So today I am officially introducing you to the lovely Sophie from So Many Books, So Little Time.
I hope that it lets you get to know her a bit better and you can see why she is such a lovely person who deserves to be followed by you. :-)
Hello! :) I’m Sophie and I’m 20. I’m in my final year at Bath Spa Uni where I study the delights of English Lit and Creative Writing. I’ll be graduating in a few short months which is absolutely terrifying!
How long have you had your blog?
I can hardly believe it, but I’ve had my blog for four years! I didn’t think id last a month so I’m pretty pleased I’m still going and people are still reading my rambles!
Do you enjoy running your blog?
I really, really do. If I didn’t there’s no way I would have been able to keep it up through uni – it’s definitely a labour of love! In fact, I think I’d be quite lost without it. I’d need to find a whole new method of procrastination…
When you started, did you ever think that it would end up the way it has?
Not in the slightest! There were very few UK bloggers around when I started; the only ones I can really remember are Jenny from Wondrous Reads who started in the same week I did, the lovely Luisa at Chicklish (whose first book, Split by a Kiss, was my first review copy!) and Michelle from Fluttering Butterflies.
I never imagined it would become such a big community where we’re all fantastic friends and support each other and our favourite books and authors with such passion. That I could never have predicted. Nor could I have guessed just how many books I’d end up with!
Is there an interesting background story to the name of your blog, if there is, tell us!
Sorry to be totally boring, but there actually isn’t! I know it’s a famous quote by Frank Zappa which was probably where I heard it from, though I didn’t know it at the time, but it just popped in to my head and was completely appropriate for me.
As we’ve got this far without mentioning it, why not tell us a little something about your blog, what you post, how it runs, who you cater to, etc.
Okay. So Many Books, So Little Time is primarily a YA review blog. Every so often I’ll review something a little younger and I probably review about one adult book a year (usually Paige Toon’s latest!), but my heart lies in YA and that’s what the blog shows I think. I also take part in a fair few blog tours and I used to have a weekly author interview feature that I hope to bring back after I’ve graduated and I have more time on my hands.
Do you participate or host and blog memes? If you do, which is your favourite?
The only meme I take part in is In My Mailbox. I’ve been taking part in this since I started blogging and even among all of the controversy surrounding it, I’m too sentimental to stop! I think it also allows me to at least showcase books that I may not get around to reading so I don’t feel like I’ve completely let down whichever publisher has sent me the book.
What about blog tours and blog hops? Have you ever or do you ever want to participate in them?
As I said, I do take part in a fair few blog tours. They can be a really great way to have direct content from some really amazing authors that I otherwise not be able to get hold of myself. There’s no other way I could have let my little sister interview one of her favourite authors Malorie Blackman, have Eoin Colfer write about ending Artemis Fowl or have Sarah Rees Brennan and Moira Young write phenomenal posts about fictional towns and female heroes. Although they can be a pain, that makes up for it.
What is the best book you read in 2012?
Just one?! That’s cruel… I wrote a post containing about 16 because I couldn’t narrow it down! But okay, just one. One… Give me a minute. Okay, so I’m going differentiate ‘best’ from ‘favourite’ so that leaves me with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne. I absolutely refuse to choose between them!
What about so far in 2013?
Well, as Faye is extremely organised and I’m trying to be organised and helpful in return, it’s still January as I’m writing this. The 12th actually, so I’ve only read four and a half books this year. But even in those four and a half, the book I’m reading right now wins hands down: Undone by Cat Clarke. So freaking good. If you haven’t read any of Cat’s books before, go do it now!
Has there ever been a book that you haven’t been able to finish? If so, what was it? And why couldn’t you finish?
There have been very few I haven’t finished as I almost feel like I’m doing to author a disservice if I don’t see it through to the end! But with the help of Goodreads I’ve discovered that since I started blogging I’ve only abandoned nine non-uni books. That’s actually quite a few…
They are: Loving Spirit by Linda Chapman, Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore, Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan, Small Blue Thing by SC Ransom, Everneath by Brodi Ashton, Pure by Julianna Baggott, This is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees and All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls. I obviously just didn’t click with them at the time.
What is your favourite book genre?
Contemporary YA. No contest.
Quick Fire Round
ebook or hardcopy?
Hardcopy every time. I don’t even own an e-reader!
ya or adult?
vampires or werewolves?
chocolate or vanilla?
harry potter or twilight?
four or peeta?
Not as easy as the rest, but Peeta.
series or single?
Single. Series’ are getting on my nerves.
blogger or wordpress?
And finally, Is there anything else you would like to say about you or your blog?
Please don’t be afraid to pop over to the blog and leave a comment! Alternatively, I’m ALWAYS on Twitter so if you want to say hi or have a specific question, send away! You can also shoot me an email; I’m fairly good at responding so you shouldn’t have to wait too long for a reply!
I’d also like to say a massive thank you to Faye for asking me to be her blogger spotlight and make sure to let Faye know how awesome her and her blog is!
Thanks for answering all of my questions Sophie! It was great having you on the blog! If you want to know more about her, feel free to hop on over to her blog and follow her!