Hello readers, and happy Wednesday! Today I am starting the first of many blogger spotlights that I am doing this summer, starting with the wonderful Georgia Blackhart, blogger at the Bibliomaniac Book Blog! I've known Georgia for quite a few years and am an avid reader of her blog - she blogs about a wide-range of book-related topics such as gorgeous book covers, book reviews and blog tours, and bookstagram. She writes in such a clear and effortless way and I love the way her blog looks - it's so sharp and professional!
Hi! I'm Georgia, and I'm the sixteen year old blogger that runs The Bibliomaniac. I've been blogging since 2011. I'm starting sixth form, and read around my studying. My favourite books (of 2016 - just to narrow it down a little!) are Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein, Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami.
Today I am lucky enough to have Georgia on my blog - to chat all things books and blogging!
Hi Georgia! So, what’s the best thing about being a book blogger?
So many things! Well... I mention a lot in question three, so here I'll say that I love discovering lots of fantastic new books, and seeing amazing titles get lots of love and attention, and helping spread the word about reads that I love.
What’s the most difficult/challenging thing about being a book blogger?
I think sometimes I'll accept lots of books for review and then feel really bad when I can't keep up - during exam season for example. I know I'm not obligated to review, but I really really want to, so it's hard to not feel guilty about abandoning books!
What’s been your highlight in the time that you’ve been a book blogger?
So many things! In general, I'd say the events I've been able to go to and take part in, and the people I've been able to meet as a result. I have met so many really lovely people, and done so many amazing things - from work experience, to attending lots of great talks, and joining in with publicity campaigns for really awesome books. Well... that's multiple things. Oops.
Name one author you would love to meet, and one blogger you would love to meet in real life!
I would love to meet Haruki Murakami, because I've fallen in love with his writing recently and he's incredibly inspirational. As for a blogger - I've known Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf for years now, and we haven't met yet. Although one time, we were even at the same event and practically walked past each other without knowing, which was weird!
What advice would you give anyone who wants to start a book blog?
I would say that you should start a book blog because you enjoy reading and communicating with other people and sharing opinions - not just for the free books :) Also, it's great to put your own spin on things! Make your blog a cool reflection of yourself, and post the things you like to post. If I don't really feel like writing a book review, I'll turn a post about a book into something original for example, like an infographic.
Thanks Georgia for being on my blog!
Check out Georgia's blog here: https://thebibliomaniacbookblog.com
Make sure you guys keep an eye out for my other book blogger spotlights being published soon on my blog!
Until next time :)