Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book Blogger Conversation with Jasmine Pearl

I'm excited to start a new series of posts with a group that is under appreciated--book bloggers!

Book bloggers are obviously so important to authors. They give consistent reviews. They open their blogs to us. They are readers and fans! I think we should honor them more.

So this series of interviews was born! Hopefully it will help authors find bloggers and give everyone else a better appreciation of them.

Again we have another teen blogger. It's great to get the perspective of someone actually in the YA category!

What types of books do you review?
I usually review YA books because they're really close to my heart. :)

Do you have any guidelines for authors to follow in contacting you? A link will work.
Yup, I do have some guidelines. Here's the link: https://jasminepearlreads.wordpress.com/contact-me/

Do you post anything besides reviews—such as cover art or giveaways?
I also post author Q&As, blog tours, giveaways, bookish stuff, and bookish talks (I love to interact with other bookworms!). 

How do you find books to review or do they come to you?
Sometimes, I request for them. Sometimes, they magically appear on my doorstep.  

What got you into blogging about books?
The main reason why I started blogging is to meet new bookish friends. I didn't actually know that I'd make it this far.

What elements go into a good review and how long does it take to write one?
I love realistic stories. I also highlight quotes/lines that made me curious about life. It usually takes me an hour or more to write reviews. I need a pen and a notebook too!  

How often do you post reviews?
I usually post reviews at least 4 times a month.
What types of things make for an extra special book? The kind you don’t forget?
As what I've said, realistic stories are really close to my heart.

Any marketing tips you’ve noticed work really well for authors?
Their friendliness and their love for their readers!

Favorite books you’ve reviewed.
Alive by Scott Sigler. Solitaire by Alice Oseman. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. 

Books you are looking forward to in the next year.
I still haven't browsed for next year's upcoming books. *hides*

Do you prefer kindle or actual books when reading?
ACTUAL books, ftw!

If you could only purchase one book, what would it be?
I prefer not to purchase a book. It will make my heart broken if I'll only choose one.

What’s your favorite spot to read?
On the sofa or at the library.

Give us your best advice for a beginning book blogger. 
Feel free to approach other book bloggers. Everyone in the bookish community is sweet and fab! :)


Jasmine Pearl is a 17 year old college student who loves blogging about YA books. She blogs at Jasmine Pearl Reads. She also post bookish photos on instagram. The main reason why she started book blogging is to meet new bookish friends in the internet. "Feel free to approach me, guys!" :)

1 comment:

  1. I had fun answering all these questions, Michelle. Thank you SO much! *hugs* <3