Hey again guys!!
This weekend there's an amazing event taking place in the blogosphere: the 2015 Book Blogger Love-A-Thon!! Organized and hosted by the lovely Alexa from Alexa Loves Books!
I'm gonna try and take part as much as possible but my work schedule might not be the best for this, given how I am a bit zombie today after working night shift!
But let's get this started! The first official post is gonna be a questionnaire so any of you lovelies that might be visiting the blog for the first time will get to know me a bit, and those that visit now and then will get to know me a lil better!
1. What’s your name?
I have two first names, Maria Pilar, but I go by the second one only, so Pilar or Pili.
2. Where in the world are you blogging from?
Alcala de Henares, very close to Madrid, in Spain!
3. How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I started blogging about handmade items and then transitioned to blogging about books because I've always LOVED books and reading.
4. How did you come up with your blog name?
I chose it when I was blogging about handmade stuff, so it was quite self explanatory, thinking of changing it soon though!
5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
Mostly I read and review science fiction and fantasy, and a few contemporaries now and then!
6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
I usually do a meme or two, and when I have the time to do so, I have my Ink & Batter feature, where I shared book inspired decorated cupcakes!
7. Best blogging experience so far?
I've loved connecting with fellow bloggers and reaching out to authors and taking part in tours and the like. And one of my fave things have been doing matching Ink & Batter and Cover Puppies posts with my friend Becca from Pivot Book Reviews!
8. Favorite thing about the blogging community?
Interacting with authors and being able to flail and comment the good and the bad with people that understand my feelings and craziness about books!
9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!
Hmmmm, Queen of Shadows and ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas, The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger, End of Days by Susan Ee, Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows and The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater... and I could go on and on and on!!
10. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller and All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill! And as for a recent series that more people need to read Every Breath and the next two books in the series by Ellie Marney!!
11. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
I think Rachel Watts from Every Breath because despite not liking being out of her comfort zone, she takes risks and is kick arse!
12. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I love baking and photography and travelling!
13. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
As of late, mostly housewares, because I'll be moving to my own place soon and I am enjoying choosing dishes and glasses and the like!
14. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
Defying Gravity from the Wicked Musical, it's the song that manages to put me in a good mood no matter how awful I feel as of late!
And that's all for now folks!
Yay Wicked! I loved that musical. I need to see it again!ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of the books you mentioned for underrated, I'll have to check them out! If you do change your blog name have you decided on any ideas yet?
Great post and hola to you over in Spain ;)
*waves* Hola Sarah!Delete
Yeah, I have an idea, but I don't know if I'll be using it on it's own or adding something to it... still plotting!
And I hope you'll read both All Our Yesterdays and A Mad Wicked Folly, I really loved both!!
Ink & Batter is such a cool idea! I'll be following so I can see what you make.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Heather! I better get started on working on some new cupcakes then! =DDelete
I love your cupcake idea, being creative and then giving yourself a treat=perfecto!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elizabeth! It's a win-win, isn't it?Delete
How could I have possibly forgot about The Raven King? What is wrong with me?? Lol. I CANNOT wait for that one!! Also, I absolutely LOVE Defying Gravity. What a great choice!ReplyDelete
Stefani @ Caught Read Handed
There are so many books that picking 5 means choosing and leaving so many we cannot wait out of the list!Delete
Thank you Stefani!
Ahhh so that's how your blog name came about! I need to search through some of your old posts so I can see these handmade item posts, I love those!! YES to all of those books, especially QUEEN OF SHADOWS, ACOTAR, Wrath, and OQ. I really want to read A Mad, Wicked Folly, it sounds wonderful I love the baking pictures you post, I just want to eat everything xD Lovely getting to know you hun<33ReplyDelete
Yep, now the name makes a lil more sense, right? ;)Delete
I like this survey! I'd have so much fun answering these questions :D Yay Madriiiiiidddddd!!!!! Or close enough.ReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
YAY! Give the questionnaire a try and join up if you have the time Alyssa! =DDelete
I love your Ink and Batter posts! Here's another fun one of these to try, if you want, HERE.ReplyDelete
Thank you Lisa!Delete
I still can't believe I know someone from Spain~ I'm excited about that hehe~ I love Ink & Batter!!! You're so crazy talented!! I can't wait for more cupcakes :DReplyDelete
Woohoo for having friends all over the world!Delete
I better get started on working on more Ink & Batter cupcakes soon!
Ink & Batter looks like such a cool feature! I'll have to go check out some of your posts :)ReplyDelete
I'm definitely excited for ACOTAR! I've heard such amazing things about it!
Thank you so much, Christy!Delete
Hola Pili! ¿Vives en España? Tengo celos! Quiero visitar algún día....ReplyDelete
I'll switch to English so everyone can understand. Haha. I am SO excited for QoS! I loved ACOTAR, so I know you will love it too! I've bee hearing so many awesome things about Ellie Marney's books! I definitely need to add those to my TBR! Loved All Our Yesterdays- that book completely took me by surprise! Oh and I love Defying Gravity. I love all showtunes and love to blast them and sing at the top of my lungs. Haha.
Yep, born and bred here, as you might say! ;) I hope you'll get to visit because not only this is a beautiful country, we have something for everyone! Nature, culture, party, awesome food!Delete
And you definitely need to check Ellie Marney's books, I'm dying to get my hands on the final book!
Oh and I have the Wicked soundtrack playing on repeat on my car! ;)
Hi Pili! YOUR CUPCAKES ARE SO PRETTY. I can barely create a swirl on my own :p Although I don't have the best singing voice, I always burst out in song when I hear Defying Gravity and pretend I'm Elphaba, hehe.ReplyDelete
Hi Amaris! I have the Wicked soundtrack playing on repeat on my car, and I am always singing my lungs out when Defying Gravity comes! ;)Delete
Thank you for visiting my blog!
I think it's cool that you bake cupcakes with inspired toppers - I wish I were as clever in the kitchen! Alas, I shall have to admire your creations instead (oh, and eat cupcakes) ;) I also think you're in for a treat with The Orphan Queen, and A Court of Thorns and Roses, as both were PHENOMENAL reads. I'm also really excited about Queen of Shadows!! And Defying Gravity is an amazing song to get you feeling inspired and strong.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the Love-a-Thon!
Thank you so much Alexa! And thank you so much for organizing LoveAThon!!Delete
Hi Pili! :D Ooh, Spain! I haven't seen a lot of book bloggers from Spain.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, your Ink & Batter feature looks really good and delicious! :D
Really excited for The Wrath and the Dawn as well! :D
DEFYING GRAVITY. I LOVE THAT SONG. I love allll the songs in Wicked.
I really must read Every Breath!
Hi Cynthia! I do hope you'll read Every Breath very soon because it is amazing!Delete
And thank you so much for visiting! =D
Oh I ADORE the Wicked soundtrack!! I've seen that play twice and I just LOVE it! I loved every breath!! I can't wait for the other two! I've been debating if I should just buy from the australian pub and i might -- such a good book!ReplyDelete
I've only seen Wicked once and I'm dying to go see it again! And I got Every Word and preordered Every Move from Fishpond with free shipping, so DO IT, Wendy! ;)Delete
Gorgeous post Pili. <3 Love getting to know you better :D You are all kinds of amazing. <3 And yay for waiting on so many awesome books, hih :) And yess. More people need to read All Our Yesterdays! So good. <3 Thank you for sharing sweetie :) Hope you are feeling better. <3ReplyDelete
Thank you so much sweetie! YOU are amazing! *big hugs*Delete
Someday I will visit Spain. It is my dreammmmmmmm.ReplyDelete
Blog name changes are so difficult.
I'm so ready for The Raven King. Neeeeeed.
I love Defying Gravity. It is the best.
YESSS!! If you come you must let me know so we can meet up!!Delete
And yep, blog name changes are SO difficult...
I neeeeed the Raven King, but I'm not sure if I'm ready or if I'll ever be!!
Thank you for visiting!!
THE RAVEN KING!!!! (*^▽^)/★*☆♪ReplyDelete
I love interacting with everyone in this community. They're all so wonderful and open and THE BEST PEOPLE EVER. :D I want to read both of your underrated books, especially All Our Yesterdays (which I have sitting on my shelf but haven't read it yet).
AND OMG THE RAVEN KING I'M SO EXCITED. *dies*
It was so nice getting to know you! And thank you for stopping by The Fox's Hideaway. :)
Hi Holly! It's been fantastic meeting new people because of LoveAThon!Delete
Thank you for visiting!
And I cannot wait to hear what you think of All Our Yesterdays!!
You're going to laugh at me, but for some reason I had it in my head that you lived in Canada, LOL. My bad. *snickers* Congrats on getting your own place soon! Shopping for housewares might sound kind of dull, but I LOVED it, b/c MINE. Also--I miss your Ink & Batter feature. It's very cool ;)ReplyDelete
In Canada? Really?? *snickers* Well, now you know I live in the slightly sunnier and warmer Spain! ;)Delete
I agree 100%! Buying housewares is a lot of fun for me because I'm choosing everything for meeee and my place, so as you say MINE!! =D
I need to bring back Ink & Batter, but it might have to wait till I'm in the new house...