Blogger Pages to Love is a newish feature here at Pages of Forbidden Love!
Basically the point is to highlight new and old bloggers that you should all check out!
(If you would like to be featured please send me an email at apk1princess(at)live(dot)com)
Today I am honored to have Bec here from Vicariously!
I just discovered her blog recently and I can’t wait to chat with her more and join in on a weekend feature that she does with a blogger friend of hers.
About Me: I’m a twenty-two year old musician who blogs about books in her spare time, which these days is all the time. Hopefully that will change in a bit because I would like to get my career off the ground, but not too much because I love Vicariously! very much and could not stand to part with it. If you’re curious as to my music, I’m a singer/songwriter of the Joss Stone/Adele variety.
I hail from the south where they think burning Harry Potter books is great fun and I find it quite appalling. I’ve always been a bit of a follower, but one who marches at her own speed and to the beat of her own drummer. I’ve always had an intense need to be someone special and different. I want people to know my name. However I would like this to be through my more altruistic and kooky antics as opposed to my many-err accidents, yeah we’ll call them that.
I’m highly opinionated and uptight, but you won’t see that side because I like for people to think I’m easygoing. God forbid that something I’m involved in planning goes wrong. I will take the reins and dictatorship that bitch in four point five seconds.
I’m not making myself sound very appealing, but the thing is that I’m honest. I’m not going to tell you that I’m anything that I’m not. I am who I am and I have absolutely no apologies foor it. If you had my life, if you’d been what I’ve been through, and been subject to my usual idiocy? You’d learn to like yourself too.
I am a book blogger who reviews every. damn. thing. she. reads. I want people to know what’s out there. I feel like too many people forget that there are a lot of books out there that have been out for awhile, but haven’t been given their just due. So many great new books come out that these jewels get lost in the shuffle. So I want to give everything possible it’s props. People work outrageously hard on their books and they deserve exposure whether it be good or bad.
I really just hope to open some minds with my blog. I get political sometimes. I have a feature on religion coming to my blog, but I like to show all viewpoints. I like to get on tough subjects. I don’t just do the paranormal, dystopian, and romance of it all. I’ll be the first one to read a book about a tough subject such as suicide and mental illness etc. I want people to know what’s out there.
Also being a musician I participate in a segment called Tune In Tuesday where I feature songs and artists that need some attention. It might be a familiar song covered by an unfamiliar artist. You really never know what I’m going to come out with on this. I’m kind of all over the place.
My Roots (and no I don’t mean the hair I need to dye): I started *book* blogging in December 2011. The first book I reviewed on my official blog was Chime by Frannie Billingsey. I’ve been reviewing books on goodreads since about 2010. And I’ve had an online journal since I was seventeen. I won’t link you to that though. If you want to find me though just find a way to tell me and I’ll link you to my livejournal. But I don’t really think that’s necessary.
I blog because I want to be heard. I’ve never been the girl whose voice gets lost in the crowd, but I’m certainly not about to shout my opinions at the top of my lungs for no reason. I have been known to haunt the local book store and give people suggestions on what they should read. I kept thinking, well if I do this maybe I should try doing it on the internet. I didn’t get the idea for a book blog until my friend Suz pushed me into it. That, they say, is history. I did and do have a separate music blog that I’m still working on getting off the ground, but that is neither here nor there. It’s only got a couple of reviews up and I’m still working on the layout.
I had to be the most nervous new blogger. I never thought I’d find anyone who’d want to read anything that I wrote about books. I was pleasantly surprised.
My Stomping Grounds or, rather, My Comfort Zone: My favorite book of all time is Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. Fairy tale, myth, legend, and historical retellings are my favorite genres. My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella, my favorite myth is the tale of Persephone, my favorite legend is Robin Hood, and my favorite historical characters are Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth Bathory. Anything to do with any of that I’m totally there. I pretty much read everything I can get my hands on. The only thing that shakes me up is a dystopian reality. I have an extremely overactive imagination and I can completely see our world becoming the next Panem (The Hunger Games).
Catching Me On the Fly: Subscribe to my blog, use GFC, follow me on twitter @VicariouslyBec, but mostly just comment. Any and every comment is responded to and answered. I’ve made two of the greatest friends from my comments. I e-mail them both quite often.
I bid you good day and good night blog world. Hopefully you’re not already asleep