Thursday, February 5, 2015

Featuring: Laura from Books Against the Current!

Today please welcome Laura, who blogs at Boats Against the Current.

What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?
Boats against the current' is actually from the closing line of The Great Gatsby: 'So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.' It's one of my favourite quotes from literature, so I decided to use it as my blog name, even if it doesn't have any immediate relevance to books!

How long have you been blogging?

Since July 2014, so only about six months!

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?
I review a huge range of genres from the classics and literary fiction to fantasy, sci-fi and YA. I also do a lot of discussion posts about reading and blogging, and have been known to do the odd post about writing, because that is another of my passions!

What genres do you write about most, and why?
I read most genres, but my all time favourite is definitely fantasy, so I write a lot about that.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?
Hell to the no! At school they used to make us write notes in our books and it was almost physically painful for me!

What's your favorite place to read or blog?
I would love to say I sit at an antique desk in my study surrounded by bookcases full of leather bound books, but admittedly, most of the time I just sit in bed and blog! If I had such a study I would blog there, but unfortunately I don't.

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?
I know a lot of people love 'The Catcher in the Rye', but I started it and just couldn't get into it.

To DNF or not to DNF?
I really hate not finishing books, but I think if a book makes it so that you really don't want to read, or really can't be bothered reading, then you should just admit defeat, and move on to something you're excited to read.

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?
I love writing (both fiction and non-fiction) and photography.

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Most of the time I'm not too keen on book to movie adaptations, but I do love The Lord of the Rings films!

Thank you for joining us today, Laura!

Remember to check out Laura's blog, Boats Against the Current, and leave a comment or question for Laura below!


  1. Welcome to the book blogging community and thanks for stopping by BBI! It was a pleasure to meet you!

    1. Thank you! And thanks for featuring me! These were some really fun questions to answer.

  2. I love the title and the design - both very unique. Also, your voice sounds interesting. New follower by email :).

    1. I'm so glad you liked my blog, and thanks for following! I'll be sure to check out your blog.


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