Feb 5, 2010

Blogger Interview : Holly Taylor (Aussie Month Post)

Today we welcome blogger Holly Taylor, from Good Golly Miss Holly!
She's been blogging for some time, and I'm really excited to have her here!
Let's give her a big round of applause, people!

1. Why did you start your blog?

I'd spend hours on end hunting down awesome YA books so when I found the blogging community I was ecstatic and my wishlist grew massively over one or two days. I had wanted to start a blog for quite some time and felt I could contribute to the readers who had trouble finding new and interesting titles.

I believe my blog is a little different to the others as every now and then I like to feature Australian YA titles which can often be left behind in the blogging world, it's also run by me which I like think of as unique.

2. What are your favorite books? Your favorite authors?

There isn't one particular type of Young Adult genre I like the most but I do know I tend to stay away from the darker story lines and much prefer a light hearted story with a serious issue woven throughout.

I've almost made my way through all of Sarah Dessen's books, I'm in the middle of the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty. One of the first YA books that really got my interest is Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist which lead me to Slam by Nick Hornby, Go Ask Alice and Gabrielle Zevin's YA titles.

3. What's it like to be an Aussie Blogger? Do you have to wait much for certain books to get published in AU, for you to buy and read them?

As a blogger, I feel pretty privileged to receive so many amazing books so having to wait a little bit longer for certain books doesn't bother me as much when my current reading stack is big enough to last me the entire year. Though, at the moment I am dying to get my hands on Very LeFreak by Rachel Cohn.

I do have a few tips for other Aussie YA readers:

Find out if your local library offers the InterLibraryLoan service, this will allow you to request books from any library in your state. Order from The Book Depository as they ship almost any title for free to Australia. And keep your eyes on the blogs for updates on new books.

4. Tell us something about where you live.

Though, we do have to wait a little bit longer for new titles, we do have a flourish of great libraries!
Most Australians have only seen a Kangaroo or Koala once or twice in their lifetime and they are not our only animals, we also have Wombats, Emus, Bilbies, Platypus and Dingoes.
I'm not really sure what else to include, if you have any questions about Australia or my life feel free to hit up the comments :)


Thanks Holly for being with us today!
One thing I love about the Blogging Community is that is can bring together people of all ages, living anywhere in the world!
Leave your comment, and remember to stop by Holly's blog, which is great, really.

1 monkey thought (s):

GMR said...

Great interview! You don't always realize the delays between a book publishing here and there....glad to see that you are BOTH spot-lighting blogs and books that might have been overlooked! Happy reading!

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