Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rock This! Thursday with Book Savvy

Why did you start blogging?

I read a lot. So much so that my co-workers, family, and friends had been getting tired of me going on and on about the good (and not-so-good) books I experience. I had to get it out somewhere and this is the place! I honestly couldn't care less whether people "Follow" my blog or are persuaded to buy the books I love. To me it's all about sharing my experiences and passion. The one thing I DO love about the "Follow" option on Blogger, I always follow back and because of this I have found some extraordinarily cool bloggers that I otherwise never would have met. I think I go more fan-girl over bloggers than I do authors. This community I've discovered has opened my life to people I couldn't have met otherwise and every one of them holds a special place in my heart and world.

What are some of your favorite reads this year?

Every book I've read has impacted me in some way. Whether it was entertaining, enlightening, or inspiring. I started Book-Savvy earlier this year and in doing so, that changed the way I perceive the books I read because I want to make sure that I not only absorb them through my own eyes, but I have to thing about the general audience and what they may or may not enjoy from the story. My personal absolute favorite this year was The Iron King and The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa. Her subject matter brought me straight back to my childhood and revisiting the terrifying (as a child) tales my Grandmother would tell me about Faeries. As a result of this I've started to recall and share the same stories with my own children, which is something I am forever indebted to her for. Ash would KILL me for saying that, lol.

You're walking down the street - what song is following you?

Depends on what time of day and the weather. I like to sing old Kate Bush songs to ward off scary thoughts when walking alone. On the other hand, I'm disturbingly clumsy, so an onlooker may envision some old player-piano music reeling as I trip over invisible forces I refer to as "Gravity Surges."

In the book blogging world, there always seems to be a lot of hype about this book or that one. Is there one you've stumbled across that hasn't had a lot of hype, but you think readers should definitely pick up?
OMG, yes! Depending what you're into, The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell was the most TERRIFYING book I've ever read. Lament by Maggie Steifvater was one of the best faerie books I've read. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride was really amazing, too.

Who is your favorite band or singer? Why are they you're favorite?

Alesana. Their lyrics are akin to an amazing paranormal romance, with music that fully express how I would musically interpret the emotions. They put on a helluva great live show, too. It's a good thing they don't play more than a couple shows a year in Detroit, because I would become a huge Groupie and neglect the rest of my world. Very talented and intelligent guys.

Has reading a book ever changed your life?

Every book I read deeply impacts me and alters my perception on life to some degree. Some of the most influencial to me were the Harry Potter books. I survived a most ugly and painful event in my life by getting lost in those books whenever I could.

What is one song you've overplayed worse than a Top 40 station?

"All Night Dance Parties In The Underground Palace" by Alesana. I've listened to that song at least once a day for the past 2 years.

If someone were to write a book about your life, what would the title be?

Lost and Found and Lost Again: The Mind of Heather

I likes the title of that! Do you have any guilty pleasure music?

I love the "Punk Goes Crunk" compilations, don't tell anyone. I am so adamantly anti-Hip Hop, they would never let me live that down.

You're given two golden concert tickets to go see any band from any decade. The only catch is you have to take a character from a book. Who are you taking and who are you two going to go see?
I'm Taking Ash from The Iron Fey to see Alesana's "Where Myth Fades To Legend" tour. Or Varen from Nevermore to Alesana's "The Emptiness" tour.

You take Ash - I'll take Puck! Thanks for stopping by the blog, Heather! Everyone, make sure you go check out her blog here.

If you are an author or blogger who would like to swing by and discuss books and music with us, shoot us an email:justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com


3 comments: said...

Heather sounds cool, going to visit her now...

Heather (Book-Savvy) said...

Thanks so much for this! I love it, great idea!!!

Llehn said...

I've got to start reading The Iron Daughter soon.