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This month’s featured book blogger is Cait Drews from Paper Fury. She avidly consumes YA fiction and is an aspiring author in her own right. To date, she has completed a mind-blowing sixteen manuscripts (Did I mention that she’s 21?) and is already represented by a literary agent. Cait also runs a successful Etsy shop where she sells handmade origami baby mobiles, kusudama balls, and sundry bookish items.
Welcome, Cait! First of all, tell us a little bit about yourself. What are some of your interests outside of blogging?
Hello Kate! (Also virtual hi-five for our name twinning.) I’m part book blogger, part writer, part reader, and part dragon queen of all. I claim the dragon heritage, see, because I love shiny books. #logical I live in Australia! I’m a gargantuan fan of cake! And…(ohh it’s a hard question because basically my life revolves around blogging/books) I also do origami!
High five right back ‘atcha! Give us some insight into your psyche. What is your Myers-Briggs type?
I’m an INTJ, so basically I am the villain of the story and also will rule the world. (Sorry, Kate but there can only be one. Ahem.)
We’ll see about that. ? How did you discover the blogging world and what made you decide to start a blog of your own?
I actually used to be a travel blogger! 5 years ago I went to China for a month and my older sister said “YOU SHOULD START A BLOG.” Did I know what a blog was? Nope. Did I start one? Um, heck yes. Older sisters need to be listened to if you value life. But, of course, the China reminiscing eventually dried up and I switched to my One True Love: talking about books. I have been prattling on about books for 5 years now at Paper Fury and probably will not stop.
I hate it when people ask me what my favorite book is–such an impossible question! So give us your top five…or ten.
I appreciate your kindness here! Because that question…AGH. ALWAYS TOO TOUGH.
- Anything and everything by Maggie Stiefvater. (Shh, I’m aware this is vaguely cheating, but honestly, all of her books are my favourites and have stolen my entire fangirling soul. <3)
- All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- Half Bad by Sally Green
- Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
- The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
What are some of the best books you’ve reviewed so far this year?
Time for some either/or…
Mac or PC? Mac. There is literally no competition.
Peeta or Gale? PEETA AND HIS CAKE BAKING SKILLS 1000%
Sci-fi or fantasy? Fantasy! Favourite genre of ever!
Telekinesis or telepathy? Telekinesis so I can rearrange my bookshelves without getting up. #priorities
Divergent or Hunger Games? Definitely The Hunger Games. It got me started reading YA!
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If you could live in any country in the world for a year, where would you go?
Probably France…because croissants and coffee. (And also all the famous classic authors lived there at some point, so GOALS.)
Name two famous people, living or dead, you would most like to meet and why.
Honestly, I am the most shy person in the universe and wouldn’t actually like to meet anyone. HA. (Excuse me…so much fail here for this question.) But I wouldn’t mind listening to Beethoven playing live or hearing Maggie Stiefvater talk about writing and cars and fainting goats. They would both be most awesome.
If you could pick three books you think everyone should read, what would they be and why?
I’m always cautious to blanket-recommend books because human beans are so subjective. But I always gleefully throw The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in everyone’s faces because it’ll break you and you’ll love it. And then The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is so magical and vivid you can literally taste it as you read. And lastly, I recently read The Lost and Found by Katrina Leno which is about anxiety and internet friendships, so basically it is glorious and must be devoured at dawn by all.
Lightning round! Name your favorite…