Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Brilliant Book Blogger - The Book Scoop

Today I'm joined by Rowena from The Book Scoop. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me about herself and her brilliant blog.

Can you tell us a little about you and your blog? Sure thing, I'm an avid reader from Torrance, CA. I read about 10-15 books a month and a huge heaping of those books are YA fiction. I co-run the book blog, Book Binge which is a romance novel book blog catered to adults. I needed some place where I could share my love of YA novels and that's where The Book Scoop came into play. Outside of reading, I love to write, blog and bake.

How would I describe my blog in 3 words? Hmm, that's hard. I'll have to say, cute, light and fun.

What's your favorite thing about having a book blog? The community. In my real life, not too many people read the books that I do (or at all for that matter) and I love knowing that outside my real world, there are plenty of people that do and book blogging brings me to those people. I have met some wonderful people through book blogging, people who have enriched my life in so many different ways and that sense of community is what keeps me coming back for more every single day.

When you're not blogging, what are you doing? When I'm not blogging, I'm usually reading or at one of my daughter's basketball games. She plays club basketball (travel ball) so our weekends are usually filled to the brim with basketball tournaments and practices. I'm also big on TV shows and movies. Right now, my sisters and I are knee deep in The Unit which is a military tv show about a special ops team that goes on different missions for our country. Soooo good.

Do you prefer finishing a book or starting a new one? I prefer finishing a book. If I'm almost done with a book that means that I'm in the thick of the story, I'm at the good stuff...sometimes starting a new book, you have to get over that beginning hump so for me? I'm all about that happy ending..=)

What are your favorite books of the moment? Hmm, I just finished My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent not too long ago and I adored that book then I read and loved Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison, Going too Far by Jennifer Echols. Oh and The Oracle of Dating by Allison van Diepen. All great stories.

If you could live in any book, which would it be and why? Oh goodness, this is such a hard question. When I was in high school, I would have loved to live in any of Meg Cabot's books because I would have loved to be one of her heroines...maybe either Jinx or How to be Popular.

What advice would you give a new blogger? Be consistent and have fun. You should blog because you want to not because of what you can get out of blogging. Blogging is a labor of love and you should enjoy it so have fun!

If you could recommend one blog to us which would it be? A new to me blog that I'm enjoying right now is Chachic's Book Nook, everyone should be reading her blog, it's great! You can visit at:

Anything else you'd like to say? I'd really just like to thank you for having me over. This is my first official guest blog for another blog since I started my YA blogging adventure and I couldn't thank you enough for that. At The Book Scoop, you'll find two regular women discussing all things YA and having fun while we're at it. Come join us, we're fun, I promise!

Thanks Rowena! If you're interested in being one of Literary Enchantment's Brilliant Book Bloggers please fill out this form.


  1. Wow Rowena, I'm so flattered that you're recommending my blog! :) I would have to agree with you that the book blogging community is awesome. Like you, I don't have a lot of friends who read so it's always great to talk about the books you love with people who can relate. I've met so many amazing bloggers and it's been so much fun to blog and get to know more about books and other readers.

  2. Meg Cabot books would be so much fun to live in, great interview.

  3. Great interview! I love reading about other people's blogs. It's fun to hear bloggers' insights on what they love. Thanks and have a great week! :)