Sophie Waters blog ‘So Many Books, So Little Time‘ was ranked number one on Cision’s Top 10 UK Teenage Literature Blog Ranking.
Cision: Which authors and books do you like?
Sophie: That’s the dreaded question! I love Sarah Dessen, Louise Rennison, Sarra Manning, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Julie Kagawa, Luisa Plaja, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld. I could carry on all day! The thing about blogging is that you find new favourites every day which makes this question impossible.
C: Why do you blog? What do you blog about?
S: I blog because I love YA and I want to share that with other people who feel the same way. I review all genres of YA, interview authors, hold giveaways and take part in blog tours for new and upcoming YA books.
C: Blogging is a very interactive activity – how do you personally interact with your readers?
S: The UK bloggers are a very tight-knit group. We all comment on each others blogs, exchange emails regularly, meet each other at signings and industry events and we even had an informal catch up in February! If a reader asks a question in a comment I always try to answer as best I can and I always answer my emails.
C: You are the leading UK blogger on Teenage literature – do you have any intentions to turn this into a professional career?
S: “Leading UK blogger” – I love that! It had actually never occured to me that I could make it a professional career. I wouldn’t know where to begin. I also think that by making it into something that I would depend on in such a way may take away my enjoyment and love of blogging. Though that doesn’t mean it won’t be an option in the future.
C: Did your personal life change since you started blogging? If so, how?
S: I guess it probably did, actually. I spend a lot more time reading, writing my reviews and on the internet. I also talk about books and blogging to my uninterested friends and family non-stop! To be honest, I also spend a lot more money on books than I really should and live in my head a lot more.
C: What other social media are you aware of, which ones do you use and for what purpose?
S: Well, there’s the obvious: Facebook and Twitter. But I’m actually not on either, much to my friends (blogging and real-life) chagrin! I spend far too much time on the internet as it is!
C: Have Public Relations professional contacted you? If so, was it a positive experience?
S: I have contact with one PR company and my experiences with them have been brilliant, yes