Today, I am extremely excited to welcome Caitlin from The Cait Files! Even though she's only been blogging for a year, The Cait Files is A-MAZING and her reviews have already been quoted in TWO books!!! Be sure to check out her wonderful blog after reading this interview and don't forget to enter her blogoversary giveaway!
Hi Caitlin. Welcome to A Reading Daydreamer!
Hi Beverley!! Thank you for having me =]
What inspired you to start your own book blog?
Well I’d been following book bloggers for a while on twitter and enjoyed reading their blogs but I always thought no one would ever want to read what I had to say! Then I read Cassie Clare’s books and…wow! I just HAD to talk about them. So I bit the bullet, posted my review of City of Bones and went from there!
What are the best things about book blogging?
I really enjoy meeting new people to talk to about books, but also the recommendations. My reading habits had become a bit stale and I really enjoy finding out about books I never would’ve heard about otherwise.
You’ve only been blogging for a year but The Cait Files is already fantastic with loads of followers, what do you think is the key to a successful blog?
Wow thanks, it’s really nice of you to say so!! I think the main thing is to enjoy it, I reckon people can tell if blogging has become a chore for you. I also cannot emphasise the importance of networking enough. Take part in blog hops, visit as many people as you can, visit everyone who visits you, chat to people! THAT’s the way to build up a successful blog.
What do you have in store for 2012 for readers of your blog?
Well I’m going to continue with my new feature of discussion posts which I have imaginatively titled ‘Caitlin Considers’ ;). I’m really excited about these because I LOVE reading discussions on other blogs! I’ll obviously also be continuing with my reviews. I’ve cut down on the memes I participate in as I plan to use the extra time for visiting other blogs =] I’m also in the middle of planning a big summer event…watch this space :P
Which books are you eagerly anticipating in the coming year?
Insurgent by Veronica Roth is a MASSIVE one for me. I loved Divergent and I can’t wait to find out what happens to Tris and Four.
The Golden Lilly by Richelle Mead, the sequel to Bloodlines is another I cannot wait to read. I LOVED Vampire Academy so I’m really enjoying the spin-offs.
I also cannot wait for Onyx, the sequel to Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I just finished Obsidian and it is AMAZING so I am chomping at the bit for Onyx’s release in August.
I could go on forever about books coming out this year that I want to read, but I will restrain myself XD
Who are your favourite authors and what genres do you enjoy reading?
Cassie Clare is one of my favourite authors, I love both her TMI and TID series. I also have massive love for Sarah Rees Brennan and her Demon’s Lexicon trilogy. They’re set in England too! Other favourites are: Richelle Mead, Lili St. Crow, Maggie Stiefvater and Holly Black.
Urban Fantasy is my absolute favourite genre to read! Saying that, I will read pretty much anything. I adore dystopian at the moment and I’m getting back into reading more contemporary. I’m tending to shy away from stereotypical paranormal romance at the moment, in favour of stuff a bit fresher.
If the prime minister decided that all books should be banned apart from one, which book do you think deserves to stay in the UK?
Haha well, I’d love to make a big ironic statement and say Nineteen Eighty-Four…but I’d probably pick Harry Potter. Those books are a phenomenon and they’ve inspired generations of readers.
If you had the chance to go on holiday with a fictional character, who would you choose and where would you go?
Hahahaaaaa…I’d probably pick Damon Salvatore and it really wouldn’t matter where we went ;) but I shall say New York because I’ve always wanted to go!
If you ever wrote a book someday, what do you think it would be about?
I’d definitely write a vampire novel. I know they’re a bit out of fashion again now, but they always come back (they are immortal afterall) and they are my ultimate love. It would be less paranormal romance-y and more urban fantasy/thriller based though! And definitely set in North West England where I live!
And finally do you like to daydream?
Absolutely! One of my favourite pastimes ;)
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
Book or e-book: Book
Romance or adventure: Adventure….with some romance :P
Early bird or night owl: Oh Night owl for sure.
Reading or writing: Reading
Coffee or hot chocolate: Neither…I don’t drink any hot drinks except Hot Vimto and Lemon Tea!!
Thank you for such entertaining questions! I’ve really enjoyed answering them =]
Thank you again to Caitlin for her brilliant answers! Now hurry up and visit The Cait Files, you won't regret it ;)