fLiP iT fRiDaY: Lizzie @ The Book Obsession

Today on fLiP iT fRiDaY, we’re chatting with Lizzie from The Book Obsession, aka BookObsession on Twitter.

Lizzie @ The Book Obsession

Describe a typical day in your life.

Wake up at 6AM and get ready for school. When I come back, if a friend is over we’ll hang out in my living room and watch television or play guitar hero <3. But if I’m by myself I’ll check my blog and my email, turn on some music and then just read. I know, boring right? =]

Actually that sounds about perfect to me! Especially the music followed by the reading part.

What is your favorite YA book and why? Or, which YA book has had the most profound effect on you and why?

I actually have two answers for this one. My first one may sound like the default answer but it is… *drum roll* … Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I first started reading Twilight around the time New Moon was scheduled to be released and this was a very dark time for me. If you really look at it, Twilight is very depressing. The scene is gloomy and the beginning is just very dark, as it the whole series. So Twilight was my escape from all the negative things that were happening to me at that time so it will always hold that special place in my heart.

My second answer is a book that I’m not sure is even a YA book but its close enough. It is… A Corner of the Universe by Ann M Martin. This novel is about a girl with a mentally challenged uncle that comes to live with her. I read this when I was in fifth grade and I will never forget it. This was the first novel that made me cry. It made me realize how everyone is the same yet how different we could all be. This book is very powerful and I just love it.

*Makes a note to check this out*

I’ve never heard of A Corner of the Universe but it sounds really compelling. I love books that make me cry. And I totally know what you mean about Twilight, too—whenever a book has the power to take me away from something bad in my life, it stays with me, almost like the book was a good friend who helped me through the tough times.

What are 5 of your favorite things?

Just five things? This is hard, hmmm. Okay here they are (not in order). My loved ones, reading, music, junk food, and Guitar Hero/Rock Band.

How long have you been blogging, and how did you get your book blogging start?

I’ve been blogging for almost four months now and it already seems like a year. =]

Before I ever created the blog, I emailed Hope from Hope’s Bookshelf and asked her for advice because I did read her blog and was in love with it. So she has been a big help along with Kristi from The Story Siren. But other than that I just wrote other bloggers and started commenting on their posts.

Now I have even more reasons to love Hope and Kristi (not that I needed more reasons, but still)!

Are you planning any upcoming new features or special content on your book blog and/or is there anything specific you want potential new visitors to know about your blog?

Well I used to do weekly posts such as In My Mailbox and Teen Tuesday but then my computer crashed so I couldn’t but now I’m back so I’ll be starting up again next week. But I was also thinking of making an about me post because I feel like I don’t know many bloggers and they don’t know me. I really want that to change because their blogs are awesome!

I’d maybe want new visitors to know that I do work hard on my blog and am constantly thinking of ways to make it better and new things to do. I’m also really fun and would love to talk to them. =]

In addition to blogging, what other creative pursuits do you enjoy?

I actually really love doing arts and crafts. I love buying the little ceramic Christmas houses that you have to paint and then I make them my own. It’s very relaxing and sometimes I’ll sit and work on one for five hours! During Christmastime it’s like ‘Lizzie Creations’ all over the house, haha.

Um, I think my Mom already loves you. She’s all, “OMG Lizzie! You had me at ‘ceramic Christmas houses!'”

What do you want to be when you “grow up”?

A princess!!! =]

Okay, serious time. I want to have a job that helps teen so basically something like a social worker. I have gone through quite a lot of stuff and I wish someone was there for me. So I want to be the help that I wish I had. So maybe work at a clinic for drugs or Planned or Planned Parenthood or something like that.

What are 3 things you’d like to do or accomplish in your lifetime?

My number one goal is to be a good person. I think everyone strives for that. I want to be there person that’s remembered as the kind one, the one that helped. Another one is to be a good mother, even though that won’t be happening for a loooong time. I think being a good parent is very important because then your child knows that they can trust you with anything.

And finally, I want to read more because I am so, so behind. =p

Lizzie, I’m pretty sure you’ve already accomplished at least one thing on your list. The good person stuff? Um, totally covered. 🙂 In fact, if you were here, I would hug you. So… {{{hugs}}}

Tell us something that people who know you in real life would be surprised to learn about you.

I’m actually very, very emotional. In front of people I tend to hide my feelings unless I’m super upset and can’t. I’m usually the one who stops the fighting and is always seen as the happy one. So in school it is rare to see if I’m upset or not. This is a bad habit that I must break.

Now, it’s time for Apocalypse Mad Libs!

If I ever had to face Global Warming I’d want Elizabeth Scott on my side, because she has super ninja skills.

If she wasn’t available, I’d take Emmett Cullen or Jace Wayland from the books, The Twilight Saga and The Mortal Instruments Series, because they can kick major butt.

In any case, if I only had 1 day to live before the end of the world, I’d eat a bacon cheeseburger with fries and then I’d tell everyone, “I’ll be watching you all! =]

Thank you for stopping by fLiP iT fRiDaYs, Lizzie! It was great to meet you! Friends… you can find Lizzie blogging away at The Book Obsession and Tweeting as @BookObsession on Twitter. Follow!

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