Me: Please welcome today's guest Chachic from Chachic's Book Nook! Hi Chachic! It’s nice to meet you!!! I love meeting new bloggers.
Chachic: Hi Mindy! Nice to meet you too. BBAW is a great way to meet new bloggers, right?
Me: First off, how long have you been a book blogger? And what type of books to you primarily read and review?
Chachic: I’ve been blogging since 2010 and I read all sorts of genre fiction - young adult fiction, epic and urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings and contemporary romance. I’m usually willing to try anything that comes highly recommended by a blogger I trust.
Me: What inspired you to start blogging?
Chachic: I was lurker for a while before I started my own blog. I’ve always enjoyed reading but I don’t get to talk about the books that I read with real life friends. I realized that having a book blog would help me connect with readers who share my tastes in books and that’s one of the main reasons why I thought it would be a good idea to start blogging.
Me: What is your favorite parts and the parts you don’t like very much of book blogging?
Chachic: I really enjoy discussing the books that I read with fellow readers and bloggers, that’s still one of my favorite aspects of blogging. I’m not a fan of the drama that happens though and I try to stay away from those because I want my blog to be my happy place - it helps me unwind and relax. I also don’t like experiencing a blogging slump because it’s frustrating but when you’ve been blogging for some time, I think a slump becomes a usual thing.
Me: What are you top 5 favorite books of all time? And your top 5 favorite books you have read this year?
Chachic: I have such a hard time answering this question! Can I cheat a bit? I have a long list of favorites over at my blog. :P I’ll share five of my favorite authors though: Megan Whalen Turner, Robin McKinley, Melina Marchetta, Ilona Andrews and Elizabeth Wein.
Five favorite reads from 2012 are Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Northlander by Meg Burden and the Trese graphic novels by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo.
Me: What are your favorite Memes to participate in and why?
Chachic: I like doing Book Haul posts but I believe that isn’t technically a meme because nobody hosts it. I also enjoy participating in Retro Friday hosted at Angieville because I get to review older titles instead of new releases. I host a meme on my blog called Want Books, where I feature books that have already been released and are on my wishlist.
Me: Based on what you know of me now, do you have any suggestions of blogs I might like?
Chachic: Based on what I’ve seen while browsing through your blog, I have a feeling you’d be interested in checking out several blogs that I follow:
Me: Other than reading and blogging about it, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Chachic: My favorite hobbies are summarized in the shirt that I’m wearing now:
I just moved from Manila to Singapore for a new job a few weeks ago. So I’m still trying to get to know the city where I’m based now by exploring bookish and foodie places.
For the first time in my life, I have access to a good public library and I find that pretty exciting.
Me: Thanks for stopping by Chachic! It was fun chatting!!! Make sure you stop on over to Chachic's blog to check out my interview. You can find it here: BBAW Interview Swap.