Blogoversary Celebration: Interview with Kyra from Blog of a Bookaholic

26 February 2013

Here is the fourth of five interviews ( with giveaways ) of my best blogging buddies. I hope you enjoy!
Here, you can get to know Kyra from Blog of a Bookaholic

Hi Kyra! *shoves plate of books at you* oh sorry that’s my dinner *hands over plate of cookies...* how are you? Would you like to introduce yourself and your awesome blog?
Hi! Why thank you for the biscuits, but I'd like to have some of the books instead! :p
*Takes biscuits and munches on them, while picking up a book to read*
My name is Kyra and I am a teenage book blogger. My blog, Blog of a Bookaholic, is where I write reviews on the books I have read as well as other bookish posts. My favourite colour is pink (you can probably tell by looking at my blog :P), and I mostly read young adult and middle-grade fiction. When I am older I hope to be a scientist or a journalist! :D I love reading, writing, blogging, playing piano, playing guitar, drawing, painting, dancing and singing! :D
(I think we have pretty much the same hobbies...:))

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I love reading. I love talking about books. Going book-shopping. Going to the library. Anything to do with books. But unfortunately I didn't have anyone to talk to about my latest bookish endeavors  therefore I created Blog of a Bookaholic to express my thoughts on the books I've read, as well as talk about all things bookish to other book-lovers like myself! :)

If you could have a fictional best friend, who would it be and why?
This is a hard one...there are so many fantastic characters out there that I'd love to be friends with...
If I had to choose though, I would choose Lennie from The Sky is Everywhere. She loves books, she considers herself a nerd (so I'm sure we'd have awesome conversations) and she is such a sweet person, I think we'd be great friends! :D
(oh I haven't read that book yet! *scurries to my room and  jots the name down*)

If you were stranded on a desert island with only the basic food and water, but you were allowed tot take 5 books, what would they be?
Does my Kindle count?
NO: No? Alrighty then...
I would take my Bible with, Life as We Knew It (I could read that book over and over and over again), The Sky is Everywhere (I could also read that book over again), Divergent, Insurgent and an island survival guide :D

If you could meet anybody (dead or alive, fictional or real), whom would you meet and what would you say to them?
This is a tricky one, there's so many people I would like to meet...
But probably Veronica Roth or Jandy Nelson. I'd like to tell them I think they're two of the best authors in the world and they write emotional, intense and riveting books. And I'd ask them to sign my copies of their books. :D

Love triangles...yes or no?
NO. I can not handle love triangles! It can be so tiresome reading about the main character not knowing which guy she should choose etc. However, if the love triangle is written properly, I quite enjoy it. Such as the love triangles in Clockwork Angel, The Sky is Everywhere and The Summer trilogy by Jenny Han!
(what about the Iron Fey series?!!)

Who is your favourite author and why?
My favourite author would have to be:
Cathy Cassidy - I have been a fan of her books since I was around 10 years old and I think I will always love reading her fantastic stories and beautiful writing.
Veronica Roth - I love the way she writes and she just writes the most intense novels ever!
Jandy Nelson - She has only written one book (as far as I'm aware of) and I desperately want her to write another book as she writes stunningly!

Have you ever met any authors before?
Yes! I have! :D When I lived in England, I met Cathy Cassidy! It was so much fun going to her book signing and I'll never forget it! :D
Also Roy Apps once came to my school and we met him, and this other time I went with my school to hear David Almond talk about his books, so I suppose that counts? :D

Share some of your favourite blogs with us?
Well, there's too many to name all of them :p So I'll have to say:
• Yours!
• ***Singing and Reading In the Rain***
• Bookhi
• Booked Up!
• Queen of Contemporary
• Amaterasu Reads
• Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
• LC's Adventures in Wonderland
• Xpresso Reads
• Bookish

That's all I'll name! :D

Most stunning book cover you’ve ever seen?
This is a hard one, there are a lot of stunning book covers out there...I'd have to choose:
1. The Archived. - Victoria Schwab
2. What's Left of Me - Kat Zhang
3. Splintered - A.G. Howard
4. The Selection - Kiera Cass
5. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
6. Enchanted - Alethea Kontis
7. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
8. Wake - Amanda Hocking
9. Switched - Amanda Hocking
10. The Look - Sophia Bennett


I think I should probably stop there...
(wow! good choices!)

Quick Questions:

Cats or Dogs?
Dogggiiiiiieeeessss! I love dogs and I've always grown up with one which has always been awesome! I think cats are pretty cute too but you can't really cuddle them as much as dogs :p
Bad Boys or Good? (fictional of course!)
I like the good boys haha! Sometimes the Bad Boys seem a bit too rough for my liking! :3
(haha same here...sometimes.;))
E-books or Physical copies?
Physical copies! I LOVE ebooks and my kindle, but there's just something special about a physical book!
Inside or Outside?
It depends! Inside in the winter and outside in the summer! :p
British or American fictional boys?
I'll have to go for British! :D They can be such gentlemen :p
(really? the boys I know aren't....;p )
Delirium or Divergent? 
Divergent! I haven't read Delirium yet, but I'm sure if I had, it would still be Divergent as its one of my all-time favourite!
(lol i've read it 10 times and counting...and Insurgent 3 times!)

Kyra and I have both read Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine but have you?
Here you can try and win a copy...
and that goes for everyone because the lovely Kathryn has let this giveaway be..

((click here to go to the goodreads page))

First, here's the rules/terms & conditions:

- Fill in the Rafflecopter below - please don't leave personal details in the comments section (for your own safety)
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL
- You must be 13 or older to enter.
- Nor, I, or the publishers are responsible for books lost or damaged in the post 
- Aside from the mandatory entries  all others are optional but completing them could give you a better chance of winning :)
- Giveaway ends on 27th March 2013 at 12am.
- I will email the winner who must reply within 48 hours, otherwise the prize will go to someone else :(


  1. Happy Blogoversary!! :D
    *throws confetti*

    I loved the interview. Kyra, you are awesome. :D

  2. Happy Blogoversary! :D *throws confetti*

    Awesome interview. I loved it!! :)
    And for the answer, no I haven't read any of the author's book yet. But it sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. Thank you so much for interviewing me! I had so much fun answering the questions! :D

  4. I haven't read anything by this author but I'd love to so thank you for the chance xD Happy blogoversary!

    The Mile Long Bookshelf

  5. I love Kyra's blog! Great interview, guys :)

    I love Lennie from The Sky is Everywhere. It is such a beautiful book, the poetry is breath-taking.

    Hehe, the island survival guide is a good idea. I should have done that :D


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