Welcome to my new feature calledIf you'd like to know more or like to participate,
What is ChitChat?
Well, it's me interviewing some fellow bloggers! :)
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I'm so happy to introduce my first guest, Patricia from Book Exhibitionism!
I love her snarky reviews and hope you'll love them too.
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And now, let the grilling begin! ;)
Tell us who you are!
My name is Patricia, I'm a 19 yrs old German bookblogger. I've been stuck at home for the last 2-3 years now because of my health (insert melodramatic coughing and moaning in pain) and that's actually also the reason why I read as much as I do: I have the time and it helps me a lot. :)
I also don't love cookies.
How long have you been blogging? When and why did you decide to start blogging?
I've started bookblogging in February/March 2011, though back then in German. As for the Why. Well, I've been blogging for years, but never only about one topic.
Then I realized how big a part of my life books became and it felt natural to talk about them. I wanted to share my opinions and question them, get them questioned. I also wanted to have something like a reading diary, you know? A place where all of my reviews would go.
In May or so I realized that blogging in German wasn't nearly as satisfactory as I had hoped, so I switched to blogging in English, got my own webspace and domain and the rest is history.
Favorite and least favorite things about blogging?
Talking books is the best thing ever. I don't think I'll have to explain that to you, though. ;)
Not so cool.. Captchas, Copypaste-comments and when people don't read posts but leave comments anyway that contradict everything that has been said in mentioned post.
(I read a comment a few weeks ago that cracked me up. Below a rant.. And the comment said "I totally agree, I loved that book!!" - I suppose the commenter only looked at the two gifs, both of which made it seem as if the reviewer liked the novel.)
If you want more followers or higher stats in general, well, you'll have to work for it.
If you could be any book heroine, who would you be and why?
I wouldn't want to be someone else, though I would like to live in Nalini Singh's Psy Changeling world.
Which four books are at the top of your TBR pile?
I have no TBR hierarchy, sorry. ;D
Who is your favourite literary villain and why?
I have dozens. There is a funny story here, actually: I loved Ken from Digimon Adventures Two. I always liked the evil guys. But when he became the tortured "Woe is me" dude I fell out of love.
I was around 7 yrs old at the time, and think it's sort of silly to see how strong my opinions about tv shows and characters were then, and how easy it was for me to admit that, considering how hard it became when I grew older.
I also like Algaliarept, a millenia old demon from Kim Harrison's Hollows series. He is sophisticated, and in a very twisted way, honest.
Hannibal Lecter simply rocks, though I'll be honest and admit that I haven't read the books out of fear that they'd creep me out too much.
The thing is, I want my villains to be highly intelligent. Considering all the villains I liked so far, they have that in common. They are sophisticated, probably educated, clever. They are very true to their nature, they are honest when it comes to that, too. Yes, they might manipulate people, but they won't pretend they don't.
Vampire, werewolf, or something else?
Shapeshifter. But not just lupine or feline. I want to be able to shift into anything. :D
What is your favourite movie adaptation of a book? Or if there's none, what book would you love to see turn into a movie?
None. God, I hate movie adaptions. Okay, no, I don't hate them, but books, music and movies.. They all tell a story, but differently. They have a format and trying to translate a song into a book is just as hard as trying to make a movie based on a novel. Stuff will be added, other things will get lost. I wish I could take movies just for what they are, but I really can't.
What is the ONE book you tell everyone they 'have to' read? What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?
Oooh. Hard one! I suppose I'm not allowed to say Harry Potter? Well, then.. Probably something by Kelley Armstrong or Nalini Singh?
I love those two ladies.
I also loved the Windflower by Sharon Kurtis. That book cracked me up. The heroine tried to run away with another guy and he gets eaten by a crocodile!
Also just finished A Week To Be Wicked by Tessa Dare. If someone wanted a Historicals recommendation.. Those two are the first that come to mind. In A Week To Be Wicked the hero always made up stories while he and the heroine travelled to Scotland, those were hilarious.
But despite those funny parts, the book still managed to be deep and complex. There was one scene, and mind you, I've been waiting for such a scene for more than 7 months now, in which the two of them are someplace, and there are lots of other people, but he cuddles her to him and says that she should just rest a little.. And it's so sweet, and comforting, because she really relaxes and feels safe. There's nothing sexual about it, but it was so intimate. LOVED that scene.
In Bitten by Kelley Armstrong Elena, Clay, Karl and another werewolf are at the police department and Clay is behind this one-way-mirror, so he can't really see them. Elena is alone with the other two werewolves and they are sort of the bad guys. One of them tries to intimidate her (douchebag) and she goes to the mirror and looks at Clay, he walks to it and places his hand exactly where hers is. Even though he can't see through that freaking mirror. And it spoke volumes. Also.. That was totally one book.
What movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?
Over the last few months I actually learned how to admit to my guilty pleasures, so there isn't much I could say here. *shrugs* And the things I am embarrassed about.. Well, they are so embarrassing that I won't name them. *grin*
A few months ago I'd probably have named Paranormal Romance novels. They were my junk and I felt weird reading them..
But nowadays and mostly because of blogging I realized that they are.. well, they are good. There is lots of good things in them, things I can carry away from then, lessons I have learned. What's there to be ashamed of?
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Oh no! I don't want to be any of them! I read the Illiad and other such works in Latin and later just for fun and research. I love them, but they are full of incest, cannibalism, rape, betrayel and revenge. Do I really want to be a powerhungry douchebag who is the child of a rapist and his daughter? Yeah..
BUT I can relate to Persephone, so I'd probably be her.. Hades is one hot dude, too, and I think there's lots to him people don't see. (You know, because he's a real person and all..)
One food you would never eat?
Human? Though I'm not sure. Maybe I would eat human..
Describe your most embarrassing moment.
I almost send this email with the initial story, which was about my biology-teacher, the new girlfriend of my then-ex and me being called something close to Pussy by said biology teacher in front of her and all of her friends. (It's an inside joke between him, me, and some other classmates)
But that's too embarrassing, right? ;P
Tell us 5 random, non-bookish things about yourself!
- I've been diagnosed with burn out. (When I was 17. It still cracks me up.)
- I'm in an on-off-relationship with vegetarism. (I do eat meat, but only if it's from humans. Obviously.)
- I love forearms. Seriously. (Look at Timothy Olyphants forearms in any of his movies and shows.)
- I want to go to a slutwalk.
- I know how to say "Do you want to pee with me?" in Vietnamese.
With my mom.
Best present ever?
I have no clue.
Right now.. The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Plural, please? Kelley Armstrong, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brook, Kim Harrison, Julie James.. Dozens.
I have a new soap (actually also shampoo) and it smells like lemon cake. This is just absolutely amazing!
Erbse. Which means "pea". Maybe I was green and round when I was a baby?
The Silence of the Lambs was very impressive. Serenity killed me. I love the Doctor Who Christmas Specials and I consider every Season of Sherlock a movie, so those, too.
A mixture of green and yellow.
- Anais Nin
because both of them are so very accurate.
Favorite ice cream flavor?
Again, I haven't got the faintest.
I hope I'm allowed to do some self-promotion while I'm here: Every (sort of meaningful) comment on this interview counts as an entry for the Giveaway I'm hosting right now over at BookExhibitionism. The more followers BE gains in this time, the more books I'm going to give away, so maybe check it out while you are still young and fresh. (Or not so much)
Sorry for any mistakes I made, my only excuse is that I am still on painmeds after an evil dentist cut me open and all. *grin*
Satu, thank you very much for having me, and also for not throwing up in my face when you read the questions I had in mind for your interview over at my blog. (Wow, I'm good with the self promo today)
Did I mention the word "interrogation" earlier..? I may have got little excited about this! So again, thanks to Patricia for putting up with my questions! :)
And I love your nickname! I was basically called "troll" when I was a baby, because I was all hairy and stuff.
So I'd definitely prefer being pea, or even a green mini-shrekbaby over hairy troll! ;D
Oh, and I'll come for you if I ever need to learn Vietnamese and if I'm afraid it'll get too lonely to pee alone!