Blogoversary Celebrations: Interview with Lucy from Queen of Contemporary + Giveaway

24 February 2013

Here is the second of five interviews ( with giveaways ) of my best blogging buddies. I hope you enjoy!
Here, you can get to know Lucy from Queen of Contemporary

Hi Lucy! *stuffs biscuit in mouth then remembers it's rude and quickly offers you one* how are you? Would you like to introduce yourself and your awesome blog?
Hi! Thank you for having me! *takes a biscuit and politely nibbles on it* My name is Lucy (obviously!) and I run the blog Queen of Contemporary. I'm thirteen years old and from England. I love writing and reading and so blogging is perfect for me, really. 
Why did you start blogging?
Blogging means that I can write freely on a daily basis. I can express my opinions on certain books and topics and people will read what I have to say. I am a very opinionated person and most of my friends get fed up with my rants so I can just go ahead and write what I think on my blog without anyone hitting me (not that they would. I hope not, anyway!).
Why did you change your name from Read, Write, Eat, Sleep to Queen of Contemporary ( I ADORE THE NAME BY THE WAY!)
Thank you! Although I loved Read, Write, Sleep, Eat, I wanted something that was shorter and easier to remember; the old name was so long and a bit of a mouthful. There are also a lot of names that begin with the word 'read' and I wanted something original. You have to remember that Read, Write, Sleep, Eat was a name that I quickly created when making my blog and so there wasn't really any thought put in to it. I like to think that Queen of Contemporary is a lot more memorable and it also suits me a lot better.
If you could have a fictional best friend, who would it be and why?
This is a really hard question! There are so many fictional characters that I would like to meet. There are some that I know I wouldn't get along with. I think that Hazel Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars would be nice as a best friend. She's mature and has a good outlook on the world. She's selfless, which is a good trait to have. I love my best friend in real life, though, and I'm not sure what she'd do or say if I turned up to school one day with someone else in tow.
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?
Can I take my Kindle..? That's cheating, I know. Narrowing it down to five will be hard, because there are so many books that I love to re-read. 
I would have to take The Fault in Our Stars by John Green along with me because it is a book that I pay a lot of attention to. I believe that it is a book full of inspiration. 
My second book? I'm going to have to say Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry because it isn't just a book to me. A lot of it is very real and the book has shaped my own views and beliefs in life. 
Number three would be Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. It's a book that I've only recently read but one that I really enjoyed. As I'd be on a desert island at the time of reading, it would remind me that, no matter what, there are people that have it harder and that we should make the most of what we have (even though the book is completely fictional and is set in a dystopian world).
For number four, I'm going to have to pick a book that is pun-induced. I shall have to pick Divergent by Veronica Roth because it contains one of my favourite male characters, Four. Do you see what I did..?
Number five is a bit of a stupid one, but seeing as though I'm on a desert island, I think I should pick 'A Guide to Living on a Desert Island'. I don't know if it's actually a book but it would certainly be handy!
If you could meet anybody (dead or alive, fictional or real), whom would you meet and what would you say to them?
I would love to be able to meet John Green because his book, The Fault in Our Stars, resonated in my heart. It meant a great deal to me and helped me come to terms with things that have happened in my life previous to reading the book. 
It would also be nice to meet a lot of older authors such as Charles Dickens, because writing has developed a lot since the 1800s.
Love triangles...yes or no?
I'm probably going to be virtually bashed for this, but I actually don't mind love triangles. I can't believe I actually just admitted that! There are some love triangles that I really don't like, especially when you know right from the start who the female protagonist will choose *cough* Twilight *cough*
Most love triangles that I read, I enjoy. For example, the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike has one of the best love triangles ever. And I read a lot of love triangles, so that's saying something. I also love The Selection by Kiera Cass and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.
(haha no you won't. :) I actually don't mind them either as long as they are written well. :))
Who is your favourite author and why?
Favourite? I really don't want to upset anyone! Authors are some of the nicest people and choosing one would be very hard. 
I love John Green because his books mean something to me and his writing is just pure magic.  I also love Kit Berry, who I have met twice now. Both authors have written my favourite novels, so it's not really a surprise. 
Have you ever met any authors before?
I've been fortunate enough to meet Kit Berry- who writes the Stonewylde series- twice now and it was really special. Before going I was very nervous, as I'm just a naturally shy person, but she was so lovely and kind and it's something that I'll remember for the rest of my life.
Share some of your favourite blogs with us?
So many! Here are just a few:
Fluttering Butterflies, Rebecca-Books, **Singing and Reading in the Rain**ChicklishSo Many Books, So Little Time and SisterSpooky. Ebony Black Lines is also one of my favorites  I'm really sorry if I missed anyone out; if I wrote every single blog down then it would take me a rather long time!
Most stunning book cover you’ve ever seen?
I love the cover on The Selection by Kiera Cass. It's so pretty and I think every girl wishes to own a dress like that. I'm also very fond of the covers belonging to The Fault in Our Stars, What's Left of Me and Breathe.
(good choices!)
Quick Questions:
Cats or Dogs? Dogs!
Bad Boys or Good? (fictional of course!) Urm...I just love all boys!
E-books or Physical copies? Definitely physical copies.
Inside or Outside? Argh! Hard one! Inside when it's raining, outside in the summer!
British or American fictional boys? Arrrgghhh! Another hard one! Most of the books I read have American boys, so I'll have to go with that. But my literary husband, Yul, from the Stonewylde series, is English.
Delirium or Divergent? *drum roll* Divergent. I didn't enjoy Delirium very much. 
Thank you so much for interviewing me! *waves*
Thank you! *gives a virtual hug*
So, seeing as we both love The Fault in our Stars,
here's a chance for all of you lovely readers to win a copy,
and even if you've already read it, you can always give it to a friend who hasn't!

((click here to read my review of it))

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 UK and IRELAND only. 
- 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 25th March 2013 at 12am.
- I will email the winner who must reply within 48 hours, otherwise the prize will go to someone else :(


  1. Lucy seems like such a sweet girl! I loved Fault in the Stars too. I cried for an hour after reading it. Oh glob, thinking about it makes me sad all over again. Happy-sad. More power to both of you!

    Gellie@ A Discombobulated Balladry

  2. I LOVE Lucy and her blog! She is such an amazing blogger friend and her blog posts are the best. THE BEST, I TELL YOU!

    Great interview! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway, The Fault in Our Stars is the best book EVER. And that is saying something! ;)

  3. Once again Happy Blogaversary. Great Interview, I love Lucy's blog and it was cool getting to know more about her. I am following both your lovely blogs. Happy Blogging.

    - Sunny @

  4. Aww, thank you for mentioning me Lucy! I love you too.

    I've had the pleasure of meeting so many of my favourite authors and it just doesn't get any easier! Awkward city every time :)

  5. EEEPPPPP!!! The Fault In Our Stars!!! That totally would be my first choice of books to take to a desert island too...I think I could survive just about anything as long as I had Hazel and Augustus by my side! ;)

    I don't always mind love triangles either...and Lucy's right, Wings by Aprilynne Pike has a really good one (although I'm definitely more for Tamani!)

    Haha I love how Lucy just goes 'Urm...I just love all boys!' Lol ;D Great interview, guys! :D


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