19 February 2014

Interview With Amber From The Mile Long Bookshelf!

The Mile Long Bookshelf

Today's post is a little bit different... I recently had the honor of interviewing my oldest blogging-friend, Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf. I've known Amber for 7 years now and I still love her blog to this day but, for some reason, I had never interviewed her for my blog. This has to be fixed! Keep reading to find out more about the lovely and super talented, Amber. ^_^

 Welcome to Through A Cat's Eyes! Let's just start with you saying a little bit about yourself and your blog, The Mile Long Bookshelf.
Hey Cat, thanks for having me on your blog! My name is Amber, I'm 15 years old, and I love playing guitar/piano, drawing, painting, spending endless hours on Pinterest, fangirling over my favourite bands and spending way too much time on Twitter. The Mile Long Bookshelf is a Young Adult book blog which has been running since 2009 and it showcases book reviews, interviews, giveaways, discussions and much more. 

What inspired you to leave your old blog and start book blogging? 
It was such a long time ago I can barely remember! I think I just grew out of my old blog, which was like an online diary. It started to bore me, and at the time I was guest reviewing for another blog and it was a lot more enjoyable. Book blogging on my own blog seemed like it would be fun, so I decided to give it a go!

Do you have any blogging goals for 2014?
There are the numerical goals like getting 500 bloglovin' followers/YouTube subscribers, but I would also really like to improve in writing my reviews. I also want to help more people set up book blogs. The more the merrier!

Where do you hope to see yourself and your blog in a few years?
Looking ten years into the future I'll be 25 (scary...) so I really hope I'll be a freelance journalist or someone in publishing. I'd like to have traveled a bit beforehand - California, New York, Paris, Australia - and it would be great if I had written/was in the middle of writing my first novel. Hopefully I would still be blogging, too...I can't see myself giving it up anytime soon, anyway!

Do you have an all-time favourite book?
How could you ask this?! My favourite read of 2013 was Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, but I also adored City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher, and, of course, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. But my all-time favourite? Hmm...that's like asking me to pick which I prefer out of Pringles and Doritos. I can't choose!

What book are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott, out in March 2014. At the moment it seems to be VERY similar to The Hunger Games, right down to the gold pins...

Which Hogwarts house are you in? Which faction? 
According to Pottermore, I'm a Ravenclaw. Faction? I would definitely be Divergent - a bit of everything!

Which fictional world would you least like to live in?
I'm going to have to go with something very stereotypical here and say I would hate to live in Panem from The Hunger Games. There is no way I would be able to fight to the death - I'd probably be the first dead tribute in the arena. I'd much prefer to live in the Shadowhunter world!

What are your favourite and least favourite things about book blogging?
My absolute favourite thing about book blogging is the fact that I've made so many good friends who I talk to every day. We're spread out all over the world but we all have so much in common! My least favourite thing is the pressure I feel sometimes to get to the bottom of my TBR pile (which, let's face it, is never going to happen), the plagiarism, and the competitiveness.

Do you have any advice for anyone who is thinking about starting a book blog? 
Write your own original content and come up with your own ideas. Don't plagiarise. Get Twitter because it is so good for getting your blog out there, and most importantly, have fun! Try not to let it stress you out. :)



  1. Great post! I loved both Through A Cat's Eyes and The Mile Long Bookshelf, so this was a good interview for me to read (:

    1. Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed it. ^_^ xx

  2. Ooh, this post looks so pretty! Thank you for having me on your blog, I really enjoyed answering your questions. :) xx

  3. Two of my favourite blogs in one post - great!
    I'm also a Ravenclaw which after reading so much about the Hogwarts Houses I feel fits.
    Really enjoyed reading your answers xx

    1. I'm glad you liked it! I'm a Hufflepuff and I think it suits me perfectly :'D xx


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