As Promised a special Blogger Lift 2.0 for a special Blogger ;)
Tags: Lauren Oliver, Fan Page
Tags: Lauren Oliver, Fan Page
Wow, you had “The Clock Monkey” and “Mi Café Litarario” already, and then you go and make “Deliriously Falling”! What were you thinking? O.O How do you make time for all of those!?
Deliriously Falling: Yeah, I had both blogs, but the idea for having a Lauren Oliver Fanpage was very insistent, it wouldn't leave me alone. I was thinking I'd get help! And I did. Reg and Lori are contributors to the site, and I'm about to choose three more, as I want the site to evolve into something more like Mundie Moms and Late Bloomer Online: a fansite/YA review blog. I think we'd be more of a community that way. I'm a witch, and Hermione lends me her Time Turner, that's how I make time for everything. ;)
Deliriously Falling is a fan page for Lauren Oliver, I assume the main idea for this blog was your love for the book Delirium and Before I Fall – by the same author. Book bloggers naturally love books. What made Delirium and Before I Fall so special that you created a fan page for them – and Lauren Oliver Of Course?
DF: Before I Fall left me feeling like someone had punched me in the chest. It's amazing how Lauren makes Sam go from an unsympathetic character to one I'm rooting for at the end of the book. I can't think of any other author who's ever done that before, other than J. K. Rowling, but she's in a different league all together.
BIF made me think of everything we give for granted, and look back on them, analising them better: the way we approach our families, our friendships, our love. It's the best book of 2010 for me.
Reading Delirium was similar. It knocked the breath right out of me. I was left crying and feeling despaired... until I learned it was the first in a series and that there was hope for Alex.
Starting DF was an impulse. I wanted -and still do- to reach out to other fans. In fact, I'm thinking of starting a Forum, but I'm gonna wait until I have my three new contributors, because I'm really busy with uni stuff!
BIF and Delirium are two of my all time favourite books, and Lauren Oliver, my favourite author (again, JKR is not an author; she's a writing goddess). Lauren's writing style seeped into my bones and doesn't want to leave.
How does it feel like to get a thank you video from Lauren Oliver?
DF: It felt OH. MY. GOD. SO amazing. My favourite author was speaking to me! And that was just the beginning! Lauren is a great person, I've grown to build a relationship with her, and that made me love her all the more. She's super modest and genuine, and I love that about her.
What stuff do you do in Deliriously Falling? Aside from stalking Lauren Oliver of course ^^?
DF: We're about to launch our Book of the Month feature, and take a turn, to make it more of a general YA site, with of course, a focus on Lauren and her literary life.
All of this at 19. Proud of yourself? You Must be! :D
DF: I'd never thought of it like that. When you put it like this, then yeah! I'm super happy.
This is the last straw! xD!
How did you got yourself into Blog Design?
Ella Press Studio: You know how it is: you want a unique layout, but you just can't find one that suits your blog.
So I started reading tutorials on how to make some changes to your blog yourself, and then, I started playing with the HTML codes of various test themes, until I figured out what changing something would do, or if I put something like this or that, I'd have a different result. Design tutorials are everywhere nowadays, you just need a little basic knowledge, and you're all set!
You always wanted to do this? Blogging, Desing, Reviewing? Or did it just unraveled on its own?
EPS: It definitely unraveled on its own. I started blogging because I wanted to, which led me to the book blogging world, and reviewing; and then, designing.
And your Blogs? Did you said “I want to make 4 blog minimum!” or where they all spontaneous?
EPS: Spontaneous! I pay more attention to TCM, DF and MCL, EPS is barely starting out, and I *just* opened a Romance review blog, TCM's Love Shack, because I didn't feel it was right to put my more Mature reviews on the same place where I review YA.
I also have a Facebook page for TCM, MCL and DF, a Twitter for myself (TCM/MCL) and another for DF; a Tumblr, and a personal blog, where I post now and then.
And you still have a life right? xD
EPS: LOL. I do! Although, lately I barely have time to read and write. My WIP is feeling abandoned! But I love the city I'm living in now, I love my university, and my friends.
You are definitely a Blogger that deserves praise, and one that has worked hard to get where she’s now. Thank You for being part of Blogger Lift. Ever need a Blogger Friend? I’ll be here :)
EPS: THANK YOU! And I love making new friends, you can count on me too :)
The Next Interview is not in English to fit the Blog that's being Interviewed.
Mi Cafe Literario
Cuando empezaste tu Blog “Mi Café Literario” ya tenías tu otro blog “The Clock Monkey.” Definitivamente no es sencillo manejar un Blog, mucho menos dos! Que fue lo que te hizo decidir hacer “Mi Café Literario”?
Mi Cafe Literario: Cuando empecé TCM sólo conocía book blogs en inglés, pero luego empecé a encontrar blogs en español (mayormente de España), y quise tener un "espejo" de mi blog en inglés, porque no hay tantos blogs Argentinos, y quería conocer book bloggers de mi país!
Tipo de Café Favorito?
Me gusta mucho el nombre de tu blog, de donde vino la idea? A caso hay algún café especial donde te gusta leer?
MCL: La idea vino de otra idea. Simplemente me gusta la idea de un café donde podés leer tranquilo, como se hace en muchos lugares, y como vi varias veces en películas. Quería un nombre que dijera más sobre el aspecto Juvenil del blog, pero no se me ocurría otra cosa. Así que quedó MCL.
Amo leer en mi cama!
Brevemente describe tu vida en Argentina.
MCL: Ahora estoy estudiando Cine, empecé este año, y la verdad, me encanta! Los profesores son muy buena onda, y no hacen problemas a que nosotros llevemos mates para tomar mientras ellos dan la clase. Es un ambiente re lindo. Vivir en un lugar tan lejano a las "grandes" editoriales, hace que me sea difícil conseguir libros que yo quisiera leer, porque casi nunca llegan a las editoriales Latinas, y menos Argentinas. Por eso leo más que nada en inglés. Aparte hay algo en el libro en su idioma original que me llama más que su traducción.
Soy de la Patagonia Argentina, y estoy acostumbrada al frío :) Tengo una perrita que se llama Peyton, por Peyton Sawyer de One Tree Hill.
El Sujeto A – Jude - busca un Libro en Español que leer. Sujeto B – Ella - tiene una recomendación. Que libro le sugirió comprar el Sujeto B al Sujeto A?
MCL: Le recomendaría leer algo de Eduardo Galeano. El Libro de los Abrazos es un libro de cuentos cortos, muy lindo, lleno de metáforas políticas que se quedan resonando en tu cabeza. Muy recomendable.
Convénceme de seguir tu blog al estilo Twitter. 140 letras o menos. YA!
MCL: Amo mi blog, y a uds. Siganme que no los voy a defraudar! :P
Muchas Gracias por la segunda entrevista! Mucha suerte! Y me avisas cuando tengas otros 5 Blogs ;) sera tiempo de otra entrevista de Mexicana a Argentina :)
Thank You So much for the second Interview! Wish You Luck! and let me know when you have some other 5 Blogs ;) It'll be time for another Interview.