Today is the official start of the 2014 Book Blogger Love-a-thon, hosted by Katelyn and Alexa. It's two days of spreading the love for book blogs and the bloggers behind them! Check out the host's websites for the amazing list of all of the wonderful things that are happening across the book blogosphere!
I'm late to the party, but here's my answers to the set questions. I had a lot of fun answering them and it was much more difficult that I realised! No matter how much I yammer on about books, narrowing it down is harder than it sounds!
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How did you come up with your blog name?
It's no secret that I'm tea obsessed. In fact, I'm grossly tea obsessed. I love my tea and I even blend my own when the season's right. I always always have a cup in my hand. Especially when I'm reading. Look out for a few recipes in spring/summer so you can make your own. Basically my tea-obsession and my tea parties lead to me being called Tea Party Princess by my friends. It's a pretty name so why not!
What genre or subject matter do you read and review most on your blog?
Oh, that's a hard one! I guess it's mostly YA and NA of any genre, with a smattering of adult and lots of crime/mystery/thriller thrown in for good measure.
Name the three books you're excited for in 2014!
Finding Jennifer Jones by Anne Cassidy - I even have my hands on it already! Rhubarbs and Circuses by Sally Winter is one I'm looking forward too, it looks so good. And finally Dead Men's Bones by James Oswald, the fourth in the Inspector McLean series.
Where in the world are you blogging from?
I'm blogging from a little village in the North East of England. And I'm not kidding when I tweet that I'm walking across a field to get to the nearest pub.
Tell us - how did you get into blogging in the first place?
I started just blogging everything and anything. But I guess the reviewing started when my school librarian gave me an ARC of Kevin Brooks' Black Rabbit Summer to review. Then I found Goodreads and became addicted! I love the freedom my blog gives me to say what I want and run awesome giveaways and host tours.
Apart from reading, what other hobbies/interests do you have?
More reading? Haha! I guess it's tea drinking, bird watching and walking around National Trust and English Heritage properties. I'm an old soul really.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, which books would you bring with you?
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith - it's the best book I've ever read, my favourite from the very first time I read it in high school when I was thirteen. It's the only book I'd need really! Apart from maybe a "How To Survive on a Deserted Island for Dummies".
If you were stuck in some dangerous situation (like a fire, a sinking ship, a war zone), which book boy or girl would you want to come and save you?
Eeek! I have no idea! Uuhhm... Erica Bruce from Valerie Laws' Bruce and Bennett series. She's a kickass gal who can take care of herself. And so freaking strong!
You're at a party with your friends. Suddenly, the DJ changes the song and it's YOUR song - what song would that be?
I guess I'd be something by Birdy or Regina Spektor. Everyone else would groan and mutter "how'd you dance to this?" but I love their music. So beautiful.
What three movies would you love to have your favorite author turn into a book, or vice versa?
Films into books all the way! I'd love to see Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.