Saturday, February 20, 2016

2016 BOOK BLOGGER LOVE-A-THON


Hey guys! I decided I'd join in on the love-a-thon this year, hosted by Alexa, Cee, Hazel, and Mel! Click their names to check out all their awesome blogs!

Today we were asked to do this awesome questionnaire and I'm excited for you guys to get to know me a bit more! I feel I spend a lot of time interviewing tons of other lovely bloggers so I guess it's time for the tables to be turned!

1. What's your name? 
My name is Krystianna and I adore my name because it's pretty unique and different, especially with the spelling.

2. Where in the world are you blogging from?
USA!

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3. How did you get into blogging in the first place?
I actually got into blogging after I read the Hunger Games trilogy. I know, that doesn't sound too originally (most likely), but it's the truth. I immediately went online and searched for more books just like it and found that it was part of this awesome science fiction subgenre called dystopian and I stumbled across some book blogs. I knew that I had to have one, so my book blog was born a few months later!

4. How did you come up with your blog name?
I've always been a fan of alliteration and I love dystopian novels, so thus my title was born.

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5. What genre do you read and review most on your blog?
It used to be dystopian novels, though I feel that I've been reviewing and reading more and more contemporary novels in the past year.

6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
I do discussion posts, music recommendations, book recommendations, and blogger interviews. Occasionally I'll review some movies or TV shows that are based off books. I also love talking about taglines and started this series of posts called Trendy Taglines, so be on the lookout for those! I think I have one posted pretty recently from last month.

7. Best blogging experience so far?
Besides meeting tons of other wonderful bloggers who love reading just as much as me, I'd have to say it's a tie between two experiences, and they both involve Twitter. I've been retweeted by both Shay Mitchell (YES, the awesome actress who plays Emily in Pretty Little Liars) and Peter Facinelli (the actor who plays Edward's father in the Twilight films)! I got retweeted for both of them after tagging them in book reviews that I did for their novels and it was just so cool to know that they had read my reviews and liked them and visited my blog and AHHH I still get excited thinking about it!

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8. Favorite thing about the blogging community?
I'd have to say it's the amount of opportunity that we as book bloggers have. We can review books, talk with publicists, fangirl with other book bloggers, and go to book conventions. IT'S JUST SO FUN.

9. Name the 5 books you're most excited for this 2016!
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They are all pretty geeky books, but I'm a pretty geeky person, so it makes sense.

10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn't get to in previous years!
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11. What's an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
The Awaken series by Katie Kacvinsky! I've honestly only read book one (only because I haven't gotten around to purchasing the other two). However, I've read it about 4 times because I love it so much. IT JUST DOESN'T GET ENOUGH LOVE FROM OTHERS SO I GIVE IT ALL THE LOVE I CAN.


12. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
I'd love to have Dorian as a friend from Throne of Glass. 

13. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
This one would have to be a tie between Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and Finnick from Catching Fire. They are both pretty awesome.


14. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad?
Celaena from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I don't consider this cheating even though she's survived her own apocalypse.)
Kady from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Thomas from The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Jamie from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (I NEED SOMEONE TO BE FUNNY IN MY SQUAD, OR WE WILL PROBABLY NOT SURVIVE BECAUSE THE WORLD WOULD BE TOO DEPRESSING.)

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15. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I love listening to music, playing xbox, watching Netflix, perusing YouTube for hours on end, and playing field hockey and lacrosse.

16. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
I love shopping for video games, Converse (I own 7 pairs at the moment), quirky t-shirts, and sunglasses. I seriously love sunglasses.

17. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song-and it's your song. What song would be playing?
At the moment, my favorite song is Go by Grant Terry which I found while randomly scrolling through Spotify, so I guess it would be that... or anything by Panic! at the Disco or Imagine Dragons, BECAUSE I LOVE THEM.


18. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
The Gone series by Michael Grant! I think it would seriously make a wonderful TV show. 

19. What would your dream library look like?
I'd love a library with a spiral staircase. Also, it has to have one of those swivel ladders that you can literally glide over the books with, like in Beauty and the Beast.

20. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?
ERNEST CLINE PLEASE. I just want to hear all his funny '80's jokes in real life and I bet we could talk about nerdy things like video games, because I'm a huge gamer geek.

32 comments:

  1. Quiet stalker here :) I love your apolcalypse squad. You would survive with them :)

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  2. Ooooh! Chucks! I only have 1 pair and it's a all black one. I love black Chucks. I think if I'm gonna have Chucks, I'll have the standard Black, White and Red. Then I'd go crazy with the Nikes ahahhahaha

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    1. I actually do have black and red ones, but for some reason I then have like 3 pairs of green which is weird because I'm not the biggest green fan, haha! Nice to meet you. :)

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  3. That's so cool how two actors RTed your reviews!

    The Awaken sounds pretty cool. I've added it to my tbr. :)

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  4. Love this! Your apocalypse squad is great! I love Noah from Mara Dyer series too! <3 I would also love to have Dorian as my best friend.


    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  5. I absolutely adore Imagine Dragons! And I have heard so much about Rainbow Rowell that I feel like I need to get on board and know who this author is. Even if it's out of my genre, I love knowing about all the best authors, especially when their fans spread so much love about them.

    Have a great day!
    Amber, The Blonde Writer

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  6. Your name is really unique, most especially how it is spelled. I hope you do read Since You’ve Been Gone, it is totally an awesome book. One of my all-time faves actually! I also need to check out The Awaken series by Katie Kacvinsky! <3

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  7. I still need to read Since You've Been Gone and An Ember in the Ashes too! And I'm checking out your fav song! :D I hope you are enjoying the Love-A-Thon!
    Aldii @ perfectioninbooks.wordpress.com

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  8. Glad to see you taking part in Love-A-Thon!
    I'm pretty excited for An Ember in the Ashes too. And oh my gosh, that library photo! I need it ;)

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  9. I would have Dorian as my BFF and boyfriend too ;) oh Ember in the Ashes is a must-read

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  10. Hey Krystianna! I absolutely loved An Ember in the Ashes. It's one of my more recommended books from this past year. Let me know what you think of it when you get to it!

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  11. Carry On is the best! Hope you get to it soon. I also have had Since You've Been Gone in my TBR for way too long...It's interesting to see you got into blogging after reading The Hunger Games - they are some of the books that got me back into reading in 2013 - I hadn't been reading as much as when I was a kid, but after this series and TFIOS I discovered a whole new world of books! Your 2016 expectations have such pretty covers I might have to check them out!

    Hope you enjoy the Love-A-Thon!

    Bruna Writes

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  12. I love shopping for video games as well! I don't really branch out on what I buy which is basically Legend of Zelda, but ahhhh, I love window shopping for them! I go to Gamestop every time I go home for the weekend! I love it! I loved An Ember in the Ashes, I hope that you get around to it soon! I can't believe I never thought to put Celaena on my apocalypse squad. BAD CYRA! :)

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  13. I've seen a lot of blog posts today that pick Celaena for her apocalypse squad! Which I suppose makes sense- I mean, multi-skilled assassin, good with all kinds of weapons, generally in fighting shape, probably something you want as part of you apocalypse survival team.

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  14. I read Since You've Been Gone last year- it was pretty good! I want to read Carry On as well. I've only read her adult books and I feel like I would enjoy her YA books more. In fact, I have Eleanor & Park on my shelf right now (at university so I'll read it sooner).

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love that we share a love for peppermint and chocolate, and YES to peppermint hot chocolate! I drank SO MUCH After Eight hot chocolate over Christmas =) We have some of the same apocalypse team too, but I love that you included someone funny ... it really would be great to have someone cracking jokes when the world is ending! I read and reviewed a lot of dystopian when I first started my blog too, but then kind of burned out on the genre. I do love a good dystopian though, and am looking forward to getting back into it. Have you read Pure by Julianna Baggott? It's one of my favourites -- so unique, and unlike any other series I've read! It's a dystopian twist on the Hiroshima bombing, and she's a poet so the writing is so beautiful.

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  16. I actually love your blog name so much - alliteration just gets me everytime - it always sounds cool! Learning to Swear in American sounds awesome too haha I totally get why you're excited for that book!
    Finnick is amazing - I completely forgot about him when I wrote my post up!
    Panic at the Disco has some awesome songs - I listen to their more mainstream stuff, but I can always dance to their music! :)
    Hope your LoveAThon has been going about amazingly and thanks so much for stopping by at Corralling Books!

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  17. that is an amazing apocalypse squad! XD and an ember in the ashes & carry on are both amazing! hope you enjoy them! :)

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  18. Celaena, Katniss, and Kady! (I picked two out of the three for my apocalypse squad!) I also love dystopian!

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  19. An Ember in the Ashes was so, so good. Dark and brutal and heartbreaking, but incredibly well-written! I'm very excited about the sequel coming out this year. Also, I like your blog name a lot! It's definitely catchy and easy to remember. So glad you're joining in this year, and happy love-a-thon!

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  20. Yay for alliteration! I love them! So naturally, I love your blog name and your music taste is superb!!!! <3

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  21. We Should Hang Out Sometime is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. I love this amazingly funny memoir like no other! An Ember in the Ashes is definitely a book worth reading too.
    And don't you just love to be retweeted by someone famous? Authors are my rockstars, so whenever a big author RT's or even follows me, I flip and fangirl so hard. ♥

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  22. Hi Krystianna!
    Wow I haven't heard of any of your most anticipated 2016 releases O_O
    I loved SYBG it's such a lovely contemporary.
    Totally yes to your squad. Celaena always! And Katniss is so resourceful.
    Ernest Cline would be such an interesting person to sit down with! I imagine he'd be a bit like James Halliday with all his 80s facts.

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  23. Oh, I need a spiral staircase in my library! I hope you enjoy reading An Ember in the Ashes and Carry On, I recently read both and enjoyed them! I'm going to peruse your blog now, your other posts sound interesting!

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  24. Oh my gosh that's soo cool you got retweeted by Shay Mitchell and Peter Facinelli I'd so flail if that happened to me xD! I know that'd go in my top blogging moment too :) I would seriously love a Beauty and the Beast library, can that please happen? T.T

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  25. i'm a big twilight fan still, so i think that's really cool that you got retweeted by Peter!
    Nice to meet you! happy Love A Thon!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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  26. I still need to read Carry On, I've heard nothing but great things about it! That's so cool about Twitter! I love when things like that happen!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

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  27. That is awesome that you were retweeted by actors! I almost died the first time Neil Gaiman replied to one of my tumblr questions and when I was followed by Kelley Armstrong! The internet is an awesome place!
    Also, every dream library needs a spiral staircase!

    Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLiterature

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  28. I love your blog name and how you came up with it!! <3 Your squad is awesome. I COMPLETELY forgot about Thomas!

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  29. THAT BUZZLIGHTYEAR IN FRONT OF AN AMERICAN FLAG IS SO PERF.

    I'm so excited about the Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love because COMICS! I love it so much! When you read Grasshopper Jungle, prepare yourself because just a bunch of horny things. Ha. ;D

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  30. I love the Dean gif.

    I want to read an ember is the ashes as well.

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