Describe a typical day in your life.
The alarm rings. RR1 slaps “sleep.” Another alarm rings, from a few rooms over. RR2 does not turn it off. She remains asleep. And snores. RR1’s alarm goes off again. RR1 turns it off. RR2’s alarm continues to buzz. RR1 gets up, walks over and turns off RR2’s alarm. The two proceed to squabble. Then, in a rush, they compete for the bathroom where the winner brushes her teeth and gets ready for school. The loser stands at the door complaining at the unfairness of it all. Eventually, the two are ready. They grab something for breakfast and rush out the door in order to catch their respective rides to school. They spend the next 8 or so hours at school. Then, they bus home. When they get home, they sadly encounter each other again and more squabbles occur. Finally, the two proceed into their own rooms where they do their homework, read terrific books and sleep (sleep is at a premium in the RR household.)
“The loser stands at the door complaining at the unfairness of it all.” Ah, a true metaphor for life, huh? 😉
What is your favorite YA book and why? Or, which YA book has had the most profound effect on you and why?
RR1: I can’t really pick a favorite book but I will say that I recently read Fire by Kristin Cashore and it really had a profound effect on me. I used to be such a big fantasy reader but lately not many books for the genre have interested me. However. Fire didn’t just interest me, it captured me and really brought back my love for fantasy books!
RR2: The Book Thief.
I have Cashore’s Graceling on my shelf but haven’t read it yet. Need to get on it so I can pick up Fire!
What are 5 of your favorite things?
RR1: Books, chocolate, Tim Hortons, Money and Rain
RR2: Procrastinating. Being a rabbit of few …few words.
As a recent homecomer to Buffalo, NY, I too have become a fan of Timmy Hos! RR2… interesting for a blogger to be a rabbit of few words!
How long have you been blogging, and how did you get your book blogging start?
We’ve been blogging for around a year and half. We started randomly, since we didn’t have anything else to do and we thought that starting a book blog would be awesome. We got it started by making a blogger account and posting reviews!
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?
We recently finished a Canada Month feature but who knows, we may have something coming up!
And on a related note… be sure to check out Canadian YA debuts, Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe and Fairy Rebels: Knife by R.J. Anderson!
In addition to blogging, what other creative pursuits do you enjoy?
RR1: Unfortunately, school has sucked out everything creative about me. I do like to cook, and writing is fun but I don’t spend that much time doing those.
What do you want to be when you “grow up”?
RR1: I’d like to be a fairy. Seriously though…I have no idea. Which is pretty problematic.
Hmmm. I’m thinking you two can combine your talents and open a fantasy-themed medical practice. I would *so* sign up for that!
What are 3 things you’d like to do or accomplish in your lifetime?
RR1: Travel around the world! (Especially Europe!), get a job that doesn’t suck and become fluent in a language other than English!
RR2: NOTHING! I HAVE NO ASPIRATIONS! I JUST WANT TO SLEEP AND ACT LIKE A SUPER ANGSTY TEENAGER!
Looks like RR1 is joining us on our international adventures! I think RR2 wants to stay home, though. We’ll send you a postcard, RR2! An angsty one!
Tell us something that people who know you in real life would be surprised to learn about you.
RR1: They’d be shocked to learn that I have a book blog. And that it isn’t a complete flop!
Further proof that book bloggers are not self-promoters. That’s why I’m telling all of you to go check out Reader Rabbit: A Book Site! Because they won’t tell you themselves! 🙂
Now, it’s time for Apocalypse Mad Libs!
If I ever had to face bloodthirsty zombies I’d want Justina Chen Headley on my side, because she’s super nice and resourceful!
If she wasn’t available, I’d take Jacob from the book North of Beautiful, because he has a unique way of looking at things which would distract me from my imminent death.
In any case, if I only had 1 day to live before the end of the world, I’d head over to the food court at the mall and eat everything that looked yummy, including lots of chocolate, and then I’d tell everyone, “There’s no chocolate left for you!”
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