Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Featured Blogger (2): Sophie from SMB, SLT

I really enjoy this event and so I'm excited to be featuring Sophie of the blog So Many Books, So Little Time! (An aptly named blog, if you ask me.) I really enjoy how her reviews are friendly and personal, making them fun and engaging reads. Sophie was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her busy schoolwork and blogging activities to answer a few of my questions.

So! Tell us about yourself in a few short sentences. For example: name, age, location, hobbies, interests, pets... and so on, anything you want!

My name is Sophie, I'm 16 and I live in Crawley in England. I obviously love to read, watch movies and generally lay about all day!

Surely you can't be lying around the house all day reading! What's school like? Do you participate in any activities there?

I wish! College takes up most of my time; I usually don't get home until five. I don't like it too much which is probably why I don't participate in any activities there.

Tell us about your blog. When did you start it and why? What interesting things can visitors expect?

I started my blog at the end of January. I'd been reading book blogs for ages and I got home from college one day and just decided to set my own up. I didn't realise it'd take over my life (in a good way!)

Hehe, I can attest to that! Now quick! Name 3 (yes, I'm giving you 3 because everyone knows it's impossible to choose just one) favorite books and why you think everyone should read them. They can be any genre.

Aah, horrible question! Ok, Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles because I couldn't stop smiling, The Twilight saga - Stephenie Meyer becaudse like most girls I'm in love with Edward (heard that one before I bet) and The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins because it completely blew me away. I so wasn't expecting something so amazing.

I know we all agree, but why, personally, did you think The Hunger Games was so mind-blowingly awesome?

I really didn't expect it to be so amazing. I couldn't predict anything that happened and I fell in love with Peeta; he's such a sweetheart.

What's a book that changed your life?

Hmm. I think Matilda - Roald Dahl. This was the book that made me fall in love with books. Dahl was a genius storyteller.

Have you seen the movie version of Matilda? If so, what did you think of it?

I've seen Matilda so many times I can recite entire passages! It's great, I love it!

Favorite authors? Why?

Stephenie Meyer for obvious reasons. I also have a real soft spot for Nicholas Sparks' novels; they make me cry!

Favorite Sparks novel?

Hmmm, I think The Notebook or A Walk to Remember. Or maybe The Choice. I love the way he writes and the setting of North Carolina so it's very hard to choose just one!

Nice favorites. I’m a fan of The Rescue myself, although I haven’t actually read many of his more recent novels. What are some of your favorite movies?

I'm a sucker for romance so I love The Notebook and Dirty Dancing but I also love musicals like Rent and Grease. And Juno and The Lost Boys are brilliant.

And what are some things you just LOVE to receive for presents? :)

Books. Seriously, if I just got a stack of books for Christmas or my birthday I'd be a happy girl!

And finally, 2 things about yourself that can spark conversation. (e.g. I'm ambidextrous, I can recite the alphabet backwards in less than 10 seconds, etc...)

I'm actually not that interesting. Let's see, I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters and I'm studying Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English Literature at A-level. I hope they're slightly interesting!


Thanks for answering my questions, Sophie! I hope you guys visit her blog, stop by to say hello, read a few of her reviews, ask her more about life in England, etc.! :)


  1. Hi Steph, just wanted you to know you get to be a Book Angel! Thank you so much for your willingness to participate. You can e-mail me at farfromyoucontest at gmail dot com with your mailing information. Let me know if you want me to personalize the book in a specific way.

    Thanks again,

  2. Brilliant interview, Sophie! Thanks to you and your interviewer - I loved reading that!

  3. Love Hunger Games! Wish all books were that mind-blowingly awesome.

  4. Great interview Sophie! Yey for Meyer, The Hunger Games and Perfect Chemistry!


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