Hi Luisa, welcome to A
Hi Beverley, thank you for having me here!
Why did you decide to start a blog that focussed on reviews for teenage and YA novels?
I wanted to talk about the novels I most love reading! Chicklish was co-founded by me and other avid readers of books for teenagers, one of whom is Keris Stainton (author of Della Says OMG! and Jessie Hearts NYC). We started the blog before either of us had novels published. Keris and I were talking one day about a publishing professional who said that YA/teen fiction would probably never be as big in the
as it was becoming in the States. We asked each other, "But why not?", and we decided to try to do something about it by telling other readers about great British teen fiction. UK
How did you come up with the name Chicklish?
Are there any books you are looking forward to read in 2012?
Too many to list! And just when I think I have my reading pile under control, publishers bring out more fabulous books! Not that I'd have it any other way...
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own book blog?
Definitely do it! If you want to test the waters by reviewing at Chicklish first, you'd be very welcome - quite a few teen book bloggers have started out this way. Just write to me and I'll try to find a book that suits your reading tastes. Other than that, have a look at some other book blogs and take the plunge! I have written some general book-blogging advice on the Booktrust site, so you could check that out, too. http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/teenagers/writing-tips/tips-for-starting-a-book-blog/
What do you think about the book blogging community?
I love it - it's friendly, supportive and wonderful!
Thank you Luisa!
Thanks again to Luisa! So that's the first post for Book Blogger Month, come again to see more great posts and interviews...