nothing better than lying in the field with my horses with a good book.

Is Amazon.com the evil empire? Discuss.

Absolutely not! I adore my kindle- it gives me so much more access to books I otherwise wouldn't be able to buy. Not to mention, Amazon has a lot of good study books for me at a very low price- far cheaper than websites like Waterstones for those types of books.

Book shelfie time! Take a "shelfie" of your bookshelves and share it with us.

I don't have any shelves! My room is being remodelled so everything was took down- all I have is a box, a pile, 2 suitcases and 2 crates- none of which are stacked neatly. I tend to just toss them down, haha.

What have you learned from other bloggers or your readers?

Not worrying about having an unpopular opinion or thinking no one will want to read what you have to say. Someone will! You just have to reach out to them.

Do you judge a book by its cover, or its lover?

Not worrying about having an unpopular opinion or thinking no one will want to read what you have to say. Someone will! You just have to reach out to them.

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

For my Literature A-Level, we have to read The Kite Runner. Everyone in my class loves it, but I just don't.

To DNF or not to DNF?

There is actually only one book I have officialy DNF'd (the others I have just conveniently forgotten about) and that is 'Fallen Grace' by Mary Hooper, and I can't even remember why.

What's one book that intimidates you?

The Host, by Stephanie Meyer. I couldn't get into it, and I've been trying to sell it at carboots for the last year at least, yet no one will buy it. I'm started to worry that the book is forcing me to read it, or something.

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

Is this even a question. Of course my answer would be Hogwarts.

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

I go and see my horses! Or I write.

What are 3 favorite posts or reviews you've read by other book bloggers?

Pen to Paper: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Tori Talks: Mistreating Books
British Books Challenge 2015

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

The Exacting Eclectic Reader

Thank you for joining us today, Paige ! Remember to check out Paige's blog,The Book Carousel. , and leave a comment or question.


  1. Welcome to book blogging, Paige! I'm looking forward to the British Books Challenge, too.

    Joy's Book Blog

  2. Welcome to the book blogging community! I love the idea of a Book Carousel! Great name!!


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