Friday, October 25, 2013

Feature Friday: Sonia from SBookLover Reviews

With me today is Sónia from SBookLover Reviews. I love her blog, and if her header doesn’t get you in the mood for a little romance, the books she reviews will.

Please help me welcome Sónia.

Cherie: How did you get started in blogging about books?
Sónia: I already reviewed for about a year before starting the blog, and the idea was always there but the time not so much. One day I just said screw it, I’m doing it. And that’s how I started, it was just a case of writing my reviews and post them somewhere else. Or so I thought ;) It was actually the first stone for something I’m building towards my future.

Cherie: How did you come up with the name for your blog?
Sónia: The name came a lot of months earlier when I created my twitter account. I’m studying journalism so I knew someday I was going to be able to do what I love professionally. And I wanted a name that people knew and associated with a book blog or some kind of work I had writing critics for books. So I glued the letter of my first name with something I loved J and there you go SBookLover :D I just added the Reviews so someone outside the reading world could get a glimpse of what I did.  

Cherie: What’s your favorite part about blogging?
Sónia: Hum that’s hard. I’m not going to lie and say it’s easy or that the days are all good. I had some bad ones and some unfortunate situations. But I have to say the chance to see the covers before they are released J I was already in contact with authors and readers so that wasn’t new for me. And I already reviewed, but that first glimpse of a cover no one else saw, seeing it for the first time J it’s an amazing feeling.  I know it’s stupid and maybe something small, but for me it’s awesome J

Cherie: It’s not stupid at all. First looks are always fun! Do you have any pet peeves that make you want to put down the book your reading?
Sónia: No J If it spites me the better. I like to yell at the books and go crazy with what the characters do. I might put the book down for about two seconds :P but that’s all. If I stop reading a book it’s because honestly I just couldn’t relate to anything or the writing was really bad, but I don’t consider that peeve :P there’s nothing that irritates me that bad or it does and I love it LLOOLL weird I know!

Cherie: What type of books do you enjoy?
Sónia: Hum this one is easy if I tell you the other way around :P I hate historical romances and anything with paranormal influences. I tried a few but I always regret them in the end, so I stay away from them. Besides that EVERYTHING!!!

Anything with romance, erotica and DRAMA!!! I’m a big drama fanatic. I love, a love triangle, I love books with cheating, because they make me question everything and see different sides to a story. I love a good sex scene that makes me hot and bothered. I love to blush effusively when I read ( I tend to read on the subway so imagine that), but what can I say a good bad boy with some wicked moves and I’m done :D

Like all the girls out there I want the perfect mix of bad boy alpha man and perfect sweetheart that makes you swoon till you drop J

Now imagine all this elements together and you just reached my favorites shelf ;)

Cherie: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, or retellings?
Sónia: I do if the author has the intelligence to make it better, if not, no! Can’t stand to read the exact same thing.

Cherie: Do you like when your favorite books are made into movies, and why?
Sónia: No :P I guess I don’t need to tell you why ;) Any reader knows the movie would have to be a marathon to have every single one of the scenes on it :P

Cherie: It’s your birthday, and your friends got you a giant cake. What character do you hope pops out of your cake and what book is he/her from?
Sónia: Will Montgomery from Play With Me by Kristen Proby. Just a side note, can you gifted him and Gabe (book boyfriend in next question) in the same package and send them both to my house? Would really appreciate the gesture :D I don’t need the cake :P

Cherie: If you could choose to be any character from a book, who would it be and why?
Sónia: Audrey Van Amee from Seal of Honor by Tonya Burrows :D Besides being my kind of woman, I identify with her a lot, she has the perfect book boyfriend :D Perfect mix of badass, sweetheart and his moves ( yes those moves ) :O

Cherie: I love swoon worthy men in the book I read too. Try to answer the following questions in five words or less. If you start a book that isn’t grabbing your attention, how far into the book will you read before you put it down?
Sónia: Straight forward? Not even 10%!

Cherie: Who’s your favorite book mom?
Sónia: Sophia ( Leibowitz ) Connor from Trust: A New Beginning by Cristiane Serruya

Cherie: Who’s your favorite book dad?
Sónia: Oh hum sorry can’t choose!

Cherie: Secret crush? (It can be anyone real or fictional.)
Sónia: One of my teachers ;) Not saying if it’s a fictional or a real one :P

Cherie: If your teachers read this, they will be wondering right along with us. ;) Do you believe in love at first sight?
Sónia: Yes.

Cherie: Have you ever experienced that head-over-heels, tingly, have-to-get-to-know-someone feeling yourself?
Sónia: No.

Cherie: Are you drawn to the good guy or the bad guy?
Sónia: Both ;) Good guy in live bad boy in bed :D

Cherie: What’s the first thing you notice about a guy?
Sónia: His eyes!

Cherie: If you had all the money and time in the world, where would your dream vacation be?
Sónia: New York.

Cherie: Are you a morning person or an evening person?
Sónia: Evening.

Cherie: Favorite author?
Sónia: Can’t choose just one…

Cherie: Favorite place to read?
Sónia: Bed J

Cherie: Favorite classic?
Sónia: Shame to say I never read them, in Portugal we don’t read them in school, so I never even pick them up. One day maybe!

Cherie: What book are you the most excited to read?
Sónia: Just one?! Oh boy I have a huge list just for this month  J

Cherie: Are there any types of books you don’t read?
Sónia: Yes, like I said before Historical Romances ( I like political ones ) and anything with paranormal influences.

Cherie: Do you have any hobbies?
Sónia: I wish I had the time for those… Right now, no!

Cherie: What movie would make a great book?
Sónia: Hum can’t think of one, I always prefer a book J

Cherie: What’s the worst cover to a book that you loved?
Sónia: Loved them all so far.

Thanks for being here today! It’s been fun getting to know you!

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  1. Thanks for having me :) It was really fun for me too ;)

  2. I'm glad Sonia finally said "screw it" because her passion for books needs to be shared! Hmm, I was going to highly recommend that she try the classics...but since she doesn't like historical romance...gonna be kind of hard to recommend Jane Austen, isn't it? Buuut---since they were "contemporary romance" when she wrote them, maybe they'll be okay??