Welcome to Feature Friday, a place to get to know the person behind the blog.
Becky’s Barmy Book Blog
is a wonderful place to stop by if you’re looking for something new to read.
Her reviews are well thought out and honest. She’s recently started the meme Thursday’sThoughts
where she discusses different topics with her followers, so be
sure to check it out. Plus, she has this really cute Hedgehog that always makes
me smile. That’s him below.
Okay, I’ve rambled
enough. Let’s meet Becky.
Cherie: How did you get
started in blogging about books?
Becky: I had been following
a few blogs and always liked the idea, but ultimately I was looking for a way
of keeping a record of all the books I read. I had odd notebooks with lists of
books in but from the titles only I couldn’t remember much about these books,
so I decided to set up a blog. That way I could write a little summary and
review of each book and keep track of everything I read. It was purely for me,
but as I started to gain more followers I realized it was also an excellent way
to network with other bloggers and readers.
Cherie: How did you
come up with the name for your blog?
Becky: I love alliteration,
always have. My name is obviously Becky and it was a Book Blog but ‘Becky’s
Book Blog’ seemed a bit boring. So I started playing with other words beginning
with B like ‘Brilliant’ but that sounded like I was a bit full of myself, I
tried a mixture of words, but I then thought of Barmy – people often tell me
I’m a bit mad so I thought that would be perfect.
I didn’t realize that Barmy
wasn’t a universal word though and have had quite a few questions as to what it
means. So to make it clear Barmy means mad, quirky, unusual.
Cherie: You know, right
when I saw barmy I knew you were from the UK. J
What type of books do you enjoy?
Becky: I am quite open with
my tastes but I mostly read YA, especially Paranormal and Dystopian books.
Hunger Games, Divergent and Morganville Vampires are my favourites. But I also
like some Contemporary, Katie McGarry and Sarah Dessen are fabulous for that.
But I also enjoy Fantasy and Adventure. As long as it’s not super creepy scary
or rude I’ll read it.
Cherie: Do you like
when your favorite books are made into movies, and why?
Becky: I just had a
discussion post about this on my blog. 99% of the time I love it when my
favourite books are made into films, but they have to be done really well and
be quite faithful to the books. Harry Potter and Hunger Games for example – all
expertly done. It just gives you another way of immersing yourself into the
story, and bringing those characters you love to life.
But I do get quite nervous
when films of my favourite books are announced just in case they ruin it, like
Eragon – they destroyed that movie!
Cherie: I saw that
post, and I couldn’t agree with you more! If you could choose to be any
character from a book, who would it be and why?
Becky: I would love to be
Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. She is a lot like me anyway, but she isn’t
afraid to be herself and doesn’t care what others think of her – I would love
that freedom of thought to just be myself. She also does some truly kick butt
magic and has a really good attitude. Plus she gets to go to Hogwarts!
Cherie: Luna is a great
character. 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?
Who’s your favorite book
Molly Weasley from Harry
Who’s your favorite book
Desmond Edgley from
Secret crush? (It can
be anyone real or fictional.)
Do you believe in love
at first sight?
Have you ever experienced that head-over-heels, tingly, have-to-get-to-know-someone
Are you drawn to the
good guy or the bad guy?
Good guy but still mischievous
What’s the first thing
you notice about a guy?
If you had all the
money and time in the world, where would your dream vacation be?
Are you a morning
person or an evening person?
Favorite place to read?
What book are you the
most excited to read?
Right now – The One by Kiera
Do you have any hobbies?
I do, apart from reading –
Trampolining, Jujitsu, Ballroom Dancing and High Board Diving.
What movie would make a
Miss Congeniality –
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?
No thanks - Jumping out of
cakes is creepy!
Thanks so much for
being on my blog!
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