Today I’m here to show you a little bit more of George from George Lester Writes as I have an interview with him!
Tell us a little something about yourself!
an aspiring author, former bookseller, infrequent youtuber and graduate from Kingston University studying Drama and Creative Writing (first class, if you must know!)
How long have you had your blog?
I’ve had several blogs but this is the first time I’ve sort of taken it a bit more seriously (despite the lack of posts) and really tried to own what I post. I’ve had this site for just over a year.
Do you enjoy running your blog?
Sometimes. Most of the time. I think I just struggle to post often and then I worry I’m not interesting enough and
When you started, did you ever think it would end up the way it has?
No. I thought I would be better at it! Ha!
Is there an interesting background story to the name of your blog?
It was originally going to be called TheGeorgeLester.com or .co.uk or whatever to keep with my twitter name and my instagram name. But then I decided I wanted it to be more of an author website sort of thing, I guess. I wanted it to be the place for George Lester the writer. Hence, GeorgeLesterWrites! :)
It’s not an interesting background story, but it is a very much overthought and pretentious one! :D
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
Ah yes, so I post book reviews for the most part but more recently there have been more guest posts and blog tours featuring on my blog. And whenever something kicks off in the media/someone says something I very much don’t like, I will post an opinion piece on it. There are also occasional posts on writing…but they are very occasional. I think in future, I hope to post more things about writing/my writing.
Do you participate or host blog memes? If you do, which is your favourite?
I don’t, but I really want to! The Waiting On Wednesday and the Top 5/Top 10 posts people do! I just don’t know how to get involved because I’m rubbish at life!
What about blog tours? Have you ever or do you ever participate in them?
The first blog tour I was ever a part of actually happened this year and was for The Art of Being Normal! It was brilliant and I’ve agreed to take part in multiple ones since, four of which are happening in April! Whoop!
What is the best book you read in 2014?
Hands down, The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. A positively stunning read! AH!
What about so far in 2015?
2015 has been a mixed bag to me so far. Favourites (as of 27/03/15) include REMIX (pronounced ReeeeeeeeeeeeeMIX) by Non Pratt, Hold Me Closer by David Levithan, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Simon David Hutchinson, and Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. All contemporary which is odd…
Has there ever been a book that haven’t been able to finish? If so, what was it? And why couldn’t you finish?
There have been many, I’m afraid. Currently though, I’m stuck on Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It\s not that it isn’t a good book because the writing is brilliant but it is just quite slow for me. And I’m gutted because I really want to love it. I’m going to power through it because this is exactly how I felt about Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and I ended up LOVING that!
What is your favourite book genre?
Well, if the above is anything to go by then I guess it would be contemporary, but I love quite a large range. It really depends what kind of mood I’m in. At the moment, I think I’m in the mood for something pretty action packed which is pretty good with the book I’m reading at the moment! *Top Secret though innit!*
Quick Fire Round
ebook or hardcopy?
YA or Adult?
Vampires or Werewolves?
Vampies! (Someone needs to do proper vampires again!)
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Harry Potter or Twilight?
Harry Potter, til the end…
Four or Peeta?
Series or Single?
Series…but I need to really love it if I’m going to commit!
Blogger or WordPress?
And finally, is there anything else you would like to say about you or your blog?
I’m going to go into more detail about this in a blogpost but over the summer ’14 I signed with a literary agent, Sam Copeland (RCW), and have edited my first book with him. So I guess that sort of also makes me a writer or YA books…unpublished as yet…but, like I said, more on this in the blogpost! :)
Thanks so much for having me on here Faye, it’s an total privilege to be a part of your blog!
You can find George on his blog here. Or you can follow him on twitter here.