This week, we're going into our very first interview! This week's blogger is Ross from The Royal Bookshelf. (I got carried with an essay or two last week. Oops. The slacking has begun and that just makes me look really bad right now...)
All purple italics are my responses.
Outside of blogging and reading, what other interests do you have?
I am an aspiring writer, and have written 3 novels (so far!).
I’m also extremely obsessed with TV shows! Some I’m addicted to are Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, DC and Marvel shows and right now I’m binge watching Reign!
What is your most unusual accomplishment?
Probably finishing an entire series the day it comes out. As I’ve said - it’s an addiction! *nods* It is, indeed. Especially the satisfaction of being able to skip through mid-series cliffhangers.
What is your favorite food?
Pepperoni Pizza, mhmmmm...
If you got the chance to write a retelling, what would it be and what kind of spin would you take on it?
Interesting question! I love love love the story of Mulan and also Beauty & the Beast. I’d probably try incorporate a retelling of Mulan into the modern world and then maybe have an LGBTQ+ Beauty & the Beast? OMG, yes! I would read both in a heartbeat! (Particularly the one with Mulan...)
What fantasy world would you want to get stuck in if you got to choose?
Easy question! Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters!! I’m obsessed with her works and I’d love to have my own [runes] & parabatai!!
The year is young and 2017 has so many amazing releases (I mean, at least that’s what I’ve heard)! What are some releases that you are excited for, both debuts and non-debuts?
Oh God. There’s too many! If I have to list some…
- Release by Patrick Ness
- All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
- Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
- Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradise by Jandy Nelson
- A State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Gemina by Jay Kristoff
When We Collided by Emery Lourd
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
What are you looking forward to this year?
Any upcoming book festivals, most importantly DeptCon 3! I’m really excited for that!