I have discovered that one of the best things about being a book blogger is the wonderful community of readers, writers, and bloggers that I interact with daily. One of the most supportive bloggers is Chrissi from Chrissi Reads. Her blog is chuck-full of book reviews, memes, and other fun features that inspire me to make my blog even better and keep me returning to hers.
I had the chance to interview Chrissi and chat with her a little bit about her, the books that she reads, her blog and more! Take a peek and then visit and follow her wonderful blog!
Amanda: Where are you from?
Chrissi: I’m from the UK, about an hour and ten minutes away from London.
Amanda: Have you always been a reader?
Chrissi: Yes, I’ve been a reader since I was a young child. My mum taught me how to read before I went to school. I started school at 4 years old.
Amanda: What got you into book blogging?
Chrissi: I had been running another blog for a few years, and started to get a bit bored with how little the community interacted with one another. I’ve found the book blogging community to be much more welcoming, helpful and generally just lovely!
Amanda: What is the coolest thing you have gotten to do as a blogger?
Chrissi: I’ve attended two publishing events which has been fun. I’ve only been blogging for just over year, so I look forward to whatever the future brings book blogging wise!
Amanda: What genres are your favorites to read?
Chrissi: If you’d asked me before book blogging, I would’ve said chick-lit. But now, I love a bit of everything. I’ve been on a big dystopian kick at the moment. I also think Young Adult is the strongest its been in a while too.
Amanda: Who are some authors that you would recommend that we check out?
Chrissi: Laurie Halse Anderson or Jennifer Brown. If you’re looking for a good British author then I’d recommend Cat Clarke or Sophia Bennett.
Amanda: What book are you reading now?
Chrissi: I’m currently reading The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. If you haven’t read her book Me Before You then I highly recommend that you do!
Amanda: Who is your book boyfriend? Or your favorite if you have more than one (I know I do).
Chrissi: I really like Holder from Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless and Losing Hope.
Amanda: What do you like to do other than read?
Chrissi: I like to go to the theatre, spend time with friends and just relax. I have a hectic, energetic job so I love
my down time.
Amanda: If you could have any animal for a pet, what would it be?
Chrissi: At the moment, my family has a rabbit that lives with us. He’s my nephew’s, but my nephew is too young to look after him. I’m quite happy with just caring for him, but I’d love another dog. My dog sadly passed away a few years ago and I STILL miss him. Dogs are great companions.